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Cancer center receives WBCI grant

Cancer center receives WBCI grant

Money will be used for a Navigation and Wellness Program

A grant for $7,350 recently was awarded to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center by the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative.

The grant provides money for a Navigation and Wellness Program. The program includes helping breast cancer patients with gas cards, hotel vouchers, and offering classes to patients and survivors to help with physical, mental, emotional and social well-being. Those classes will include a six-week yoga series, a painting class, and a charcuterie class, according to Tasha Harris, the director of the cancer center’s radiation oncology unit.

“We are very grateful to WBCI for their generous grant and the opportunity to help relieve some financial burdens for our patients with the gas cards and hotel vouchers,” Harris said. “We also are very excited to offer various classes to our patients and survivors. Studies have shown that yoga and movement, and creating art in various forms may help reduce anxiety, depression, and fatigue in women with breast cancer.”

For more information on the cancer center, go to To learn more about WBCI and its grant programs, go to