The 8-hour event, which took place in the main lobby of HealthWorks, included more than 25 individuals taking shifts throughout the day, resulting in a check of more than $1,000 to benefit the mobile mammography unit.
“With October being breast cancer awareness month, we wanted to raise funds and keep the fundraiser local,” said Jordan Crawford of HealthWorks. “We love the ideology behind Bonnie’s Bus and believe in the work it does across the state of West Virginia.”
Bonnie’s Bus, established in 2009, is a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, providing mammograms to the women of the state. The bus have provided more than 17,000 mammograms and detected at least 80 cases of breast cancer, and continues to serve women with limited access to care, especially those in rural parts of the state.
HealthWorks, previously recognized as Mid-Size Business of the Year by the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce, was founded in 1979 and continues to provide physical therapy and fitness services to Morgantown and surrounding areas.
To support Bonnie’s Bus and the WVU Cancer Institute, please contact Scarlett Schneider, PhD, senior director of development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-293-7732; or make a secure credit card donation online at give.wvu.edu/wvumedicine-wvucancerinstitute.
Gifts are made through the WVU Foundation, the non-profit organization that receives and administers private donations on behalf of the University.
David McDonald, 55, of Morgantown, didn’t expect a cancer diagnosis when he brought up some symptoms he had been having during a doctor’s appointment for stomach pain. He mentioned to his doctor that he had been having some rectal bleeding, and his family doctor sent him for further tests to find the cause.
School of Public Health students are collecting items for an Infant/Toddler Supplies Drive through April 17 to benefit The Shack Neighborhood House.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the program which starts on Monday, April 15 and runs through Tuesday, July 23. “Last year we had over 4,700 people participate,” said Dave Harshbarger, wellness manager for WVU Medicine making Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® the largest exercise program in the state.