Mountaineer fans are encouraged to don their pink and come to the WVU women’s “Pink” soccer game against Oklahoma at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Sunday, October 8 at 2 p.m. Bring your smiles as this game will be televised regionally on AT&T Sports Net. You’ll receive pink pom-pom shakers and get to tour the new Bonnie’s Bus, WVU’s state-of-the-art mobile 3D mammography vehicle, which will be parked in the lot next to the stadium. Members of the soccer team will be decked out in pink uniforms and during halftime will celebrate the success of their annual spring fundraiser to benefit the Cancer Institute’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center. Fans will also have an opportunity to receive the official pink Mountaineer T-shirt when they make a $10 donation. Tickets will be $1 at the gate and available online at WVUGAME.com.
WVU Medicine’s plastic and reconstructive surgeons are partnering with local restaurants in Dine Out for Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on Wednesday, October 18 to help raise awareness of breast reconstruction options available to women following breast cancer surgery. Local restaurants participating in BRA Day throughout the day will donate a percentage of their total receipts to a fund at WVU for patient education and assistance to uninsured and underinsured women seeking breast reconstruction. Eighty percent of the proceeds 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. Event page link
The new Bonnie’s Bus, WVU’s state-of-the-art mobile mammography vehicle, will be parked at WVU Medicine at University Town Centre in Granville, offering three-dimensional (3D) mammograms and breast care education to women from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 20. Walk-ins will be accepted, so no appointment is necessary. Bonnie’s Bus will visit 19 communities throughout West Virginia in October.
The WVU Cancer Institute is sponsoring the American Cancer Society Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the WVU Student Rec Center in Morgantown, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 21. Join our team – Hakuna Ma TaTas.
The WVU women’s volleyball team will host a “Pink” game against K-State at 1 p.m. on October 21 at the WVU Coliseum. The team will wear their pink jerseys and are encouraging fans to wear pink. You’ll also receive pink pom-pom shakers and have an opportunity to receive the official pink Mountaineer T-shirt when you make a $10 donation.
WVU Medicine and the Cancer Institute will host a dinner for breast cancer survivors at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown at 2 p.m. on October 22. At this event, cancer survivors share their personal cancer journeys with fellow survivors and visit with cancer specialists in a nonclinical setting.
The WVU men's and women's swimming and diving teams will compete in two "pink" swim meets. They will host Seton Hall and Xavier at 6:00 p.m. on October 27 and at 11:00 a.m. on October 28 at the WVU Natatorium. Fans will have an opportunity to receive the official pink Mountaineer T-shirt when they make a $10 donation.
Many thanks to the WVU women’s soccer team and their fans who came out to watch the Mountaineers beat Oklahoma 5-1 during the “pink” game at Dick Dlesk Stadium in Morgantown on October 8. The game was an opportunity for both the team and fans to join the WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine to raise breast cancer awareness and support the fight against breast cancer. Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, representatives of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center and the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus), and assistant women’s soccer coach Marisa Kanela were called to the field for halftime recognition and an announcement that the Mountaineers raised nearly $9,000 for the Cancer Institute’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during the team’s annual spring fundraiser. Additionally, Mountaineer fans donated more than $1,300 in exchange for official pink Mountaineer T-shirts. Their donations will support the Breast Cancer Program Enhancement Fund at the Cancer Institute.
Linda Vona-Davis, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Master of Science in Health Sciences Program at West Virginia University, was surprised and delighted to see 65 of her colleagues at her recent presentation. Before the standing-room-only crowd, she discussed her latest research into how adipose-derived stem cells, which originate in fat, influence the activity of breast cancer cells.