Grant funds and donations are available to pay for women without coverage, so that no woman age 40 or over is ever turned away.
Since 2009, Bonnie’s Bus has provided over 13,900 mammograms and detected at least 62 cases of breast cancer.
Mountains of Hope is West Virginia’s Comprehensive Cancer Coalition. Mountains of Hope is comprised of more than 200 health care professionals, volunteers, cancer survivors, and community advocates from across the Mountain State. Coalition members meet on a quarterly basis in the Charleston area and work together to implement the goals and objectives outlined in our state’s ambitious comprehensive cancer plan. Mountains of Hope is the author of the WV Cancer Plan.
The WVBCCSP provides clinical breast examinations (CBEs), mammograms, and Pap tests for eligible women, as well as diagnostic testing for women whose screening outcome is abnormal. Since Program inception in 1991, the WVBCCSP has enrolled over 107,000 women and provided more than 209,000 Pap tests, 136,000 mammograms, and 198,000 breast exams.
While screening services are key to early detection, their existence alone is insufficient to achieve a reduction in the illness and death associated with these diseases. As required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the WVBCCSP engages in the following activities in order to implement a comprehensive program:
- Program Management
- Screening and Diagnostic
- Education and Outreach
- Partnership and Collaboration
- Evaluation (Surveillance, Quality Assurance, and Technical Assistance)