- The Pink Caravan needs your help
The Pink Caravan needs your help
We are pretty excited about this new way of working, and really value once again the tremendous support from NZMCA members helping us get the caravan on the first leg of its trip which starts October (see schedule below).
In planning for the Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Caravan this year, we wanted to target certain areas more intensively. We have again taken the mammogram screening uptake statistics, and have taken note of the areas that are particularly low. For the rest of the year we will concentrate on Taranaki, Mid Central and Waikato working up our way to Auckland. We will resume in February March and April as we did this year, travelling to different locations, and in that way we will be able to utilise the (hopefully) better weather.
We have had a good look at how we can reach busy women and men who may not have the time to stop and talk to us parked up in local town areas, and in some locations we will be parking outside organisations such as Fonterra, Air NZ and Agresearch. Workers are encouraged by management to take a few moments out to speak with our nurses. Family and friends are also encouraged to visit on the day.
We are pretty excited about this new way of working, and really value once again the tremendous support from NZMCA members helping us get the caravan from A to B.
Every year in NZ more than 3000 women and 25 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, and we so value your input in getting the caravan, nurses and awareness message out there. Early detection saves lives, and with your help, this initiative really supports that knowledge of the signs and symptoms to look out for. Here is the schedule for the rest of this year:
The Breast Cancer Foundation will be offering ‘Petrol Vouchers’ as THANK YOU for your support!
Thurs 12 - Hawera - Fonterra
Frid 13 - Eltham - Fonterra
Sat 14 - New Pymouth - Women's Lifestyle Expo
Weds 18 - Whanganui
Thurs 19 - Levin
Frid 20 - Palmerston North
Thurs 26 - Palmerston North - AGRESEARCH - GRASSLANDS
Frid 27 - Palmerston North - FONTERRA R & D