The Goldfields rolls out the Pink Carpet for BreastScreen WA

The Goldfields rolls out the Pink Carpet for BreastScreen WA

The Goldfields rolls out the Pink Carpet for BreastScreen WA

Wildflowers

The Goldfields put on a welcome show of pink wildflowers just in time for BreastScreen WA’s two yearly visit to Laverton, Wiluna, Leonora and Kalgoorlie. It was as if Mother Nature was using pink flowers to remind women of the importance of breast screening and awareness just prior to the mobile unit arriving in those towns.

Leanne Pilkington, BSWA’s Aboriginal Program Officer, was lucky enough to witness nature’s wonder and colour-coordinated welcome first hand. She spent a week in August driving through the Goldfields presenting Health Promotion and BSWA breast cancer flip chart training to health professionals and women in the area. Timing the visit to coincide with the mobile being in Laverton, Leanne caught up with Aboriginal women from Ngaanyatjarra Lands communities. She took the opportunity to have a yarn with them about the importance of early detection of breast cancer through having a screening mammogram and being breast aware.

All up Leanne visited seven agencies in the four towns, 45 health professionals received flip chart training and information including doctors, nurses and Aboriginal Health Professionals; while around 70 women received information and/or resources.

This year we have screened 105 women in Laverton, 39 in Wiluna and 65 in Leonora. The BSWA mobile is due in Kalgoorlie on 21st September.

Warakurna ladies

Last Updated: 13/09/2016