Two Fly Foundation donates $80,000 for Wyoming cancer patients and their families

By Jillian Riddle Jul 22, 2016

Two Fly Foundation members present an $80,000 check to Angels Cancer Care. Pictured, from left, are Kim Devore and Brice Carpenter of Two Fly; Jillian Riddle, Angels coordinator; and Jessica Oden, Wyoming Medical Center Foundation president.

On behalf of the Angels Cancer Care Program, I would like to personally thank the Two Fly Foundation for their generous $80,000 donation. This money will directly impact cancer patients and their families both in Casper and around Wyoming.

The Angels were one of the three beneficiaries for the foundation's 2016 Two Fly Fishing Tournament, and Two Fly representatives presented us with the proceeds check on Monday in the McMurry West Tower at Wyoming Medical Center. 

What does $80,000 means to the Angels? It means we will get to say yes more often to cancer patients and their families. 

The Two Fly tournament was inspired by former Gov. Dave Freudenthal’s efforts to encourage companies making money in Wyoming to give to Wyoming charities. Competitors consist of two-man teams from the oil and gas industry who fish with two flies of their own choosing on separate stretches of the North Platte River. It is not a professional tournament, but people coming together to enjoy a remarkable fishery while raising money for Wyoming charities. The tournament is held each May on the Thursday and Friday before Mother’s Day.

Since the first fly fishing tournament in 2005, the Two Fly Foundation has raised $1.7 million for 20 unique beneficiaries.

Volunteering for the Two Fly Fishing Tournament as beneficiaries was a great experience for the Angels. The Two Fly Foundation has done great things for our community, and we are grateful to have been a part of this event.

The Angels serve hundreds of cancer patients every year, in addition to relieving the tremendous burden experienced by caregivers. Since 1998, they have existed through the generosity of volunteers and donations. This program has a rich history of addressing the varied concerns of cancer patients, which include offering emotional support, financial assistance, and transportation and medication retrieval.  The Angels are cancer survivors, friends, family members and neighbors who provide this array of services to cancer patients and their caregivers so patients can focus on getting better.

Jillian Riddle

Jillian Riddle is the the Angels Cancer Care coordinator with the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation. She is a native of North Carolina with a love for the outdoors. The Angels Cancer Care Program supports Wyoming cancer patients with non-medical needs such as wigs, gas and groceries. The Angels are volunteers, many cancer survivors themselves, who drive patients to appointments, act as mentors, make and deliver meals, and give of themselves to make sure no patient is left to fight alone. Call 577-4355 for more information.

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