Stripping for a Cure 2020 check presentation. From left to right: Amy Aubrey, Susie McDowell, John Goettler, Clairey Grubbs, Shea Watkins, Blair Loughrie. Photo: Claire O'Connell

JACKSON, Wyo. — Stripping for a Cure presented the St. John’s Health Foundation with a check for $115,000 to support the Women’s Health Care Fund and Oncology Department.

“This gift, from women who want to help other women in our community, represents the true meaning of ‘giving back.’ Many of the donors have faced cancer themselves or have a friend or family member who has gone through treatment and understand the support necessary to get through a health issue like that,” said Foundation president John Goettler.

The funds are derived from generous community participation in the 2020 Stripping for a Cure event. In late August, over 48 female anglers joined together for a day of fly fishing and over 200 community members supported the cause by donating to the online event.

Stripping for a Cure, co-founded by Kay Jones and Susie McDowell, is an annual celebration of women, fly fishing and philanthropy bringing female anglers together to raise funds for the St. John’s Health Foundation.

“Stripping for a Cure is overwhelmed by the generous response of our community despite these challenging times,” said Stripping for a Cure Executive Director Blair Loughrie. “We are grateful to have surpassed our fundraising goal, which allows us to support the Women’s Health Care Fund and the Oncology Department at St. John’s Health.”

St. John’s Health Foundation’s Women’s Health Care Fund provides support to women who need preventive health services but cannot afford them; who need support for travel to medical treatments; or who are undergoing active treatment and need supplemental funds for items like child care, groceries and medicine.

For more information about the Women’s Health Care Fund, click here.