EGG HARBOR CITY — A local nonprofit helped turn an old school bus into a mobile cancer-education center.

Integrity Transportation and the Tara Miller Foundation helped arrange the donation to the Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation of Raleigh, North Carolina.

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The dotted bus, dubbed the Shade Shuttle, was picked up Monday and starts a multistate tour.

The Shade Shuttle is intended to educate people about the dangers of melanoma and provide free screenings.

Tara Miller, a Longport native, died of melanoma in 2014. The foundation was established by her family and hosts the annual Make the Best of It Bash, which last year raised $525,000 for melanoma research.

The Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation was founded in 2015 by a three-time melanoma survivor Tracy Callahanto fund research and community awareness.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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