By June Bonasera, business editor, county10.com
The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund was established in 2008 and is funded through donations. It provides assistance for non-medical expenses for Fremont County residents with cancer. In 2012, the fund received and approved over 95 applications to pay more than $71, 000 in travel expenses, paid more than $10,000 in housing expenses and more than $12,000 in utility expenses.
The Help for Health Van provides transportation services to Fremont county residents. It transports cancer patients to their appointments and treatments in Casper every weekday and is funded solely through private donations. In 2012, the Help for Health Van assisted 35 new Fremont County residents fighting cancer, drove 861 passenger days (with an average of 3 passengers per day), drove to Casper and back approximately 250 times and drove approximately 111,000 miles.
For more information about the programs please visit www.helpforhealthhospice.org
Volunteers from Attitudes Hair Salon served dinner to a sold out audience.