Following a successful 2017 fundraising campaign, the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation will present a check for $270,000 to representatives of the Wyoming PACE program and Cheyenne Regional executives on Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m. in the PACE conference room, located at 800 East 20th Street.
Wyoming PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) is a non-profit health and supportive services program designed to assist seniors who want an alternative to long-term care placement.
The program, which is administered by CRMC, enables its more than 120 participants to stay within their own homes. The program also provides family members and caregivers with needed professional guidance, physical relief and emotional support.
Funds for this year’s donation were raised from several events, including a golf tournament, the “Great Bison Shuffle” trail run, an online “give65” crowdsource fundraiser and a “Western Connection” event celebrating the hospital’s 150th anniversary. The donation will be used to purchase equipment and furnishings for a new Wyoming PACE center.
Wyoming PACE is being relocated to a larger facility to help accommodate more participants, as the program has continued to grow since it opened at its current location in 2013. The new center is being remodeled and is scheduled to open later this year.
“Since the Cheyenne Regional Foundation was founded more than 40 years ago, it has been a vibrant and vital part of the community healthcare team in Cheyenne and Laramie County,” said Scott Fox, the Foundation’s executive director. “We were truly humbled by the generous support of donors, both individual and corporate, who made this gift to Cheyenne Regional’s new Wyoming PACE center a reality. On behalf of all those who contributed, we are thrilled to be able to present these funds for the future growth of the Wyoming PACE program.”