December 21, 2021
FRONTIER DAYS FOUNDATION PRESENTS CHECK TO PROVIDENCE ST MARY FOUNDATION
Walla Walla, WA – On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the Frontier Days Foundation Board along with the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Board presented a donation check to Providence St. Mary Foundation in support of the regional cancer center.
As part of the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days’ desire to give back to the community, 50 cents from each sold ticket from the Friday night (Tough Enough to Wear Pink) and Sunday night (Military Appreciation) rodeo performances goes to local non-profits. A check in the amount of $1,180.50 was presented to Providence St. Mary Foundation in support of our regional Cancer Center as the chosen local non-profit to receive monies from the 2021 Friday night rodeo performance.
“Once again it’s an honor to present this donation from our Tough Enough to Wear Pink rodeo night to the St Mary Cancer Center. The Cancer Center and the Foundation do great things for those in need in our valley and it’s a privilege for our rodeo to help support them in their efforts,” said Charlie Barron, Rodeo Director of Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Board.
“The Cancer Center Fund through the St. Mary Foundation is primarily utilized to provide assistance to patients who are in active treatment. We are able to assist with overcoming barriers to care through the fund by assisting with transportation, housing, medication costs not covered by insurance or all other resources, providing free breast prosthesis and garments, and providing support groups to those who are in active treatment or in survivorship. In addition, we provide free mammograms to women who are uninsured and underinsured through our Jan Erickson Lifesaver fund. The fund also supports the purchase of equipment for the Cancer Center as well as providing free preventative screening and awareness events to the public. We are grateful for the support from the fairgrounds,” stated Natasha Delano, MHA, Director of St. Mary Regional Cancer Center.
“Providence St. Mary Medical Center has seen first-hand the ongoing impact COVID-19 is having on our community and on our healthcare system. Support through Providence St. Mary Foundation helps ensure Walla Walla has the best possible care for our friends, neighbors and loved ones. Over the years, millions of dollars in community donations have been invested in the latest technology and equipment, innovative clinical trials, and emotional and financial support to ease the burden of a cancer diagnosis,” stated Lacey Rowberg, CFRE, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Providence St. Mary Medical Center.
Feature in enclosed photo (left to right): Gregory Lybeck WWFFD General Manager; Mike Charlo, WWFFD Board President; Richard Moeller, Frontier Days Foundation Board President;Lacey Rowberg, CFRE, Chief Philanthropy Officer of Providence St. Mary Medical Center; Terry Atchison, Frontier Days Foundation Board Secretary; Jim Peterson, WWFFD Board Member; Natasha Delano, MHA, Director of St. Mary Regional Cancer Center; Darren Goble, WWFFD board member; Amber Mejorado, Scheduler at St. Mary Regional Cancer Center ; Linda Miller, Frontier Days Foundation Board Vice President; Charlie Barron, WWFFD Board Member and Rodeo Director; Pat Morales, RN Oncology Navigator at St. Mary Regional Cancer Center; and Dr. Bill Jordan, WWFFD Board Member.
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About Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days
Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is the single largest annual gathering of Walla Walla Valley residents with guests attending from nearly every state, Canadian province and multiple additional international locations. Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days is a social, educational and cultural showcase that generates significant economic impact with the diverse offering of attractions and commercial activity. It is the mission and purpose of the Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days and Walla Walla Fairgrounds to serve the Walla Walla community by providing an event center to entertain and to educate. The 2022 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days will be held from August 31st through September 4th.
About Providence St. Mary Foundation
Providence St. Mary Foundation is a local, non-profit organization. Their mission is to invest in programs, technology and equipment to ensure that exceptional health care continues close to home at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Every dollar raised stays in Walla Walla. Their foundation is led by a group of 20 Board members who live in the area and understand the needs of our community.
About Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center
Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center in Walla Walla provides cancer treatment to people in Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. Services include the latest in treatment; emotional, physical and spiritual well-being; recovery programs; support and prevention.