About Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) is dedicated to providing local funding for breast cancer awareness, prevention, education, support, breast screenings and equipment.
Our Vision: Helping the Community
According to the National Cancer Institute, 49-52 residents of Gunnison County seek treatment for various types of cancer every year. All monies raised assists the residents of Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties providing support in education, mammograms, ultrasounds and further diagnosis.
How TETWP works:
Residents of Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties (Lake City) who wish to access TETWP assistance must first go to their healthcare provider. Those who do not have a health care provider may contact the Public Health offices who will refer them to a physician. During an office visit with a physician, the physician will determine the need for a mammogram. Age, family history and personal history are all part of the deciding factors leading to whether a mammogram is needed or not. Only a physician can help you with this process. Qualifying for a mammogram or diagnostic breast imaging service is at the physician’s discretion. Like a prescription for medicine, the physician will fill out an order for a mammogram. The patient then takes the prescription to Patient Financial Services at Gunnison Valley Health who will provide vouchers for those in need.
Video documentary of Cattlemen’s Days TETWP:
Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a 501-C3.
Cattlemen’s Days is the longest continuously running rodeo in the U.S.A. Cattlemen’s Days and the Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink Organizations work together to raise funds and breast cancer awareness in a sea of pink. Read more on this page and also on their website at www.CattlemensDays.com.
Casting For Recovery
Casting for Recovery breast cancer retreats bring women into nature, to relax, share cancer experience with other survivors, & learn the therapeutic sport of fly fishing. They also include counseling and medical education.
TETWP is covering the costs for two women from the Gunnison Valley to attend the 2016 Casting for Recovery Retreat. The location of the retreat has not been announced yet and there will be an application process soon to choose these women.
Please see their website for more information.