When cancer touches the lives of many Montana families, the costs associated with coping with and treating the disease go well beyond what medical insurance covers, if a family has insurance at all. Many Montana families have to travel out of state to treatment centers like Seattle and Salt Lake, and hotel, food, phone and other bills quickly mount up. This is where the Payden Memorial Foundation can and does help. With the health and well-being of a child the most important thing on anyone’s mind, helping a family that needs support in meeting expenses can take at least one aspect of the challenge out of the equation.
Meet some of our amazing families (Click on the image below to see the gallery of images):
Families are usually referred to us by social workers and other healthcare practitioners acquainted with the work of the Foundation.
For more about the ways we help families, or to make a donation to the Foundation or to a specific child, please see our Donation page.
Thanks to 117 riders and their donors, our 58 sponsors, individual and business donations, and the work of our 54 volunteers, Blazing Saddles XII on July 20, 2013, raised over $41,477 for kids and families like the ones described below.
The Foundation’s work continues throughout the year, long after we’ve finished the annual Blazing Saddles ride, and we welcome your interest and support.
The Never Forgotten “Angels”
(Click on the image below to see the gallery of images)