Three Wyoming organizations -- Cheyenne Regional Healthcare System, Jonah Bank of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming -- are teaming up for "Cowboys vs. Cancer," a statewide campaign aimed at kicking cancer to the end zone.
For each touchdown scored by the University of Wyoming during football games this season, Jonah Bank of Wyoming will donate $100 to the Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center.
"It is an honor for Jonah Bank to participate in the Cowboys vs. Cancer Campaign," said Gregg Jones, E.V.P/Cheyenne President of Jonah Bank of Wyoming. "Nearly all of us have lost a relative or close friend to this horrible disease, and we feel this program is a great way to be involved. Our mission is to `Build a Better Wyoming,' and there is no better way to accomplish this than teaming up with UW and CRMC to attack cancer in our own state and communities."
The Cheyenne Regional Cancer Center opened its doors in January of 2014. It is the first and only American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer accredited cancer program in Wyoming. The state-of-the-art cancer center offers a comprehensive, holistic approach to cancer treatment, caring for the mind, body and spirit of the cancer patient and the patient's family.
"We're excited to team up with Jonah Bank of Wyoming and the University of Wyoming, and we are grateful to Jonah Bank for their generous pledge. We believe in the importance of building a strong community, and this campaign is another wonderful opportunity to strengthen relationships and support our local community here in Wyoming, while taking a stand for the health of our people," said Margo Karsten, CEO of Cheyenne Regional.
The University of Wyoming football team also stands behind the cause.
"We are proud to partner with Cheyenne Regional Healthcare System and Jonah Bank of Wyoming to help support this important cause that touches so many lives," UW Athletics Director Tom Burman said. "We ask Cowboy and Cowgirl fans to embrace the challenge and support the cause."
Fans will also be able to donate via text message once the season begins.