The program is called “Stampede for the Cure” and the rodeo has raised $700,000 since 2006 for this important, life-saving effort in Treasure Valley.
Yet, that dreaded word “cancer” makes every woman’s story the same. More and more often the outcome is positive and a cure is possible especially in Treasure Valley where there are programs these women can turn to for help in early detection.
In spite of all the warnings throughout the media and from doctors, there are numerous reasons why a woman gets to mid life without ever having a mammogram. Maybe she procrastinates, maybe she is afraid of what she might find, or maybe she can’t afford it. Whatever the reason, many women find themselves in their mid to late forties without ever having a mammogram.
Women are urged to get yearly mammograms and to do self breast examinations. Although it’s an “in your face” warning, many women ignore it until it is too late. It has been proven that, with early detection, most of them can be completely cured.
If you or someone you know is in need, please take advantage of this important program…it’s free and it saves lives. Call 208-381-2095 to contact the St. Luke’s Breast Care Services Fund Office or call 208-288-4621 to contact the Saint Alphonsus Breast Care Services Funding Office.
Stampede for the Cure is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.