Community Programs

The following programs and organizations receive financial support from Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana:

Women 4 Wellness – Montana
Women 4 Wellness (W4W) is an annual health fair provided to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes area since 2009. W4W aims to improve the health of our area women through preventative education, health promotion, free screenings and test. Our goal is to help women become involved in their health care and to help them take the steps necessary to live healthy lives. Visit them at

Mending in the Mountains – Montana
Mending in the Mountains is an annual women’s retreat for Montana women who have experienced cancer. Located in Big Sky, Montana, this popular weekend retreat is a time of healing, relaxation, friendship, education and laughter. Visit them at

Silver Lining Foundation – Montana
Providing support for breast cancer survivors in the Missoula, Montana area. In the spring of 2015, a small group of “sisters” began gathering to support each other in the aftermath of breast cancer treatment. They were brought together by the common experience of being in the trenches and trying to decipher how to move forward after the “battle”– post-surgery, post-chemo, post-radiation, post-the life that we used to know. The group has grown to over 150 members (as December 2018). Their gatherings include listening to educational speakers, sharing meals and focusing on moving forward in the most healthful way we know how—DRAGON BOAT RACING! Visit them at

b.r.a.v.e. – Montana, 2014-2017
A multi-Tribal group of Montana women, named the b.r.a.v.e. Project, has provided community leadership and successfully worked together across Tribal and political lines to identify and address common cultural barriers and produce multiple culturally appropriate breast cancer educational materials, including three publications and a digital story. Funding is to support the Project to advance community impact and visibility, to provide cohesive leadership at the local and state level, to begin work on a statewide Native-centered cancer navigation program, and to produce additional educational tools for the b.r.a.v.e. educational toolkit.

Members of the b.r.a.v.e Project include:

  • Victoria Augare, Blackfeet Tribe
  • Anne Belcourt, Hidatsa, Mandan, Chippewa, and Blackfeet Tribes
  • Shawna Cooper, Northern Cheyenne Tribe
  • Niki Graham, Salish-Kootenai Tribe
  • Katie Lake, Salish-Kootenai Tribe
  • Cindi Laukes, Project Facilitator
  • Nancy Lee, Project Consultant
  • Nona Main, White Clay and Nakoda Tribes
  • Alma McCormick, Crow Nation Tribe
  • Kassie Runsabove, White Clay and Cree Tribes
  • Lisa Whitford, Chippewa Cree Tribe

Be Brave Be Screened Brochure

Encouraging Cultural Awareness Brochure

Be Brave Be Screened, Understanding Breast Cancer

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