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 WVU Cancer Institute Development Team firstname.lastname@example.org, 304-293-4597.
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.
Employees of WVU Medicine and the WVU Cancer Institute came together on Monday, May 20 to join organizations across the world in celebrating Clinical Trials Day on May 20. This day recognizes those who conduct clinical trials, raises awareness of clinical trials and clinical research, and is an opportunity to show gratitude for the work they do to improve public health.
What started with a small gift between friends has now evolved into the larger “gift of humanity.” Lemons of Love was started in 2014 after the founder, Jill Swanson Peltier, was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. Jill had received a small goodie bag from a friend with a few items that were meant to help her through her chemotherapy treatment. Touched by the kindness and thoughtfulness of this gift, she knew that this was something that everyone starting their battle with cancer should receive. Jill envisioned being able to give others the same support that she received, in the form of a simple gift that makes a big impact.
WVU Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Training Program (CBTP)