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 when there was a need for a statewide breast health organization. We received our own 501c3 status in 2019. Our granting goal is $75k-$100k annually to Wyoming only breast health programs that match our mission.

Our Impact

Since inception, WBCI has granted more than $350,000 into 58 projects and a breast cancer screening and early detection program available in every county 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

Cara Nett

Kelly Willmarth

Laurie Heath
Past President

Pam Myrum
Grant Director

Lucie Osborn

Heather Ross
Operations and Grant Coordinator

Bobbi Barrasso
Trish Becklinger
Martie Curl
Pat Deibert (2020 Cheyenne Run Co-Chair)
Nancy Knuab
Kristin McLean

Jennifer Ostermiller (2020 Cheyenne Run Chair)
Barbara Redder
Heather Hafner (2020 Casper Run Chair)
Heather Schultz
Mary Thorne
Kristi Weidenbach

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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.