From left: Amanda McNally

From left: Amanda McNally

Pink bus pulls into Nelson

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Tour Bus made its way through the Kootenays this week, making two stops in Nelson.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Tour Bus made its way through the Kootenays this week, making two stops in Nelson.

The bus hit the road in early May with the goal of using the mobile mammography and breast health education centre.

Since the bus began its tour, 1,398 people have been through the bus and nearly 700 people have signed up on the bus to arrange a mammogram.

According to a press release from the Breast Cancer Foundation “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.”

In addition to having interactive displays to inform visitors about breast examinations, the myths about breast cancer and the importance of mammograms, the exterior of the bus was covered in signatures and messages from those who’ve stopped  by the bus as it travels across BC.

For more information about The Pink Tour visit thepinktour.com