(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – On Saturday, hundreds of Fremont County residents turned out for a Cancer Awareness Walk between Lander and Fort Washakie.
“Walkers began their journey at the corner of Plunkett road and walked the 2.5 mile stretch to the Shoshone Rose,” D. Lynette St. Clair said. “Event coordinators were set up at various stop stations to provide water and encouragement to participants. The walk was led by the Eagle Staff Runners, a youth organization established in 2004 according to Naomi Harris.”
This was the first annual walk sponsored by Shoshone Rose Casino, and Marketing Director Mary Johnson said there are plan to continue the walk into the future. The walk was one of several that are being held across the county.
“Willard Noseep was one of the first people to arrive at the finish line,” St. Clair said. “Noseep will be celebrating his 67th birthday in two weeks and has been active all of his life. He says, he participated to honor his wife, who is a Breast Cancer survivor, and his sister-in-law who passed away seven years ago.”
Johnson stated that this is the casino’s way of showing their support for people battling cancer. All proceeds from donations received during this event will go toward various cancer awareness programs throughout the county.
(Photos provided by D. Lynette St. Clair.)