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.
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.