WVU Cancer Institute’s first virtual Pink Party raises $55K

Bonnie’s Bus has administered more than 22,000 mammograms to West Virginia women since 2009, detecting more than 110 cases of breast cancer and counting. 

The WVU Cancer Institute’s first-ever virtual Pink Party raised $55,535 to benefit Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile mammography unit that travels throughout West Virginia to offer breast cancer screening.

The annual Pink Party was held virtually Monday, Sept. 14, to ensure the health and safety of participants amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporters of the WVU Cancer Institute and friends had the opportunity to remotely support Bonnie’s Bus, while enjoying an interactive experience featuring an auction, prizes, contests and presentations. Billy Pulice, a member of the Cancer Institute’s Leadership Council for seven years, served as emcee.

More than 100 people from Delaware to Texas participated in this year’s Pink Party – including founding Bonnie’s Bus donors Ben and Jo Statler, who served as title sponsors for the event. Co-title sponsors Kenneth and Jennifer Mason donated the registration fee for 35 Cancer Institute nurses to attend the event.