Bonnie’s Bus will be at Rupert Community Center on Aug. 18, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. As part of Robert C. Byrd Clinic’s ongoing breast cancer awareness efforts, the Robert C. Byrd Clinic-Rupert site will be hosting this event at the Rupert Community Center.
Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women age 25-44. Mammography screening has been shown to reduce death rates by up to 25 percent. Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile digital mammography unit that travels throughout West Virginia to ensure that all women age 40 and above has access to breast cancer screenings. The Bonnie’s Bus Program is a partnership between Cancer Prevention and Control, the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and WVU Healthcare. Bonnie’s Bus was created in honor of Bonnie Wells Wilson, who died of breast cancer in a remote area of the state with no access to screening mammography.
Call Karen Jones at 304-647-1208 to schedule an appointment. Medicaid, Medicare and most private insurances will cover the cost of this exam, however it will be free to women who do not have insurance. A doctor’s order is required.