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Mobile breast health bus rolls into Montreal

MONTREAL – A bilingual, mobile breast health exhibit is rolling into town to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which starts next week.

Services on the bus are free of charge to the public.

The customized RV known as La Virée Rose is visiting more than 120 towns across the province over the next few months.

One of those stops was in the parking lot of Novartis, a Dorval-based pharmaceutical company.

“The employees had a grassroots effort to try to care for patients with breast cancer,” said Timothy Maloney, president of Novartis.

Novartis employees have just completed their tenth annual Ride for Life.

“Our challenge is a physical challenge. It’s 600 kilometers riding from Toronto to Montreal and it’s also a fundraising challenge,” said Jason Brown, the team’s 2014 captain.

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The long-distance cycling event has raised almost $1 million for breast cancer research to date.