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St. John’s Medical Group and the St. John’s ICARE Foundation Present A Cancer Awareness Event Sponsored by National Grid

ROCKAWAY BEACH, NEW YORK – Sept. 21, 2022 – Local Rockaway residents learned about staying healthier and were screened for serious health conditions at a Cancer Awareness Event hosted by Population Health’s Mobile Health Unit, St. John’s Medical Group (SJMG), St. John’s ICARE Foundation and sponsored by National Grid on September 16.

According to 2018’s NYC Health Community Profile for the Rockaways and Broad Channel, lung, breast cancer (among women), and colorectal cancer were recognized as the three leading causes of cancer-related premature deaths in the area. With efforts to educate and bring awareness, the event focused on offering cancer screening tests and cancer prevention information to the community in order to help close the gap of this fatal social determinant of health.

Providers from St. John’s Medical Group, Margaret O. Carpenter Women’s Health Center, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Imaging and Radiology, as well as Registered Dieticians were present for the day. Additionally, National Grid shared the sentiment in helping the community foster healthier lives with information for the community on smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions that are being met in current projects throughout the Rockaways.

“Outreach events such as this enforce St. John’s mission to provide healthcare and health education to the people we serve,” said Michael P. Luyckx, Administrator for Cancer and Imaging Services at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital. “We want to meet people where they are to provide the preventative care and information they need to build healthier families and healthier communities.”

St. John’s Population Mobile Health Unit is on the move throughout the Peninsula, Five Towns and beyond offering flu and COVID-19 shots, blood pressure and more. Find out where the Mobile Health Unit will be present in the upcoming weeks by visiting

About St. John’s ICARE Foundation: The St. John's ICARE Foundation, created in May 2022, fosters a culture of philanthropy to secure, manage and distribute gifts in support of the mission and vision of Episcopal Health Services and St. John's Episcopal Health Services. The ICARE Foundation, which stands for Innovation, Compassion, Respect and Empathy, raises awareness and funds in support of equipment, capital projects, special programs and community initiatives. To donate, visit or call (718)-869-8062 for more information.

About St. John’s: St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York. Celebrating over 110 years of community care in 2016, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventative, diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.

About National Grid National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York and Massachusetts. National Grid is focused on building a path to a more affordable, reliable clean energy future through our fossil-free vision. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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