Florida Hospital unveils bus design for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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CENTRAL FLORIDA —

Florida Hospital unveiled its new health bus design in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The bus will travel around central Florida to provide digital screening mammograms. 

It's part of Florida Hospital's Pink Army initiative to spread the word about early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

The bus design features two local women who became friends while going through treatment at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

Also, you may recognize a familiar face: Eyewitness News Daybreak anchor Vanessa Echols is featured on the side of the bus.

In February 2004, Vanessa was diagnosed with breast cancer. She made it her mission to educate women, men and their families about the importance of early detection of cancer and coping with cancer treatments.

In October of 2007, Vanessa founded Compassionate Hands and Hearts Breast Cancer Outreach to help local patients and their families. You can visit our website at www.compassionatehandsandhearts.org.