Posted: Mar 27, 2012 4:03 PM by Montana's News Station
Updated: Mar 27, 2012 4:03 PM
BILLINGS - This calving season, Montana ranchers are stepping forward, donating new calves to help area families affected by cancer.
Through the Calves for Cancer initiative, local ranchers are donating new calves to the Chase Hawks Memorial Association with the proceeds going to help families impacted by cancer with travel, lodging and other needs.
"Better diagnostic techniques and more aggressive treatments have elevated the frequency of requests for help related to cancer, particularly for children.
The CHMA Community Crisis Fund has experienced a dramatic increase in requests for assistance with travel, lodging and other issues for cancer patients.
CHMA is launching this program in an attempt to meet that need," according to a news release about Calves for Cancer.
CHMA will issue a tag with the Chase Hawks logo so that the producer will tag the calf of their choosing. The producer will market the calf with their other calves, and the proceeds of that calf will go directly into the CHMA Community Crisis Fund.
The Chase Hawks is a 501(c)(3) charity and donations are tax deductible. The producer will receive a tax receipt for the donated livestock, as well as a CHMA logoed money clip, two premium rodeo tickets to the 2012 Roughstock Rodeo and a custom embroidered Calves for Cancer jacket
To donate a calf to the Calves for Cancer Program contact Lars Hanson at (406) 855-4663.
Those who are interested will receive a packet containing a Chase Hawks numbered calf tag and bill of sale to Chase Hawks.