CITY OF DENVER, CO
Mayor Wellington E. Webb

A City in Pink 

´With the strong support and active .participation of Mayor Webb in Denver’s NBCAM events, the city was awash in pink during October. The First Lady of Denver Wilma J. Webb set the tone when she flipped the switch to "Light the City and County of Denver City Hall Building in Pink" as one of the activities leading up to the "Race for the Cure." Sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation with 75 percent of the proceeds staying in the Denver Metropolitan area, the annual race started and ended in front of city hall this year.

Businesses carried out the pink theme for breast cancer awareness by distributing pink ribbons or having pink lights, and Mayor Webb’s office distributed pink ribbons to city employees and visitors. The mayor’s office also worked with the American Cancer Society on its NBCAM events.

Denver Health Medical Center: the Backbone Facility

All breast cancer awareness and fundraising events are directed toward publicizing and supporting mammography (and related services) through Denver Health Medical Center. Opened in 1860 as a city hospital to serve the new frontier city of Denver, this facility is now a non-profit hospital. .It provides health care – including .mammograms – for all Denver citizens regardless of ability to pay, with family and school-based health centers located throughout the community.

Services, Follow-Up and Treatment

Denver Health Medical Center receives grant money for mammograms from two different sources:

  • Colorado Women’s Cancer Control Initiative (CWCCI)/Waxman Grant
    (funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); and

  • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund.

The CWCCI funds assist low-income and older women who are uninsured or underinsured by expanding breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnosis services for this population. These monies also support follow-up case management for program participants. The Komen funds are directed toward Hispanic women in the Denver area, going for the study of breast cancer, risks, and follow-up care. Denver Health Medical Facility also provides treatment and follow-up for breast cancer patients.

For more information, please contact:

Contact: Peggy Wortham, Press Office
Office of the Mayor
telephone: 303/640-3432 or

Jennifer Moquin, R.T., Radiology Supervisor
Denver Health Medical Center
telephone: 303/436-7804
pager: 303/890-4388