WHEREAS, Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink exists to provide funding for breast cancer awareness, prevention, education, support, screenings, and equipment in the Gunnison Valley; and
WHEREAS, According to a 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, cancer care is one of the highest priority needs identified by our community; and
WHEREAS, Breast cancer clusters can be harder to identify in dense breast tissue; and
WHEREAS, There is a higher incidence of women with dense breast tissue in our community; and
WHEREAS, 3D Tomosynthesis is a form of mammography that can better identify cancer in dense breast tissue; and
WHEREAS, This summer Tough Enough to Wear Pink generously donated $370,000 to Gunnison Valley Health for the purchase of 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography; and
WHEREAS, Tough Enough to Wear Pink also financially supports oncology nurse navigation services at Gunnison Valley Health; and
WHEREAS, The women in our community can stay in our community to receive care that rivals anywhere in the state thanks to the generosity of Tough Enough to Wear Pink; and
WHEREAS, Breast Cancer Awareness month is in October.
NOW THEREFORE, WE, the Board of County Commissioners for Gunnison County, CO, do hereby proclaim October 1-7 as
Cattlemen’s Days Tough Enough to Wear Pink Week
Throughout Gunnison County in recognition of the work and generosity of Tough Enough to Wear Pink to serve the women of our great community.
Phil Chamberland, Chairperson