JACKSON, Wyo. — Stripping for a Cure recently presented the St. John’s Health Foundation with a check for $145,000, exceeding its original $120,000 pledge.
“We are thrilled by the generosity of our Old Bill’s Fun Run donors. Their continued support allows us to further increase our impact in supporting cancer care at St. John’s Health,” said Stripping for a Cure Board Member Clairey Grubbs.
Stripping for a Cure is an annual celebration of women, fly fishing and philanthropy bringing female anglers together to raise funds for the St. John’s Health Foundation.
The gift from Stripping for a Cure is exemplary in its universal support of cancer screenings and survivors, from preventative and diagnostic screenings to treatment and survivorship programming. The St. John’s Health Cancer Survivorship Program, set to launch in 2022, offers comprehensive services to improve physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial wellbeing throughout the cancer journey. As the lead donor to this program, Stripping for a Cure’s financial support will waive participant co-pays for bodywork services and group exercise classes.
“Massage and acupuncture are complementary therapies to traditional cancer care that can alleviate cancer symptoms and treatment side effects in a relaxing and peaceful environment. Our small group yoga and Pilates classes provided personalized attention as participants rehab from their cancer treatment and build relationships with fellow survivors,” said Survivorship Program Coordinator, Katelyn Webb.
The partnership between St. John’s Health Foundation and Stripping for a Cure will have an enormous impact on patient access and quality of cancer care in the year ahead. Thank you to the Stripping for a Cure donors who made this work possible.