Flock Cancer Idaho’s mission is to raise funds to support breast cancer fighters, survivors, families, and programs in the Treasure Valley. With no paid staff, 100% of the proceeds from the Flock Cancer Event directly go into the programs that will benefit women with this disease. In our first two years, we have raised close to $100k for our charity partners. We continue to ensure we find partnerships that directly support our mission to raise awareness and help detect and support programs related to breast cancer in the Treasure Valley.
In our first two years, we’ve partnered with two amazing programs. The YMCA Oncology Program in Boise is an amazing therapeutic program for women of all cancers to benefit from and is a program that our Founder, Leslie Scantling, holds close to her heart. The Oncology Recovery Program is designed to meet the needs of cancer survivors before, during, and/or after treatment in a safe and supportive environment. Research shows that when geared specifically to the patient, exercise is safe for all physical levels of ability.
In our third year we expanded our support reach to include programs in rural communities. We were proud to partner with and support 2 organizations both located in Weiser, Idaho. First is Angel Wing Network which focuses on support for families within a 70 mile radius of Weiser. Their focus is supporting the difficult cost and logistics of transportation to treatment. Cancer treatments during certain times of a patients journey can be daily and span several months and the costs can certainly be onerous. They support impacted families with those services as well as other generous and important ways. Secondly we were proud to support Surviving Hearts whose generous mission is to truly support any needs that a family presents with. This group was also critical in supporting the creating of a respite house for impacted families to stay during times of treatment, filling a critical need in rural communities.
Flock Cancer Idaho has also supported the amazing team at Bustin Out Of Boise. Bustin’ Out of Boise originated with a group of women walking together for breast cancer. They became a nonprofit in 2013 with their mission to FILL THE GAP for women who are going through cancer treatments for all cancers, by providing housecleaning services, childcare, food, transportation to appointments and other needs. They are proud to be starting their second decade of compassion here in the Treasure Valley.
Flock Cancer Idaho selects its charity partners by listening for the needs in our community and talking to our fellow survivors. Charity partners are assessed by impact, mission and function to align with Flock Cancer’s mission and goals. We strive to ensure we are supporting local organizations that help women and families thru their difficult cancer journeys. If you are interested in being a charity partner, please email info@flockcanceridaho.