BIG BUS BRINGS CANCER SERVICES TO PORTSTEWART

Action Cancer patron Nuala McKeever, centre, joins Sean Conlon from the charity and SuperValu Marketing Manager Donna Morrison, to announce the Big Bus visit to Patsy Trolan Golf Day on 7th July.
Action Cancer patron Nuala McKeever, centre, joins Sean Conlon from the charity and SuperValu Marketing Manager Donna Morrison, to announce the Big Bus visit to Patsy Trolan Golf Day on 7th July.
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Leading local cancer charity Action Cancer is bringing its SuperValu Big Bus mobile unit to the area as part of its ongoing tour of Northern Ireland.

The Bus will be hosted by the Patsy Trolan Golf Day at Portstewart Golf Club, Strand Head, Portstewart on Thursday 7th July.

The mobile clinic, whose main sponsor is retail group SuperValu and its independent retailers, was launched in 2006 to help Action Cancer save lives and support people.

The 18 metre-long articulated vehicle with expanding side pods, houses cancer prevention and early detection services and staff on the unit also provide information about support services.

Action Cancer Big Bus Co-ordinator Seán Conlon explained why the public should take advantage of the service; “The Big Bus has become a well-known and valuable health resource for men and women throughout Northern Ireland, delivering life-saving services right to their doorstep.”

Donna Morrison, SuperValu Marketing Manager said, “SuperValu has been in partnership with Action Cancer for 12 years in support of the charity’s mobile services.

“We are extremely proud to play our part in the Big Bus service and to help Action Cancer make an impact on the health of local communities throughout Northern Ireland.”

Services provided on the Big Bus, which is fully accessible include digital breast screening for women aged between 40 and 49 and over 70, health promotion and MOT health checks for men and women.