Cameco Touchdown For Dreams Program Helps Saskatchewan Women Fight Cancer

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA--(May. 25, 2012) -CURRENCY: CDN (UNLESS NOTED)

The Saskatchewan Roughriders, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency (SCA) and Cameco have announced the Cameco Touchdown For Dreams program -- a new three-year partnership designed to help women across Saskatchewan fight cancer.

The Cameco Touchdown For Dreams program features two components that will impact Saskatchewan women:

  • Each spring in Saskatoon, the Cameco Touchdown For Dreams gala will raise money for the Cancer Agency to purchase a new mobile unit to travel to northern Saskatchewan communities to test women for cancer and provide cancer prevention education to youth. The first gala was held on May 24th, 2012 at the Delta Bessborough and featured a one-hour private performance by Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo.
  • Each October in Regina, the Cameco Touchdown For Dreams program will visit Mosaic Stadium, where Cameco employees will sell pink Roughrider merchandise to game-day fans. Sales proceeds will be used to help make a dream come true for five courageous women with a life-threatening diagnosis of cancer. The October 20th home game in Regina has been designated for the Cameco Touchdown For Dreams project.

Megan Wells, a 27-year-old mother of a two-year-old, is this year's first recipient of a dream come true. Megan, who was diagnosed with a rare form of oral cancer a year and a half ago, has asked for improvements to her home in Dundurn, to make life more comfortable as she continues her cancer journey with her daughter. North Ridge Development Corporation, Cameco and its employees will make Megan's dream come true in June.

Inquiries:
Jonathan Huntington,
Manager, Community Investment, Cameco Corporation,
jonathan_huntington@cameco.com (306) 956-6366