WVU Cancer Institute to host virtual Pink Party for Bonnie’s Bus
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Each year, the WVU Cancer Institute hosts its annual Pink Party to benefit the Bonnie’s Bus Mobile Mammography Unit.
2021 Pink Party plans have shifted due to changes in COVID-19 conditions. In the interest of protecting everyone’s health, this year’s festivities will be held virtually. Thanks to a professional livestream, attendees can enjoy a fun evening from the comfort of their home.
You won’t want to miss it!
In the week prior to the event, those who register will receive an email containing a link and instructions to join the party virtually. Bonnie’s Bus can also be supported via donation or by bidding on the items up for grabs in an online auction, which is slated to open Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Following a year when so many delayed critical cancer screenings, support for Bonnie’s Bus means more now than ever. Every ticket sold and sponsorship dollar committed helps the program meet the growing demand for services. Breast cancer has not taken a break during the pandemic, and neither can Bonnie’s Bus.
The Bonnie’s Bus Mobile Mammography Program began its screenings in 2009 through a donation from Jo and Ben Statler and since then has performed over 23,000 mammograms.
Since the program began, over 124 cases of breast cancer have been detected through screenings provided by the Bus. Regular breast screenings can allow for early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Bonnie’s Bus provides screenings to patients in all 55 counties, and no woman over the age of 40 is turned away due to lack of insurance. Funding for underinsured and uninsured patients is provided through grants and private donations.