The trio behind Inland Women Fighting Cancer stand behind their words —
“We don’t fight alone.”
To help improve access care for local cancer patients, the fellow cancer survivors and co-organizers along with Stater Bros. Charities, behind the mega Believe Walk held annually in downtown Redlands, presented a $125,000 grant to Redlands Community Hospital’s Women’s Health Imaging Center Aug. 27.
The funds will cover costs for new cancer detecting equipment at the center, said Tara Cauthron, manager of the Imaging Center, and hopefully advanced technology for mammography.
Funds raised through the annual Believe Walk support equipment purchases, programs and services for local cancer fighting organizations in the Inland Empire and the Southern California region.
Believe Walk grants in the past have helped fund equipment at the Imaging Center, a 3,300 square-foot facility that provides women with a compassionate place to have mammograms, breast biopsies, bone density screening exams and other procedures. The center provides no-cost health education for women and allows patients to receive all necessary imaging services in one location.
“This clearly shows that the donations and all the funds raised each year through the Walk go back to help centers locally,” said Cauthron. “We wouldn’t be making progress without them.”
This year’s Believe Walk is set for Oct. 4 and final preparations are being made as online registration closes Sept. 30, 2015 or at 10,000 participants.
To learn more about the event or to register, visit www.believeinlandempire.com.