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Pierce The Tatas

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Oct

Posted by mjd

Pierce The Tatas

We at STICK Tattoo are always driven to become more involved in our local Morgantown community. This October, we continue our involvement with our “Pierce The Tatas” breast cancer awareness campaign. All month long, STICK Tattoo will donate a portion of proceeds from every nipple piercing to Bonnie’s Bus Fund, part of the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center.

“Our Pierce The Tatas campaign is just one way that we can help bring awareness and help contribute to the research for finding a cure for breast cancer,” said Harmony Mafield, STICK Tattoo’s body piercer. “Our hope is that this extra emphasis on our end will also help encourage our customers to be more aware and conscious of the disease, while helping Bonnie’s Bus with their mobile screenings”

In addition to the campaign, STICK Tattoo is planning a one-day event to recognize breast cancer survivors with special offers at the shop. Plans will be announced in the next few days.

About Bonnie’s Bus:
Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, offering breast cancer screening in a comfortable, convenient environment. A gift from Jo and Ben Statler, the Bus serves women who have private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, and uninsured women who are participants in the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening program. With funding from grants and donations, mammograms are provided for women without coverage, so that no woman over the age of 40 is ever turned away; age 40 is the recommended age to begin screening mammograms.

Bonnie’s Bus was created in honor of Bonnie Wells Wilson, the mother of Jo Statler, who succumbed to breast cancer in a remote area of the state with no access to screening mammography. Bonnie’s Bus has a mission to provide breast cancer screening services to women in West Virginia, especially those in rural parts of the state with limited or no access to screening mammography.

In 2014, STICK Tattoo and The STICK Co., raised more than $1,000 for Bonnie’s Bus. STICK Tattoo is a West Virginia-based tattoo, piercing and lifestyle company dedicated to providing high quality art, professional services, and continued community support. Stop in today to learn more about our “Pierce The Tatas” campaign.