July 7, 2017 we received approval from the IRS and are now a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization. Please check back soon and donate to the Rocky Flats Downwinders so we can keep our awareness building campaigns, educational programs, health studies and supportive services alive and flourishing. We will welcome your tax deductible contribution soon. If you can’t donate money we welcome you to join our team of volunteers.
Team Rocky Flats Downwinders is honored to join the Race to Cure Sarcoma. Sarcoma is an uncommon group of cancers which arise in the bones, and connective tissue such as fat and muscle. Researchers know that people exposed to high doses of radiation are at a greater risk for developing soft tissue sarcoma. Unfortunately, we have heard from a disproportionately high number of Rocky Flats Downwinders with sarcomas and family who have lost loved ones to sarcomas. Shaunessy McNeely, who runs the Rocky Flats Downwinder support groups lost her own father to cardiacangiosacroma in 2015. Her own story of losing her father barely a year after diagnosis and her dedication to help people impacted by Rocky Flats inspires our Team Rocky Flats Downwinders to join the Race to Cure Sarcoma. Since early on, soft tissue sarcoma rarely causes any symptoms it is important for people, Downwinders specifically, to be aware of their potential increased risk and pay attention to painless lumps or bumps which may be the first symptom. Join Team Rocky Flats Downwinders and help us
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own”. Cesar Chavez
Dr. Stephanie Malin is currently conducting a health study on residents who lived near Rocky Flats through CSU. Please contact Stephanie or India at: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you meet the study’s criteria.
To Donate to the CSU Health Study click here for the You Caring Compassionate Fundraising link.
How to Volunteer with the Rocky Flats Downwinders
The Rocky Flats Downwinders has been fortunate to have a group of wonderful, caring people like you involved in its organization and efforts. The way to truly make change is through collectively organizing and we welcome your participation. As a volunteer you can determine how your time is spent and how much time you give. As a volunteer based organization, we value your time and interest and are willing to work with you individually to ensure your time volunteering is both rewarding and enjoyable to you.
Rocky Flats Downwinders Organization Mission
Our goals are to bring about awareness of Rocky Flats in order to educate the community, to sensitize medical professionals regarding potential adverse health effects suffered by Downwinders, and to obtain medical monitoring for Rocky Flats Downwinders, as well as inclusion under the Radiation and Exposure and Compensation Act (RECA).
If you value our mission and want to help our cause, we encourage you to volunteer with the Rocky Flats Downwinders. Please contact Denise Leonard at Denise@rockyflatsdownwinders.com if you are interested in volunteering with us.