New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was among the hundreds of New York women who flocked to city public hospitals during May to get mammograms. Quinn's mother died of breast cancer, and she is an enthusiastic proponent of the value of early detection and treatment to save lives. Quinn was supporting HHC’s annual Mammograms for Mother’s Day campaign to raise awareness about the potentially life-saving benefits of mammography. Nine public hospitals held special outreach events and more than 900 women were screened for breast cancer throughout the month and made appointments to get mammograms. HHC also partnered with the American Cancer Society and media partners FOX 5 and the New York Post to get the word out. HHC has done more than 300,000 mammograms for women during the previous four years, and nearly 90,000 in 2008 alone. Women age 40 and over can visit HHC's web site at nyc.gov/hhc to find a public hospital where mammograms are available all year around.