Cowboys fans can help make dreams come true for cancer patients fighting life-threatening situations at the Nov. 22 basketball and football games at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Volunteers from the American Cancer Society and Cameco Resources will be offering special winter knit caps for $20. Net proceeds from the sale of the caps will go to Cameco Teams for Dreams.

“It would be a great way to help support and make dreams come true if you would pick up one of those caps,” says Dave Walsh, the familiar Voice of the Cowboys.  “A twenty dollar donation would go a long ways.”

Cameco Teams for Dreams is similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for children, but this organization is geared towards helping adults with cancer. The organization helps fulfill dreams that help to make recovery easier or more comfortable or something that will just help in life.

“It’s such a great cause, and it does such great things for some folks who are in a really tough situation,” says Walsh.

Dreams are unique to each individual, and have included:

  • An Alaskan cruise for a couple in Wright to make up for a missed honeymoon and vacations lost to hospital stays.
  • A flight for a man from Casper to see distant family “one last time.”
  • A lease of a vehicle with heated seats for a woman in Cheyenne.
  • A visit from family out of state for a woman in Green River.
  • A new family room for a woman in Cheyenne to enjoy family gatherings and to make recuperating from treatments more comfortable.

The dreams are possible thanks to funds raised by the program and to the generous support of local business leaders including Cheyenne contractor M.J. Gertsch and Chuck Ruwart, owner of Laramie Peak Motors in Wheatland.

Cameco Teams for Dreams is a creation of University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics, the American Cancer Society, Wyoming Community Foundation and Cameco Resources -- a unique partnership in the fight against cancer.

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