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September 16, 2009

Marla Augustine, Communications and Legislative Services, (402) 471-4047 or


Cancer Caravan Bus Trek Across Nebraska Set for Oct. 1

LINCOLN—Three 50-passenger buses wrapped in cancer screening and prevention messages will begin a trek across Nebraska beginning in Omaha on October 1 and ending in Scottsbluff in time for the 5 th Annual Nebraska CARES Cancer Summit to be held on Friday, October 2.

Displaying colorful messages to promote the benefits of early screening for breast, cervical and colon cancer, the buses are designed to not only increase awareness as rolling billboards on the outside, but inside each bus discussion leaders will hold strategic planning sessions with riders as they travel across the state.

A tentative itinerary calls for stops and short rallies to be held starting in Omaha at the Cancer Survivors’ Park at 105th and Pacific. Rallies will be held in Lincoln, Kearney, North Platte and Scottsbluff.

There is still time to join the Cancer Caravan. Any adult, including survivors, caregivers, providers, interested individuals or representatives from other agencies, are welcome to attend. Space is limited and is available on a first-come basis.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-535-2227 or email .

This program is funded by grants from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.


Note: Travel Itinerary

7:00a.m.(CT) Depart Omaha; proceed to Lincoln - - board buses at surface parking adjacent to One Pacific Place Mall (10305 Pacific Street)
8:15 Arrive at Lincoln; attend rally at north entrance of State Capitol Building
9:15 Depart Lincoln; proceed to Kearney
11:15 Arrive in Kearney; attend rally at Good Samaritan Cancer Center (10 E. 31 st Street)
12:15 Depart Kearney; proceed to North Platte
1:45 Arrive at North Platte; attend rally at Callahan Cancer Center (601 W.
Leota St.)
2:45 Depart North Platte; proceed to Scottsbluff
4:30p.m.(MT) Arrive at Scottsbluff; attend rally at Regional West Medical Center (4021 Avenue “B”)