Bonnie’s Bus Mobile Mammography Program
Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, offering breast cancer screening in a comfortable, convenient environment.
A gift from Jo and Ben Statler, the bus serves women who have private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, and uninsured women who are participants in the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program.
With funding from grants and donations, mammograms are provided for women without coverage, so that no woman over the age of 40 is ever turned away. (Age 40 is the recommended age to begin screening mammograms.) Bonnie’s Bus works in close partnership with the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, which provides screening services to uninsured or underinsured women whose income, by federal guidelines, is at or below 200% of the national poverty level.
Bonnie’s Bus was created in honor of Jo Statler’s mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson, who succumbed to breast cancer in a remote area of the state with no access to screening mammography.