Evette Meyer, Cathy Keene, Kelly Thoman, Tracy Cooper, Kelly Anderson and Leanne Miles, Betsy Milek (Milek not pictured).

Consultants who contributed their efforts, time and all profit, therefore increasing the amount of packages donated, are, from left, Evette Meyer, Cathy Keene, Kelly Thoman, Tracy Cooper, Kelly Anderson and Leanne Miles. (Betsy Milek is not pictured).

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – A number of Independent Mary Kay Beauty Consultants in Fremont County partnered with other small businesses in the Riverton/Lander/Dubois area, and the Rocky Mountain Oncology Center in Lander, to help cancer patients this holiday season, and year-around.

Care packages ready to deliver.

Care packages ready to deliver.

The consultants purchased pre-made care packages for current and future patients undergoing chemo or radiation at Lander’s cancer treatment center.  Consultants collecting donations donated all of their profit to the program, therefore increasing the number of packages that are donated, according to Lander consultant Evette Meyer in a news release.  A total of 157 packages are being donated to the Center in Lander this year.  When a patient goes into the clinic to receive treatment, they are given a care package.  The vendor/individual name who donated the package is attached.  Packages contain products that are formulated for men or women, including sunscreen, lip balms, etc. that protect and pamper skin that is ravaged by the side-effects of cancer treatments.

Local businesses and individuals that contributed to the donation effort are: Sanjel, Dubois Hardware/NAPA, Dr. Karen Zoller family, Branding Iron Inn of Dubois, Barrett Trucking, Calvert Ranch, Rose Barrett, Tips and Toes Hand and Nail Salon, Home Source Realty, Riverton, The Stock Doc Veterinary Hospital, Riverton Livestock, White and White, PC, Wind River Pediatrics, Vincent & Vincent, Heidi Coulson, Wind River Realty, Anderson family, Native Women’s Health Program, and Bryce Westlake Auction.

For information on how to donate to this program, contact a consultant listed above.

The Mary Kay Foundation was created in 1996, and its mission is two-fold:  to fund research of cancers affecting women and help prevent domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue.  Since the Foundation’s inception, it has awarded over $31 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence prevention and over $18 million to cancer researchers and related causes throughout the United States.  To learn more about The Mary Kay foundation, visit:  marykayfoundation.org.

The consultants assembled the care packages.

The consultants assembled the care packages.