Each year the incarcerated population at Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This year, a fundraiser was held with Sally Beauty Supply. The incarcerated population chose to support breast cancer research by donating $1,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
To help even more, Community Resources Manager (CRM) Courtney Waybright decided to partner with local Chowchilla-Madera Women’s 500 Bowling Club for their annual “Bowl 4 A Cure” Bowling Tournament.
Together they joined forces to donate a total of $2,050, doubling the institution’s initial donation.
“This tournament is held every year at our local bowling alley in Madera. I knew by partnering together, we could raise even more money. Breast cancer can affect any person. Anything we can do to aid in research and awareness to promote prevention through preventative care, the healthier we can all be,” said Waybright.
A second donation totaling $2,000 was made to Sisterhood Of Survivors, a Fresno-based organization assisting newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families. They offer on-going help to those affected by breast cancer through peer support and educational resources.
Submitted by Lieutenant Gene Norman.
Learn more about CDCR/CCCHS’s community involvement.