How the Initiative is changing Wyoming
How We Got Started
The Susan G. Komen organization left Wyoming at the end of 2016 due to the state affiliate could not meet new national requirements to raise $1 million annually. A group of 26 volunteers who were passionate to continue breast cancer awareness and prevention organized the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative (WBCI), partnering with the Wyoming Community Foundation as a fiscal nonprofit sponsor. WBCI operates very similar to the Komen model except funds raised stay in Wyoming, none will go to a national organization.
In the past two years, the WBCI raised over $150,000 and granted into 21 programs in 12 counties and is funding a statewide early detection voucher program.
The WBCI aims to raise awareness and fund breast cancer programs in Wyoming with an emphasis on increasing breast health education, financially assisting breast cancer screenings, facilitating patient navigation, and promoting survivor services. Through fundraising efforts across the state, all proceeds remain in Wyoming to grant into eligible programs.
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