Pink Caravan

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Pink Caravan

Pink Caravan

Pop in for free breast health advice

Each year our breast health nurses travel around New Zealand in our iconic Pink Caravan, to talk about mammograms, offer advice about checking your breasts, healthy lifestyles and family risk. They visit our country’s smaller towns – places that don’t have access to the variety of health services the bigger cities do.

Our breast nurses would love to have a chat to you, so check out where the caravan is headed and when it comes to a town near you, pop in and say hi.

The Pink Caravan's 2020 spring tour will start on October 3 and our nurses will be visiting communities in Auckland and Northland.

When is the caravan near me?

When is
the caravan
near me?
Drag the map to explore!

  • Auckland

    • 12 October 2020

      Wellsford

    • 13 October 2020

      Warkworth

    • 15 October 2020

      Orewa

    • 16 October 2020

      Whangaparoa

    • 19 October 2020

      Highbrook

    • 20 October 2020

      Britomart Place

    • 22 October 2020

      Howick

    • 16 November 2020

      Helensville

    • 17 November 2020

      Kumeu

    • 18 November 2020

      Henderson

    • 19 November 2020

      New Lynn

    • 20 November 2020

      Northwest Shopping Centre

    • 23 November 2020

      Silverdale

    • 25 November 2020

      Westfield Albany

    • 27 November 2020

      Glenfield Mall

    • 30 November 2020

      Otahuhu

    • 01 December 2020

      South Auckland

    • 03 December 2020

      Tuakau

    • 04 December 2020

      Glen Innes

    • 07 December 2020

      Botany

    • 04 December 2020

      South Auckland

  • Northland

    • 03 October 2020

      Whangarei

    • 05 October 2020

      Tikipunga

    • 06 October 2020

      Whangarei

    • 07 October 2020

      Otangarei

    • 08 October 2020

      Ruakaka

    • 27 October 2020

      Kawakawa

    • 28 October 2020

      Moerewa

    • 29 October 2020

      Paihia

    • 30 October 2020

      Kerikeri

    • 03 November 2020

      Waipapa

    • 04 November 2020

      Kaeo

    • 05 November 2020

      Kaitaia

    • 09 November 2020

      Kaikohe

    • 11 November 2020

      Rawene

    • 12 November 2020

      Dargaville

Early detection saves lives

Breast cancer is the number one cancer for NZ women

These days its much more treatable if found early. That's why the Pink Caravan breast nurses are hitting the road - to boost breast health awareness.

They'll answer any breast health questions, give advice on when to start mammograms and show you breast changes to look out for, so you can get any changes checked out.

Pop into the Pink Caravan for free advice and support. No appointment necessary.

FAQs

​What is the Pink Caravan?
​Can I get a mammogram on the Pink Caravan?
​What can I expect from a Pink Caravan visit?
Does the Pink Caravan have any information I can take away with me to share with friends and whanau?
How can I invite the Pink Caravan to come to our office / community ?

Meet some of the wonderful people who make the Pink Caravan project a reality!

​Christine

Volunteer tower, 2020 Pink Caravan South Island tour

Why did you get involved in towing the Pink Caravan?

I am a member of the New Zealand Motorhome Association. I saw that the Foundation was looking for volunteers to tow the caravan in my area. As I had planned to travel with my own caravan, I decided to offer my services. I had been thinking about what I might do to occupy my time and this seemed like a cool thing to do. It's a great cause and heading in the same direction as me. I loved the experience and enjoyed towing 'Pinkie' in the region! It is my pleasure to be able to assist.

Bella

Breast nurse, 2020 Pink Caravan South Island tour

Hello, I live in Auckland, I have a 21-year-old son, Ayden. I am an experienced nurse working in the hospital setting and in the community with cancer patients. I work across all cancer stages, from new diagnoses to end of life, I see the raw end of cancer...

I totally agree with the saying ‘prevention is the best cure’; education and knowledge is key! If I can help prevent at least one beautiful woman having to go through the heartbreak of hearing ‘you have advanced breast cancer’ then I’m in!

The Pink Caravan is the best platform to spread the word about prevention, but more importantly to educate New Zealand wahine about their breasts and learning how to get to know them, so if any changes occur it can be actioned and hopefully decrease the amount of emotional pain I see on a daily basis from that big ‘C’ word!

During my free time I enjoy regular walks, workouts, and being on my SUP board as well as puppy walks! Plus, pink is my favourite colour - I even have a hot pink velvet chaise seat in my lounge!

Mark

Volunteer tower, 2019 Pink Caravan Auckland tour

I am a member of our local four-wheel drive club in Auckland. I responded to a request made for volunteers to help tow Pinkie to and from shopping centres where she was to be set up for each particular day.

At the time, I was personally facing a life-changing challenge; I had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and had been given 12 months to live. I was diagnosed with mesothelioma for which there is no cure. Despite wishing to spend all the remaining time that I had left with my loved ones and to, hopefully, fulfill my bucket list, I volunteered to help out with Pinkie, subject, of course, to my health at the time.

However small my part may be in the education, prevention, research and treatment of cancer by helping to move Pinkie around, I was happy to help out so that, if not my generation, then the next one or the one after that, will no longer have to suffer the effects of cancer.

To all cancer patients, their families and friends, I wish you all the very best that life offers you, now and in the future.

Pink Caravan supporters

Heartfelt thanks to our supporters for making the Pink Caravan tour possible