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Ambassadors

Our ambassadors promote the importance of screening in the community.

We know that women are influenced by a range of factors to book a breast screen including the recommendation of a GP.  For many women, it is the experiences of other women that encourage them to make an appointment. 

By sharing their experiences with other women, ambassadors help us to ensure all Victorian women aged 50–74 attend a free breast screen every two years.

Our ambassadors help to promote the importance of regular breast screens through opportunities that include:

  • Attending community events to talk to women about screening
  • Speaking with local media about their local clinic or mobile screening service
  • Sharing their story which may be used in our publications and online
  • Providing feedback on our policies and publications

Each ambassador is supported by our staff and provided with briefings and support material so that they always feel well equipped.

Lena

Lena finds talking to friends about screening reduces any nervousness.
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Catriona

Catriona's regular local breast screen takes only ten minutes.
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Wendy

Wendy books online after receiving her email reminder.
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Angela and Carmel

Angela & Carmel encourage the use of interpreters to make screening easier.
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