Van Visits Mt Beauty for the First Time

Published 19 October 2012 By administrator
Van Visits Mt Beauty for the First Time

With a snip of the scissors, Marjorie, one of BreastScreen Victoria’s Mobile Screening Services, was officially opened for the first time in Mount Beauty.

Member for Benalla Bill Sykes and Upper Kiewa Cancer Support Group coordinator Trish Dixon did the honours.

Ms Dixon spent years lobbying for the service and is thrilled it has finally arrived for a one week stay.

“We usually have to travel for everything, so for services to come to us we really appreciate it, it’s like gold,” said Ms Dixon.

“It is a great credit to the local community and Trish Dixon from the Mt Beauty Neighbourhood Centre that due to their lobbying efforts the mobile van has been able to visit the town,” said Mr Sykes.

Local women were quick to embrace the free service which saves lives.

“It is encouraging that bookings reached 198 which is well above the target attendance of 140,” he said.

The MP says two people close to him had found a lump in their breast recently.

“One was given the all clear, so she had peace of mind, while the other had early treatment and after three months, the problem was gone,” he said.

The van is now in Myrtleford until December 20, 2012.

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