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  • Pro Performance RX makes donation to Betty Puskar Breast Care Center

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    Pro Performance RX at Mylan Park in Morgantown is supporting the work of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center to fight breast cancer.  The fitness and sports training facility held a fundraiser this October called Power of Pink Walk for a Cure 2015 and recently presented Ginger Layne, MD, medical director of the Breast Care Center a check for about $270.  “We wanted to do something to raise awareness about breast cancer, while encouraging people to be active,” Gabbie Kassis, corrective exercise specialist and personal trainer at Pro Performance RX, said.  During the month of October, members and non-members were asked to keep a 20 ounce bottle and deposit 50 cents into it for every mile they walked.  The participant who walked the farthest, trekked 75 miles, raising $152, and earned a three-month free membership at the facility.

  • West Preston Middle School makes donation to Bonnie’s Bus

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    Students at West Preston Middle School in Masontown, WV, are helping the WVU Cancer Institute’s mobile digital mammography unit (Bonnie’s Bus) stay on the road.  During three Wednesdays in October, the students were allowed to wear wacky cloths and hats in exchange for making a donation to Bonnie’s Bus.  They raised $350 for the Bus. Additionally, they declared every Friday, Pink Out Friday and wore as much pink as possible on those days.  “Through this fundraiser, our students are learning to be participants in society by helping others,” West Preston Middle School Principal Lee Livengood said.  “We couldn’t ask for a better bunch of kids.”

  • WVU Cancer Institute: New name projects unified identity

    Thursday, October 29, 2015

    The WVU Cancer Institute is now our official new name, which represents a unified identity for cancer care, research, prevention and service.

  • Breast cancer survivors honored at Afternoon of Enlightenment

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015

    Healthcare providers at WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center paid tribute to more than 200 breast cancer survivors during the Afternoon of Enlightenment at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown this past Sunday.   “How amazingly strong you are,” said Jessica Partin, MD, breast surgeon in the WVU Division of Surgical Oncology and master of ceremonies of the event.  “We see your strength and resolve and we are in awe and are honored.”

  • Betty Puskar: 30 years since breast cancer

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015

    Thirty years ago, Betty Puskar received some frightening news on Halloween – she had stage II breast cancer.

  • Crowds flock to local restaurants to support Dine Out for BRA Day

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    The purpose of BRA Day was to raise awareness of breast reconstruction options available to women following breast cancer surgery.  The event was spearheaded by Cristiane Ueno, MD, of WVU Medicine’s Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery.  WVU Medicine, in conjunction with the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, encouraged local restaurants to participate in BRA Day by donating a percentage of their total receipts to help create a fund at WVU for patient education and assistance to uninsured and underinsured women seeking breast reconstruction.  Eighty percent of the proceeds raised this week will stay in the WVU fund to benefit women in West Virginia, and 20 percent will be donated directly to The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund.  “We don’t know how much money we raised yet, but the turnout was great,” Dr. Ueno said.

  • Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Parsons

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Tucker County offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.

  • Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Clarksburg and Salem

    Monday, October 12, 2015

    Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Harrison County this month, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.

  • WVU Football goes pink

    Friday, October 9, 2015

    The WVU Football team is joining the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center and WVU Medicine to raise breast cancer awareness during the “Pink Game” on Oct. 10.

  • WVU Medicine going wild for pink to raise breast cancer awareness

    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    WVU Medicine is going wild for pink with a variety of activities and events planned throughout October to raise breast cancer awareness.