Local Woman Helps Ease Journey Through Breast Cancer
Photo: Video by kmir6.com
RANCHO MIRAGE- October is breast cancer awareness month, and this time of year you'll hear a lot about efforts to find a cure for breast cancer. But many men and women diagnosed with the disease need help now, in their everyday lives.
Selby Dunham-- a breast cancer survivor-- founded an organization helping meet the needs of thousands of valley cancer patients.
She started Bighorn Behind a Miracle after befriending a woman in her radiology appointments. One day the woman didn't show up.
"[The technician] told me she missed her bus and I could not believe it, I was floored, she takes the bus...I thought this is not right," said Dunham.
Residents of Bighorn Golf Club raise money to fund rides for cancer patients to Eisenhower Medical Center and help the hospital purchase state-of-the-art equipment.
"There's not a single person that comes into our breast center that isn't touched by either a piece of diagnostic equipment or some sort of service provided by Bighorn BAM," said Betty Wolf, Vice President for the Foundation at Eisenhower Medical Center.
BAM has contributed nearly $1 million to Eisenhower.
"If people don't have to worry much about their financial problems then they can focus on healing," said Dunham.
If you'd like to help support Bighorn BAM, the next fundraiser is "Miracle on El Paseo."
To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets visit: http://bighornbam.com/A_Miracle_on_El_Paseo.html
Jessica Flores, KMIR6 News.