Community Involvement

Ironwood prison’s Cancer Walk raises $3k

People walk on prison grounds.
Ironwood State Prison staff walk around the perimeter of the institution during their third Cancer Walk.

By Lt. Kelli Madsen
Ironwood State Prison

Ironwood State Prison’s (ISP) third annual Cancer Walk around the outer perimeter of the institution drew 150 volunteer walkers. As in previous years, all ISP staff have been invited to participate in the walk.

Before the walk, Warden Neil McDowell presented representatives from Blythe Cancer Resource Center a check for $3,147 that was raised through the #PinkPatchProject.

The #PinkPatchProject was started in CDCR in 2017 by the request and efforts of ISP Sgt. Amanda Johnson.

Since then, thousands of dollars have been raised and donated by CDCR institutions and parole offices and their staff.

Man holds envelope while others watch.
Warden McDowell presents a check to Blythe Cancer Resource Center representatives along with Sgt. Amanda Johnson and CRM Carey Ochs.