Rock Springs Mayor declares October Cowboys Against Cancer Awareness Month

Rock Springs Mayor declares October Cowboys Against Cancer Awareness Month

ROCK SPRINGS – As the 20th annual Cowboys Against Cancer benefit is approaching, Rock Springs Mayor Carl Demshar urged all residents to recognize and participate in the cause as he proclaimed October Cowboys Against Cancer Awareness Month Tuesday night.

At the meeting, Demshar said everyone knows someone impacted by cancer and it is “absolutely” important for people get involved. He said Cowboys Against Cancer is a great organization and has done wonders for this community.

This year’s benefit will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Sweetwater County Events Complex. A reception starts at 4 p.m. with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The live auction gets underway at 8 p.m. and afterwards attendees can dance the night away to the music of the Sundowners starting at 10 p.m. This will be the 20th year of the benefit.

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In those 20 years, the organization has raised approximately $4 million which has helped local individuals and families dealing with the disease. This year’s donations will be $3,000 for those who go out of state for treatment and $1,500 for those who stay in Rock Springs for treatment which has become a reality since Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County recently opened the doors to the new Regional Cancer Center.

The organization was established by a cancer survivor from Sweetwater County to help defray costs of the costly treatment. Cowboys Against Cancer is a non-profit, 100 percent volunteer organization that has received awards from several national organizations for their contributions to this community.

For information on tickets or how you can become involved visit the Cowboys Against Cancer Facebook page or visit their website at cowboysagainstcancer.com.