06/21/2010

Bonnie’s Bus schedule through June

Visits planned for Webster Springs, Wellsburg and Glenville

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus will visit three West Virginia communities through the end of June.  The Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center’s mobile mammography unit offers digital mammograms in rural communities throughout the state.

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 listed below.

•    June 22, Webster County Memorial Hospital, Webster Springs, 304-847-5682
•    June 23, Brooke County Health Department, Wellsburg, 304-829-7581
•    June 29 and 30, Gilmer County Health Department, Glenville, 304-462-7351

The 40-foot-long Bonnie’s Bus, made possible by the generosity of West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to the MBR Randolph Cancer Center, is owned and operated by WVU Hospitals.  The bus is named after Mrs. Statler's late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson.

During its first year on the road in 2009 Bonnie’s Bus travelled 9,000 miles, visited 20 counties, and provided nearly 400 mammography screenings.  The goal for 2010 is to make at least 60 site visits throughout West Virginia with a focus on communities that have the highest breast cancer mortality rates. 

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:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com
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