The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle Gildernew MP MLA, has visited the Action Cancer Big Bus to call on women in rural communities to use the onboard breast screening service and to praise SuperValu’s support of the state-of-the-art mobile unit.
Ms Gildernew said; “In bringing the Big Bus to rural communities across the North Action Cancer is providing a vital service, which is saving lives through screening and health promotion. I would urge women to attend the unit for screening and health checks when it is in their area.”
Ms Gildernew added; “I would also like to say how impressed I am with SuperValu’s support of the Big Bus. This is a shining example of how local businesses can partner with community initiatives and really make a difference.“
SuperValu and Action Cancer have worked together in support of the charity’s mobile cancer services since 2001 and in 2006 SuperValu helped Action Cancer pay for and launch the Big Bus screening and health promotion unit. SuperValu stores have raised over £800,000 for the Big Bus since it was launched.
SuperValu Marketing Manager Briege McGinty commented; “SuperValu is proud to support Action Cancer’s Big Bus as it travels to communities across Northern Ireland. SuperValu retailers in towns and villages throughout the country do their bit by fundraising and hosting Big Bus visits at their stores, because they see the number of customers and staff affected by cancer.“