JACKSON, Wyo. – Stripping for a Cure presented the St. John’s Hospital Foundation with a check for $85,000 to support the Women’s Health Care Fund.
“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 2019 Stripping for a Cure event. Over 60 female anglers were joined by 150 community members at the 10th annual two-day fundraiser for fishing, a silent auction and raffle, and festive dinners.
Stripping for a Cure, co-founded by Kay Jones and Susie McDowell, is a nonprofit women’s fly fishing event that brings female anglers together to raise funds for the Women’s Health Care Fund at St. John’s Hospital Foundation.
“Stripping for a Cure is pleased to be able to support local women in our community through the Women’s Health Care Fund. We’re grateful for the community’s support of our event,” said Stripping for a Cure co-founder Susie McDowell.
The 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 in active treatment and need supplemental funds for items like child care, groceries, and medicine.