NEW YORK — Adult star Bree Olson got on board to fight breast cancer in New York City today.
The performer hosted the “Save Our Boobs Bus” tour that provided free breast cancer screening exams given by Dr. David Shafer, a double-board certified plastic surgeon and diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Sponsored by adult website Pornhub and also manned by the Boob Bus Nurse Brigade, the event made five stops around Manhattan including Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, and Central Park.
“Porhhub came to me with this idea to do breast cancer awareness,” Olson told FOX news. “They figured, you know, breasts are a large part of our industry, and the two would kind of coincide.”
Shafer said at the event that not only is there an association between breast implants and plastic surgeons, but plastic surgeons also play an important role with patients after they have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
“Patients have self-esteem issues and body image issues, and we’re able to step in and say, ‘Listen, we can do the reconstructive procedures,’” Shafer explained. “We can use that skill to help build up the self-esteem of the patient and help them feel better after the surgery. We can also work hand-in-hand with them during their diagnosis.”
The doctor also noted that plastic surgeons can also help detect breast cancer.
“One thing when we see patients for breast implants, we do a good screening beforehand to make sure they don’t have breast cancer. We do mammograms, breast exams, and so that’s why we wanted to get involved with this. With a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, it’s an important issue for all women,” Shafer said.
Olson described herself as a “cheerleader” for the tour and said she was personally affected by breast cancer when a close friend’s mother died of the disease.
“She was in her 30s, and so she didn’t get to see her grandchildren grow up or anything,” Olson said. “And it was very devastating to one of my best friends. To see something like that hit so close to home — you always think it’s not going to happen to you; and it just goes to show that something that seems so far away, and it seems like something you see on TV or hear people talk about can actually happen. It’s very important to get examinations regularly.”
The performer said she’d like to continue her crusade and would take part in the event again.
“Nothing like this had been done before, and I think it’s really great of Pornhub to come together and say, ‘Let’s do this, let’s take this bus to women and raise awareness.’”