The Women's Health Care Fund of St. John's Hospital Foundation
was one of several local cancer charities to receive a generous contribution
from the 2014 Stripping for a Cure event. At this year's annual two-day
fundraiser, over seventy women gathered at the South Fork of the Snake
River for fishing, a silent auction and raffle, and festive dinners. Following
the event, the philanthropic group presented a check for $26,500 to the
St. John's Hospital Foundation.
According to Foundation president John Goettler, "This gift, from
women who want to help other women in their community, represents the
true meaning of 'giving back.' Many of the donors have faced cancer
themselves and have a true sense of the support that's necessary to
get through a health issue like that."
The donation will help the Women's Health Care Fund continue to provide
support to women who need preventive health services but cannot afford
them; who need support for travel to medical treatments in Idaho Falls
or Salt Lake City; or who are in active treatment and need supplemental
funds for items like child care, groceries, and medicine. For more information
about the Women’s Health Care Fund, to donate to the Fund, or to
apply to receive support from it, please visit stjohnshospitalfoundation.org/womenshealth.
Media contact: Karen Connelly,
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The mission of the St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to broaden the
community’s understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical
Center and to inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community.
For more information, please visit stjohnshospitalfoundation.org or call