Hospital’s 25th annual golf tournament, raises $20,000 to expand women’s health services

Since 1995, South Lincoln Hospital District (SLHD) has hosted an annual golf tournament to raise money for projects benefiting different areas of the hospital. Each year the hospital determines a “capital campaign” to which the money will be directed. It was determined this year, all funds raised from the golf tournament will go toward expanding women’s health services throughout Southwestern Wyoming.

SLHD recently partnered with Kelly Sugihara from Wyoming Cancer Resource Services who educated SLHD regarding Wyoming’s current ranking of second to last in the nation for mammogram screenings. SLHD would like to help change that by expanding their current women’s health program. This expansion includes the development of a mobile mammography program that would allow SLHD to travel to rural areas of Wyoming and give women the flexibility and convenience of screening closer to home. In addition to this program, SLHD will bring a “Breast Boutique” to our Kemmerer location. This specialty boutique would include prostheses, specialty bras, post-surgical camisoles, creams, and a host of other items which will allow us to cater to post-mastectomy and cancer patients. Currently, the closest “Breast Boutique” locations to southwestern Wyoming are in Sheridan, Casper, Laramie, and Cheyenne.

The evening prior to our annual golf tournament, SLHD held the first Campfires & Cocktails event. It was held in the Kemmerer Triangle park with food provided by Executive Chef Alex Govern from Intermountain Healthcare, music provided by AJ Lamb, and drinks donated by Melvin’s Brewery. The much-anticipated raffle winner of the five-night stay at the Westin Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico, was announced during this event and was the highlight of the evening. The winner, Dr. Sean Haling, graciously donated the trip back to the hospital to be auctioned off immediately. The trip was subsequently won and paid for by Tammy Krell, who chose to donate it back to the hospital to auction it yet again. Ultimately, the trip was won by another community member, bringing the total raised that evening from the twice-auctioned raffle trip to $5,600.00.  Thanks to the wonderful community, between the first Campfires & Cocktails event on August 14,  and the annual golf tournament on August 15, SLHD was able to raise $23,091 toward advancing our capital campaign.

SLHD’s next event supporting the expansion of women’s health will be a “Paint-N-Sip” at the Eagles Club on September 12 at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, so contact Catherine Sundberg at 307-800-8671 to reserve your spot. All proceeds will go directly toward expanding our women’s health program through our capital campaign.