The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Region has launched BC’s first mammography and breast health education centre on wheels – a branded bus that will visit more than 50 BC communities in less than five months.
Called the Pink Tour Bus, it will be rolling into Abbotsford on June 24.
Since the tour hit the road in early May 2011, more than 3,720 people have been through the signature covered bus and more than 288 have signed up to arrange a mammogram.
Women who register on the bus will receive calls back from the Screening Mammography Program (SMP) of BC to arrange an appointment for their mammogram.
Only 51 per cent of eligible women in BC have a regular mammogram. According to the World Health Organization, if 70 per cent of eligible women went for regular mammography, the number of deaths from breast cancer would be reduced by up to one third. The practice of breast health is important to all women. The Pink Tour bus team is as ethnically diverse as the communities they will be visiting throughout BC. All visitors are welcome to tour the bus and read more about breast health in English, Punjabi and Chinese.
The bus will stop in Abbotsford on June 24 at the following locations and times:
- Safeway, 32500 S. Fraser Way – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- CIBC, 32650, S. Fraser Way – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Seven Oaks Shopping Centre, The Bay parking lot off Gladwin Road – noon to 3 p.m.