Three Wyoming nonprofits receive grants to offer free mammograms

2012-06-29T15:25:00Z 2013-04-25T15:05:04Z Three Wyoming nonprofits receive grants to offer free mammogramsBy CAROL SEAVEY Live Well editor Casper Star-Tribune Online
June 29, 2012 3:25 pm  • 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure and General Electric will grant $1.2 million to three nonprofit organizations in Wyoming to offer free mammograms to uninsured women.

The Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care (Formerly Rocky Mountain Foundation for Cancer Care), Women's Wellness at Wyoming Migrant Health and The Caring Foundation of Wyoming  are the three recipients:

  • Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care was granted $150,000. The Casper nonprofit provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families as well as community education and special events. It is supported by Rocky Mountain Oncology Center.
    The foundation applied for the grant as part of the "Screen, Scan, Survive" program, which aims to expand free breast cancer screenings in Wyoming. The grant will also provide an expansive continuum of care and ongoing communication and education locally surrounding the issue of breast cancer, according to a media release.
  • Women's Wellness at Wyoming Migrant Health in Powell is part of the Wyoming Health Council, a Cheyenne-based nonprofit that provides access and education in family planning and other health care services.
  • The Caring Foundation of Wyoming was founded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming to provide affordable health care to Wyoming residents. The Caring for Women Program helps uninsured Wyoming women who are unable to pay for mammograms, wellness exams or pap smears.

The grant is part of Komen and GEs Wyoming Women First initiative, which launched a traveling mammography van on a state-wide tour Wednesday.

Carol Seavey is special sections editor at the Casper Star-Tribune. Contact her at 307-266-0544 or Follow her on twitter at Carol_Seavey.

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