Cheyenne Regional Foundation Receives $50,000 Donation for Cancer Center

Cheyenne, WY—The Cheyenne Regional Foundation has received a $50,000 pledge from Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Company and the Black Hills Corporation Foundation to be used for the development of Cheyenne Regional Medical Center’s new cancer center.

“The Cheyenne Regional Foundation would like to thank Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power and the Black Hills Corporation Foundation for this extremely generous gift,” said Stephen Stone, executive director of the Cheyenne Regional Foundation.

“The mission of the new center is to provide hope, healing and encouragement for our patients and their families, our community and the surrounding region,” Stone said. “With this gift, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power and the Black Hills Corporation Foundation have become part of this life-giving mission.”

The 40,400-square foot, two-story center will provide medical and radiation oncology and an ambulatory infusion center. Also included will be a cancer resource center and library, hat and wig boutique, prosthetic fitting room, healing garden and rooms for massage/lymphedema therapy and meditation.

Mark Stege, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power vice president of operations, spoke to the widespread need and benefits of the new center. “Cancer has touched the lives of many, including those of us who work at Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power,” he said. “We are proud to contribute to making this vital community resource a reality.”

Lori Rainwater, the Black Hills Corporation Foundation president and director of customer service operations, said the cancer center exemplifies the type of need Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power seeks to support in the communities the company serves. “We are grateful to know that our Foundation gift to the cancer center will provide the people of Cheyenne, who we proudly count among our customers, with this much-needed center for fighting and surviving cancer,” Rainwater said.

The cancer center is located north of Cheyenne Regional’s patient tower, at the corner of 24th Street and Evans Avenue. The new center is scheduled to open in early December, 15 months after construction began.

“Through their gift, Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power and the Black Hills Corporation Foundation have become our partners in caring,” said Carol Waeckerlin, Cheyenne Regional Foundation board member and chairwoman of the cancer center’s capital campaign. “It’s a partnership that can be counted in so many ways, in lives being saved and in lives being extended and improved because of the quality of care provided. It’s a partnership and a contribution to the community that will continue to give for many years to come.”