How the Initiative is Changing Wyoming

How We Got Started

The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative was established in 2016 under the fiscal sponsorship of the Wyoming Community Foundation to provide statewide breast cancer detection funding and survivor services, without eligibility limitations. We received our nonprofit exemption status in 2019. Our minimum granting goal is $75k-$100k annually to Wyoming-only breast health programs that fulfill our mission.

Our Impact

Since its inception, WBCI has granted more than HALF A MILLION DOLLARS through 75 Community Grants and 28 Early Detection Voucher Grants funding breast health services in all 23 counties across Wyoming.  Check out our annual report to see the impact across the state.

Our Mission

The WBCI aims to raise awareness and fund breast cancer programs in Wyoming with an emphasis on increasing breast health education, financially assisting breast cancer screenings, facilitating patient navigation, and promoting survivor services through fundraising efforts across the state, proceeds remain in Wyoming to grant into eligible programs.

Our Board Members

Mary Throne

Kelly Willmarth

Laurie Heath
Vice President

Martie Curl

Cara Nett
Past President

Kelly Sugihara
Grant Coordinator

Andrea Arenas (Cheyenne Run Chair)
Lindsey Anderson (Riverton Run Chair)
Bobbi Barrasso
Kari Brown-Herbst
Cathy Holman (Casper Run Chair)
Kristin McLean

Kelly Miner
Karen Rossetti
Lorrell Walter
Kristi Weidenbach
Patricia Will

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The Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative supports several events throughout the year. If you’re interested in learning more about WBCI, or would like to stay up to date on the fight against breast cancer in Wyoming click below.