Foundation Programs

Programs designed to help support your healing journey.

The Gritman Foundation has a dedicated team and several programs that can help our patients and their loved ones live better, healthier lives.

Bosom Buddies

Early detection saves lives, and regular mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer early. Bosom Buddies provides free screening mammograms to local women who are unable to pay for the screening on their own. The screening mammograms are available to women who receive their medical care in Latah County. A physician’s referral is required.

To participate in Bosom Buddies, please contact your physician or call the Women’s Imaging Center at 208-882-5377.

Bosom Buddies is made possible through the Pink Tea, Pink Cocktail and generous financial gifts by businesses and individuals in our community.

Light a Candle

The Gritman Foundation Light a Candle Program helps people in our region who are facing cancer. Designed to ease some of the burdens that come with facing cancer, we can help with services like housekeeping, grocery assistance, massage therapy, gas cards and more.

If we can help you, please fill out our simple, one-page application before you receive services. You can email it to us at [email protected] or fax it to 208-883-6369.


You may qualify if you:

  • Have a cancer diagnosis
  • Are in active treatment
  • Have a physician referral.

You’ll need to renew your Light a Candle status every six months by having your doctor fill out our renewal form.

Get Involved

The Light a Candle program depends on the generosity of like-minded people like you. If you would like to get involved please consider volunteering or make a safe and secure online gift today.

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We want to hear from you!

The Gritman Bosom Buddies and Light a Candle Programs invite you to reach out with questions and comments about our services.

Bosom Buddies: 208-882-5377

Light a Candle: 208-883-6231

Cancer: Finding Your Strength