Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, offering breast cancer screening and education in a comfortable, convenient environment. The Bus serves women who have private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, and under-or uninsured women who qualify for the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program. Also, uninsured women living in West Virginia who are 40 and older can receive a screening mammogram on the Bus through the generosity of grant funding and donations.
Since 2009 Bonnie’s Bus has:
– Provided over 21,500 mammograms
– Detected over 110 cases of breast cancer
– Traveled more than 180,000 miles
– Funded over 1,700 mammograms through grants and donations
– Completed over 1,200 screening days
“The service that Bonnie’s Bus provides is important because we take mammograms out to women in rural communities. This provides them access to care in a familiar setting. They don’t have to drive to a large city and navigate an unfamiliar setting. We hear from patients all the time that if Bonnie’s Bus had not come to their town they would not get screened. We are proud that we can offer patients the same high quality of care they would receive at our brick and mortar facility.” — Jenny Ostien, Director of Mobile Screening
Donations are always appreciated, but there are lots of great ways to get involved.