07/14/2010

Bonnie’s Bus Offers Mammograms July 20 at
Rowlesburg Clinic
 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus will visit the Rowlesburg Clinic in Preston County Tuesday (July 20) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A service of WVU Healthcare, Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit that offers digital mammograms.

The mammograms are not free, but billing to insurers 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 Rowlesburg Clinic at 304-454-2421.

The 40-foot-long Bonnie’s Bus, made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, is 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:
Kim Fetty, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
fettyki@wvuh.com
el: 07-12-10

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