Kingman, AZ, September 12, 2019 – On Tuesday, September 3rd, The Kingsmen of Route 66 presented checks to two local cancer assistance groups. Both KRMC’s Catch It Early (CIE) program and the Kingman Cancer Care Unit (KCCU) received donations. The proceeds came from Tough Enough to Wear Pink, a fundraising event the Kingsmen coordinate yearly as part of the Andy Devine Days rodeo.
The Kingsmen are a professional group of community-oriented men and women dedicated to preserving the western heritage that stimulated the growth and identity of Kingman, Arizona.
The Kingsmen began their local Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign in 2008. The campaign empowers rodeos and western events in the U.S. and Canada to focus attention on the need for a breast cancer cure. “Now is the time to step up and do what we can to help,” said Kingsmen member Joe Way.
The Kingman Cancer Care Unit is an independent local organization that provides much-needed aid to cancer patients and their families in the Kingman, Arizona area – helping to relieve financial burdens so that patients can better focus on healing.
“I want to thank the Kingsmen on behalf of all of us in the Kingman Cancer Care Unit,” said Janet Watson, KCCU President. “They have always worked hard to help cancer survivors throughout this area and we appreciate their commitment.”
KRMC’s Catch It Early program provides free or reduced-cost mammograms to thousands of women in Mohave County each year. “These funds help local women with screening so that we can catch breast cancer at earlier, more survivable stages,” said Teri Williams, Catch It Early Program Director.
For more information about the Kingman Cancer Care Unit, visit kingmancancercareunit.com.
For more information about Catch It Early, visit azkrmc.com.
For more information about the Kingsmen of Route 66, visit kingsmenrodeo.org.
Photo caption: Members of the Kingman Cancer Care Unit pose with members of the Kingsmen and the KRMC Foundation. From left to right: Coral Coolahan, Patti Olson, Claire Crum, Dorothy Brown, Noreen Welton, Doris Panik, Nina Dagen, Janet Watson, Bill Barnes, Mark McNeary, Joe Way, Brian DeMaria, Ben McGlothlin, and Julya Koalska
About Kingman Regional Medical Center
(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus health care system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,900 employees, 150 volunteers, and 270 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. It is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.