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Bus-ty health check

Bus-ty health check

Bus loads of women will be taking their bras off for good health thanks to a Light Regional Council initiative.

To encourage and support women’s access to the BreastScreen SA mobile screening unit located behind the Tanunda Soldiers’ Memorial Hall on Basedow Road until June, Council are offering free community bus trips and have booked blocks of 11 appointments between 11 a.m. and 12. 30 p.m. for Light residents.

BreastScreen SA encourages all women aged 50-74 years to have a free screening mammogram which takes less than 10 minutes.  

Currently the only way to detect breast cancer early before symptoms develop, Council’s Community Development Officer, Ms Lorinda Bayley urged women to take advantage of the service.

“Why not go with a group of ladies – we are all in it together. I’ll be in the bus – I’m the bus driver! I’m going to have to go through it too,” she said.

“Grab a friend, jump on the bus and have a great time chatting on the way to and from Tanunda…follow my lead!”

Whilst mammograms can be a little confronting and women often fear what may be found, Lorinda said it is much better to know and be able to address things early. 

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.