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9/11 Health info forum being held this weekend

The forum will be held at PS 124 in Chinatown on November 18th.
9/11 Health info forum being held this weekend
Many are still in pain. Photo credit: iStock.

Many people in the New York City area are still feeling the effects of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. On top of the devastating amount of loss we had all felt that day, many who were close to the financial district during that time period have contracted cancers and other illnesses that are directly connected to the toxins from the debris created in the attacks. 

On Saturday, November 18th, PS 124 on Division Street in Chinatown will be holding an informational health forum for people who "who may be eligible for medical treatment and compensation because they went to school, lived, worked, or volunteered in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights and were exposed to the toxins released by the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the months that followed." Many people who have suffered from these illnesses have no idea that they are eligible for compensation through the James Zadroga 9-11 Health and Compensation Act.

Explaining and getting the word out regarding this act is exactly what this forum, put on by a partnership between the Confucius Plaza Tenants Association, community health activists, the United Federation of Teachers and the law firm Barasch & McGarry, is trying to achieve. 

The two-hour long forum will be lead by Dr. Jacqueline Moline and Attorney Michael Barasch, who will both explain the medical and financial help that those still feeling the effects of this horrible tragedy. 

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See the information below if you would like to attend: 

Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Date: Saturday, Nov. 18
Place: PS 124, 40 Division Street, Manhattan, 10002. 
Event: First in a series of 9/11 health information forums. Information will be in English, Mandarin and Cantonese
Contact: Alex Gomez, UFT press office, C: 646.864.4241/ agomez@uft.org
 
 
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