Bonnie’s Bus event planned at Barbour County Health Department

The Barbour County Health Department, in conjunction with Main Street Philippi, Broaddus Hospital, Code Blue Youth Group through World Vision, Philippi Public Library, Alderson Broaddus University School of Nursing and Campus Life and other volunteers, will feature Bonnie’s Bus Mobile Mammography Unit, and the first in a series of “Try it Thursday” events, which will feature local foods from The Market Place, and Family Food Kit Packets donated by World Vision.

Foods are prepared by volunteer registered dieticians Mary Beth Lind and Eloise Hollen.

Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile mammography unit, will give women over the age of 40 a mammogram. All women planning to have a mammogram on May 8 should make an appointment with the Barbour County Health Department at 304-457-1670. Women also will need to have a doctor’s order.

On May 8, there will also be unique opportunities to gain skills in the preparation of nutritionally dense foods at a lower cost. During this event, they will have a chance to taste those foods and will be given instruction on how to prepare those foods for their families. Women who attend this event may have their blood pressure measured, BMI (basic mass index) assessed, and given tools to learn how to begin a walking program. Everyone who comes to The Market Place on May 8 will have access to all educational materials, and a chance to taste all of the foods.

Please love the women in your lives and encourage them to have screening mammograms and a fun time learning how to stay healthy.

For more information about the May 8 event or to make an appointment for Bonnie’s Bus, call the Barbour County Health Department at 304-457-1670.