New Wyoming Partnership To Fulfill Dreams For Adult Cancer Patients

Aug. 22, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics, the American Cancer Society, Wyoming Community Foundation and Cameco Resources on Monday, Aug. 25, will announce "Cameco Teams for Dreams" -- a unique partnership in the fight against cancer.

Cameco Teams for Dreams will fulfill dreams for cancer patients with a life-threatening diagnosis, while raising funds to increase cancer screening throughout the state.

The first dream recipient has been selected and will be introduced Monday as the ambassador for the program. She herself is a nurse battling Stage 4 colo-rectal cancer. Her individual dream, related to her family, and the people pitching in to make it happen will be revealed.

Wyoming is almost last - 49th of the 50 states - in the rate of colo-rectal screening, according to the American Cancer Society. Our neighboring states do much better, with Colorado at the national average and Utah number one in the nation. Improving screening rates for colo-rectal cancer and other cancers will prevent unnecessary deaths.

University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman and "The Voice of the Cowboys," Dave Walsh, will lead off a news conference at about 12:25 p.m., immediately following head coach Craig Bohl's weekly press conference in the War Room at the Rochelle Athletics Center on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. The highlight will be remarks by the first dream recipient. Representatives from the American Cancer Society, Wyoming Community Foundation and Cameco Resources, headquartered in Casper, will participate as well.

For more information, contact Ken Vaughn of Cameco Resources at 307-315-3009.