Brampton - If you look outside your local market, festival, or fair
this summer, you might spot a big, bubblegum pink bus making its way across the
GTA and Ontario.
The bus looks playful with its eye-catching hue and white
graffiti scrawled on every inch. But the messages are serious in nature. All
are in support of raising awareness for the ways to prevent and check for
This year approximately 23,800 women and 200 men in Canada
will be diagnosed with breast cancer, according to the Canadian Breast Cancer
Osler was at the Brampton stop of the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation’s Pink Tour to help spread the word on July 18. The Diagnostic
Imaging team was available to book mammograms on the spot for Ontario’s Breast
Screening Program, which has a centre at Osler.
“The message is simple,” says Cathy Hamilton, Manager of
Diagnostic Imaging at Brampton Civic Hospital. “Screening for breast cancer is
proven to help save lives. Early detection and better treatment means a better
Osler’s participation in the Pink Tour was a chance to
connect the hospital with the community. “Rather than only having this kind of
material available when people come to us, we decided to bring it out there,”
Improved medical technology means that we can catch cancer
earlier, giving us more treatment options that are less invasive and more
effective. In turn, this will help our
patients live a long, healthy life with their families and friends.
Breast cancer screening is the best ways to detect cancer
earlier, according to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
The bus is making stops in cities all across Ontario until
October. Osler will be on board again
September 11 at the Rogers building in Brampton.