We sincerely honor our collaboration and relationships with these organizations, and thank them for their generosity and assistance in helping us realize our program goals.
We truly appreciate that this website was made possible through a grant that was funded by the Colorado Cancer Fund (CCF). They also provided a grant to help us purchase Breast Cancer Treatment Handbooks to distribute to surgeons and providers working with with newly diagnosed individuals with breast cancer in Southwest Colorado. The CCF is part of the voluntary Checkoff Colorado Program found on the Colorado State Income Tax Form. The goal of the Colorado Cancer Fund is to reduce mortality from cancer by improving early detection and expanding existing education, screening and quality of life services throughout Colorado for under-served populations.
The Colorado Cancer Fund is a program of the Colorado Cancer Coalition, which serves as the statewide network for cancer-related organizations and individuals who are dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life for all Coloradoans.
The LIVESTRONG/Iron Horse Fund provided a generous grants which have helped us assist with community–based oncology nurse navigation services to those who are under-served in Southwest Colorado. These funds are made possible because of the fundraising efforts of individual cyclists riding for Team LIVESTRONG in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic and the Quarter Horse. Cyclist’s efforts are directly helping Blueprints of Hope serve individuals, families, friends and caregivers who are affected by cancer in our communities. Monies raised are manged by the Community Foundation Serving Southwest Colorado, and are earmarked to assist people in the Four Corner’s region who are affected by cancer.
We work collaboratively with the Health Coalition of Southwest Colorado (HCSWC) on occasion, to educate about “all things cancer” in our region. The HCSWC provides non-medical grant assistance and gas cards to those who are receiving cancer treatments in Southwest Colorado.
The La Plata County Energy Council is made up of fifteen energy companies in La Plata County. Through their generosity, we’ve been awarded a grant to provide oncology nurse navigation. These funds were made possible by their annual golf tournament.
We are immensely grateful for the grant we received from La Plata Electric Round Up Foundation to assist us with the implementation of a chapter of the Live by Living program in Southwest Colorado. Round Up is a community service program organized through La Plata Electric and funded by LPEA members. It derives its funding when members sign-up to “round-up” their electric bills to the next dollar every month. These funds are a purposeful way to support our friends, neighbors who are in need, and to promote programs that are accomplishing beautiful things in our community.
We thank the Ballantine Family Fund for the trust and confidence their generous grant represents. The Ballantine Family Fund was established in 1957 by Morley C. Ballantine and Arthur A. Ballantine, Jr. for the purpose of giving financial assistance to non-profit and charitable causes that better the human condition.
The watercolor art on our web site has been donated by Dawn Derman. Dawn Derman is a self-taught artist and cancer survivor residing in Larkspur, Colorado. She experiences great joy in creating and tries to bring that sense of life and movement to her art. Her work can be found in private collections across the United States and abroad, at Etsy, and Fine Art America.
The staff photography on our website is provided by Scott Griggs. Scott is the owner of Scott Griggs Studios “a business-to-business” commercial photography studio located in Durango, Colorado. His portfolio and contact information is here.