Monte Vista COOP helps “Fuel the Cure”

The Monte Vista COOP helped SLV Health in the fight against cancer with its donation of $5,000 to the Stephanie L. Miner Women’s Imaging Center and the SLV Health Cancer Center. Present at the check presentation from left, Monte Vista COOP Board Chairman Scot Schaefer, Petroleum Division Director Skotty Morris and SLV Health Foundation Director Kelly Gurule.

For the month of January, the Monte Vista COOP helped to raise money with its campaign, “Fuel the Cure,” where for every gallon of propane sold in the month of January, the COOP donated a penny to the SLV Health Cancer Center and the Stephanie L. Miner Women’s Imaging Center.

In February, representatives from the COOP presented SLV Health Foundation Director Kelly Gurule with a check for $5,000.

“On behalf of the Monte Vista Coop, we are pleased to present this check to the SLV Health Foundation,” stated Monte Vista COOP Board Chairman Scot Schaefer.

This is the second time the COOP has held this fundraiser, and the organizers were pleased that the money raised is able to go to a local need here in the San Luis Valley. The San Luis Valley Health Oncology and Infusion Center offers cancer screenings, treatment programs and support services, and the Stephanie L. Miner Women’s Imaging Center offers up-to-date diagnostic services including digital mammography and ultrasounds.

“This is an amazing donation,” said SLV Health Foundation Director Kelly Gurule. “Out of all the nonprofits the company could choose from, they chose to stay local and support the cancer center and the Stephanie L. Miner Women’s Imaging Center. We are humbled and very happy to be chosen.”

For more information about the SLV Health Foundation, please go online to www.sanluisvalleyhealth/foundation.org.