Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Daisy The Campervan raises cancer awareness

Louise Dryden, a cancer survivor in northern England, is teaming up with touring campervan Daisy in an effort to raise awareness of the early signs of cancer in the region, reports the Berwick Advertiser.

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Louise was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago, and after receiving treatment only visits the hospital for a check up once a year. She believes that using a campervan will allow the message of early detection to be spread effectively in the largely rural area of Northumberland.

“I think the Daisy cancer campervan is a great way of getting out into the more rural parts of Northumberland. We have a very strong community spirit in Berwick and I hope that the community gets behind the Daisy bus and its important message of knowing the early symptoms of cancer and not to delay going to see your GP if you think something’s wrong. I want to encourage people, particularly women because of my own experience, to be aware of what’s going on in their body and to be alert to changes. Catching cancer early can literally save your life.”

The staff and volunteers travelling with Daisy will provide information and talk to residents of the places they visit about cancer, the myths and the facts surrounding the disease.

To follow in Daisy's tyre marks and travel England by campervan, click here.

Northumberland photo by Draco2008 via Flickr Creative Commons

Author: Doug Brown+

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