Donations totaling $43,000 from last Mother's Day "Bras for the Cause" walk have been given to the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation to be used for its Cancer Navigation Program.
The annual walk was sponsored by Tri-Valley SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures), a local organization that raises funds for breast cancer research, treatment and educational programs.
The Cancer Navigation program provides nursing help to "navigate" cancer patients through their diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. It includes the STAR Rehab program that helps cancer patients feel better, improve their quality of life through services at Stanford Health Care/ValleyCare.
"We are honored to be given this meaningful donation from such a dedicated group of people," said Scott Gregerson, Stanford Health Care/ValleyCare president. "It is collaborations with community partners such as Tri-Valley SOCKs that help us continue providing our community with these special services and the high quality care it deserves."
Many who participate in the Tri-Valley Socks "Bras for the Cause" walk often do so in memory of a loved one or to honor the spirit of a survivor, Gregerson said.