09/11/2009


Bonnie’s Bus September schedule

Visits planned for St. George, Oceana, Whitesville and Burton

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus will visit four West Virginia communities between now and Sept. 24.

Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit offering digital mammograms. The mammograms are not free, but billing to third-parties is provided.  Women who lack insurance may be matched to government or nonprofit charities. A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram.

For a Bonnie’s Bus appointment, call the clinic or medical center number listed below.

  • Sept. 16 and 17, St. George Medical Clinic, St. George, 304-478-3339
  • Sept. 22, Oceana Medical Center, Oceana, 304-682-6247
  • Sept. 23, Raleigh-Boone Medical Center, Whitesville, 304-854-1321
  • Sept. 24, Burton Clinic, Burton, 304-775-4671

The 40-foot-long Bonnie’s Bus, underwritten by a $2.5 million gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to West Virginia University’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, is owned and operated by WVU Hospitals. The bus is named after Mrs. Statler's late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson. The bus made its first stop in Blacksville, the Statlers’ hometown, on April 15.

Bonnie’s Bus represents a statewide partnership of women’s groups, clinicians, public health professionals and other community leaders to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in West Virginia.

For information on Bonnie’s Bus see http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/bonnie/.

 

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For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
brunaisa@wvuh.com
AB: 09-10-09

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