Each year over 300 volunteers assist in outreach activities for the WVBCCSP.
These activities include:
Take a Step Against Breast Cancer…Walk for Women - Walks are conducted every October to raise awareness, honor survivors, and remember those who have lost their battle with the disease. Volunteers raise funds to support the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund. Each year, more than 1,000 people Walk for Women.
Breast Cancer Awareness Day - Events are held in all fifty-five counties during the first week of October and include wreath hangings, proclamations, and luncheons. More than 2,400 people participate in these events.
Quilts of Hope - Every two years, quilters from around the state create beautiful masterpieces that serve as symbols of hope to women in their fight against breast cancer. The quilts are raffled to raise money for the Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.
Free Screening Clinics - One way to reach women and ensure that they receive screening is through the use of free screening clinics. Each year, WVBCCSP partners with healthcare providers, laboratories, and community volunteers to screen women. In 2005, twenty-one free Pap test clinics, four free CBE clinics, and three free mammography clinics were conducted throughout WV.
Other activities include health fairs, awareness luncheons, and survivor events.
Volunteers help distribute Program literature and also talk with community members, family, and friends about the importance of early detection and the services available through WVBCCSP.
To become a volunteer, contact your local Cancer Information Specialist (CIS). To find a CIS in your area, click here.
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West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program, 350 Capitol St. Room 427, Charleston, WV 25301
304.558.5388 or 1.800.642.8522