BIGHORN Behind A Miracle (BAM) was founded by breast cancer survivor and BIGHORN Member, Selby Dunham, after she realized how important it was to have the latest in diagnostic treatment and research capabilities in the valley. Selby was touched by all of the people she met during her treatment and realized what a burden the financial and transportation aspect is for families affected by cancer. What started as a grassroots campaign has now grown to an astounding success, raising over $8.3 million for breast cancer equipment and transportation services, as well as providing financial support through the Pendleton Foundation.
BIGHORN BAM has funded two shuttles that take patients, who would normally have to rely on family or public transportation, to treatments. More than 10,000 rides have been given to date to patients who otherwise would have been unable to make it to treatment.
Alison Sachs, the Community Outreach and Patient Support Services Director at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center shares a note of gratitude from a patient: “I’m 86 years old and have ovarian cancer. I use a wheelchair to get around and am too sick and too old to take public transportation, but I have Brandon, my BAM Van driver. He is reliable and a caring presence when I need him most – do you know Brandon is my angel?”
A Miracle on El Paseo is an integral event for BAM, kicking off the holiday season for the Shops on El Paseo while also instilling the spirit of giving through contributions form partnering retail stores. This year’s event is sure to be spectacular with a Ferris wheel, Christmas tree lighting event, photos with Santa, small plates and drinks from 25 of the valley’s best restaurants, holiday shopping with participating retailers and luxury fashion presentations. There will be live music by pop-rock ensemble Night Shift, CoryLive! and headlining at 8 pm breast cancer survivor Martha Davis, with 1980’s hit makers “Martha Davis and the Motels”. Tickets can be purchased at bighornbam.net.