After seeing Lorraine’s Boob Bus in October 2019, mum of four, Nicola Mackenzie, presented to her GP with symptoms which led to her receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. She’s currently in the middle of chemotherapy which has unfortunately resulted in her losing her hair. Our Helen Addis, who created the Change and Check campaign after her own diagnosis in April 2018, travelled to meet Nicola to offer some advice and introduces her to celebrity hairdresser, Trevor Sorbie, who wants to help her regain some of the confidence she's lost since becoming ill by helping her find the perfect wig.
After travelling more than 1,000 miles across the UK, Lorraine's Boob Bus has made its final stop at 10 Downing Street. Helen Addis, who finished treatment for breast cancer just a week earlier, joined Dr Hilary and MP Craig Tracey to deliver our lifesaving Change and Check stickers to the most famous home in the country.
Learn how to check for symptoms of breast cancer and download our Change and Check sticker here.
Our Boob Bus has been clocking up the miles travelling all across the UK throughout October and this morning reached Cardiff to educate people and spread awareness about checking for the signs of breast cancer. Joining Helen Addis and Dr Hilary is Welsh rugby player, Robyn Lock, who underwent treatment for lymphoma five years ago and is now lending her voice to our Change and Check campaign.
Learn how to check for the symptoms of breast cancer and download our Change and Check sticker here
Our Boob Bus has made the third stop of its journey, arriving in Belfast with Dr Hilary and Helen Addis on board. Dr Hilary is joined by Superintendent Sue-Ann Steen and Carol Mounce from the PSNI who, along with more than 30 other police services across the UK, have teamed up with our lifesaving Change and Check campaign.
Learn how to check for the symptoms of breast cancer and download our Change and Check sticker here.
Following Tuesday's Boob Bus launch, our double decker has made its way to Great Northern Square in Manchester.
We join Helen Addis, the producer behind our Change and Check campaign, and Steve Bland, whose TV presenter wife Rachel died of breast cancer, as they explain how they're continuing our message to 'check your boobs'.
Since Helen Addis launched our lifesaving Change and Check campaign in April of this year, more than 15,000 stickers have appeared in changing facilities throughout the UK and at least nine women have received early diagnoses of breast cancer thanks to the campaign. Now we're taking that message on the road as Lorraine's Boob Bus travels across the country throughout October hoping to spread even more awareness and get people regularly checking their boobs.
Sinead Scott-Lennon, Sally Nyland and Amy Stott join us in studio to share their thanks to Helen for creating the campaign that prompted them to get their symptoms checked by their GP and ensure an early diagnosis of breast cancer.
This October, Lorraine’s very own pink Boob Bus is hitting the road as we take our lifesaving Change and Check campaign all across the UK during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
With the support of Stagecoach, Lorraine’s Boob Bus will travel from London to Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff delivering our Change and Check stickers and educating people about checking for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
Prime Minister Theresa May has praised Lorraine's lifesaving breast cancer awareness campaign, launched by producer Helen Addis. In a letter to MP Craig Tracey, the prime minister wrote: 'I would like to congratulate Helen for the excellent work she has done.'