Support Breast Cancer Locally!


Inspired to save the lives of Coachella Valley cancer patients, BIGHORN Behind a Miracle raised over $1 million this season for cancer patient support services, breast cancer diagnostic technologies and educational scholarships during their five-month long fundraising campaign. BIGHORN BAM also raised an astounding $6.5 million in fundraising in nine years.

BIGHORN BAM's fundraising dollars benefited The Pendleton Foundation and Eisenhower Medical Center. The Pendleton Foundation received $150,000 for its organization that assists cancer patients with grocery cards and assists with rent or utilities because patients are too sick to work. In addition, BIGHORN BAM has given $650,000 to Eisenhower/Novack Breast Center and BIGHORN Radiation Oncology Center for equipment and support services. The donations benefit the 25,000 cancer patients who visit the center annually.

Over the past eight years, BIGHORN BAM has provided the following for early  breast cancer detection, diagnosis and screening:
  • $5.6 million to Eisenhower Medical Center for key equipment and services including over 8,500 Round Trip Transportation rides for Radiation & Chemotherapy patients who depend on public transportation.
  • BIGHORN BAM Procedure Suite including a Giotto Mammography, a combination mammography and biopsy system, and Corevision Tabletop Specimen Radiograph.
    This suite allows patients to recieve excellent care all in one location.

  • SIEMENS ACUSION S2000 Whole Breast 3D Ultrasound System.

  • 2 New Mammogram Suites, 2 SuperSonic Imagine Aixplorer Ultrasound Systems and a Digitizer to convert x-ray films into digitized images for higher magnification studies.

  • Invivo Breast Array Coil and SonoSite Portable Ultrasound Machine for advanced breast imaging.

  • Specialized Suro ATEC Breast Biopsy and Excision System - modifies existing MRI to perform breast imaging/biopsy.

  • CD Burner for mammography images given to patients seeing multiple doctors.

  • 3 Breast Boards and Head Supports for exacting radiation and comfortable patient positioning.
  • 100 Comforting Spa Robes and a Blanket Warmer for patients awaiting radiation treatment. Breast Cancer Patient Diagnosis Resource Kits and Patient Genetic Counseling services.

  • 2 Digital Faxitron: rapid breast tumor specimen x-ray/analyzer during surgical excision or core biopsy procedures.

  • Bone Densitometer allowing patients to have their mammogram and bone density test during the same appointment.

  • Gamma Probe for sentinel lymph node localization for rapid detection of metastatic breast cancer.

  • Breast Cancer Patient Diagnosis Resource Kits and Patient Genetic Counseling services.

  • $570,000 given to The Pendleton Foundation to assist cancer patients’ most basic needs.

  • $10,000 Educational Scholarships supporting families affected by cancer.