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WBCI Grant Helps Cancer Patients

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WBCI Grant Helps Cancer Patients

The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative (WBCI) recently awarded a $19,200 grant to the Northeast Wyoming Community Health Foundation. The grant provides up to $400 for breast cancer patients needing mastectomy prosthetics. The grant is a collaboration between the NEW Community Health Foundation, the Cancer Care Committee and the Heptner Cancer Center at Campbell County Health.

The Heptner Cancer Center has long provided breast cancer patients with free fittings for prosthetics. With the help of this grant, patients can further reduce costs and focus on their recovery and healing process.

Leigh Johnson, Cancer Care Director, applauded both the collaboration and the grant. "We could not have accessed this grant opportunity without the NEW Community Health Foundation. These prosthetics are integral to the emotional recovery of breast cancer patients and we are incredibly grateful our community now has this resource."

Breast cancer patients can apply for up to $400 per person to be used for mastectomy fittings, and prosthetic breast forms, post-mastectomy compression bras, camisoles, swimsuits and scar/healing patches. Call the Heptner Cancer Center at 307-688-1950 for more information on how to access the grant.

The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative (WBCI) has a mission to increase breast cancer awareness and prevention across Wyoming. Since 2016, the WBCI raises funds through various volunteer-led events throughout the state that are then granted into community breast cancer organizations and into a statewide early detection voucher program. Funds raised in Wyoming, stay in Wyoming.

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