(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton High School Wolverine Football Team will welcome Green River on Friday at 7:00 pm, looking a little pink. The Wolverines will join forces with Rocky Mountain Oncology (RMO), based in Casper and Lander, to raise awareness as well as funds for cancer survivors, caregivers and those we’ve lost to the disease. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink game was originally conceived by Riverton Memorial Hospital and Wind River Oncology during the 2012 season, with close to $10,000 raised for the local Tough Enough Cancer Fund.
Representatives from RMO and Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care (WFCC) will be at the game on Friday, passing out clappers to the fans as well as holding a 50-50 raffle as part of their fundraising for WFCC. A parade of survivors and caregivers will also be held at halftime of the game between Riverton and Green River.
Rocky Mountain Oncology is a world-class cancer treatment facility with locations in Casper and Lander. The facility offers comprehensive cancer care including diagnostics, treatment and patient wellness. Rocky Mountain Oncology has been providing medical oncology (chemotherapy) services to Fremont County for over 15 years. They recently broke ground on a comprehensive cancer center in Lander which is scheduled for completion in 2014. The building expansion will add a radiation oncology wing to the existing space, making RMOC the first and fully comprehensive cancer care facility in Fremont County.
The Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care (WFCC) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that help’s Wyoming cancer patients who are going through hardships while being treated for cancer. The funds are there to help patients with non-medical needs they may have during their treatment. Funds from this foundation help patients with lodging assistance, travel arrangements, grocery assistance, and other concerns as they arise. Cancer has become so prominent in our society today that just about anyone you meet has been affected by cancer in some way. Cancer is a journey. There isn’t a cure and so WFCC tries to take the stress out of what they can for their patients.