Throwback Thursday: Candy Stripers style show and hospital tours, 1970s

By Kristy Bleizeffer Apr 9, 2015

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April is National Volunteer Month, and in this post we are honoring our junior volunteers. In the 1970s, they were called Candy Stripers. They were young women, wore red-and-white striped aprons and served as hospital ambassadors: They gave tours, represented the hospital in the city parade and showed off the latest trends in spring fashion shows.

Today, both young men and women serve Wyoming Medical Center in a variety of ways. Some explore their interests in medical careers, others simply want to give back to their community hospital. You can read about two of our past junior volunteers here and here.

Junior volunteers must be at least 16 years old, advance through the application and interview process and pass a background check. Find the application here or read more about the program on our volunteer page. Contact volunteer coordinator NJ Olsen at nolsen@wyomingmedicalcenter.org or (307) 577-2794 for more information.

Memorial Hospital candy stripers piled into this convertible for Parade Day 1970 in downtown Casper.

Memorial Hospital candy stripers piled into this convertible for Parade Day 1970 in downtown Casper.

Candy stripers marched Parade Day 1971, or at least some of them did.

Candy stripers marched Parade Day 1971, or at least some of them did.

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Throwback Thursday is a series celebrating Wyoming Medical Center’s long and rich history in Natrona County.  Special thanks to the Casper College Western History Center which archives the vast Wyoming Medical Center collection of newspaper articles, photographs and other memorabilia.

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