In September, Stater Bros. Charities and the Inland Women Fighting Cancer presented a check for $25,000 to the FCSN. FCSN representatives Dan Murphy, Board Chair of Philanthropy, and Scott Jennie, California State Director, attended the event with firefighters from the Redlands Fire Dept.
“We are so grateful for this generous donation”, said California State Director Scott Jennie. “This support will allow us to fund 100 of our signature toolboxes to distribute to firefighters diagnosed with cancer in the Southern California area and provide cancer awareness and prevention education at fire departments and Fire Service Health and Safety conferences in Los Angeles County, San Bernardino, San Diego, Orange, Kern, Ventura counties.”
“Stater Bros. Charities is honored to support our local firefighters and their families, especially during a very difficult time in their lives. No one should have to fight cancer alone, especially those who risk their lives to keep our communities safe. Thanks to the generosity of the Believe Walk community, we are able to support nonprofits like FCSN that are on the front lines providing compassionate cancer care,” shared Danielle Oehlman, the Director of Stater Bros. Charities.
The Believe Walk, presented by Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer, is a 5K cancer walk that supports the fight against all types of cancer. The Believe Walk brings a community together to celebrate survivors, support fighters and thrivers, and honor those who are no longer with us. More than a walk, the Believe Walk is a movement that raises funds to support the critical needs of cancer patients and their families in our local communities. The Believe Walk stewards donor funds by investing in programs and services at local cancer-fighting organizations in Southern California.
Stater Bros. Charities is a community-funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the critical needs of the communities where Stater Bros. Markets operates. Every day, we are driven by our purpose to create opportunities that inspire our communities to thrive. It’s through our mission that we help uplift Southern California communities through fundraising and investing in local nonprofits that provide hands-on support. Throughout the year, funds are invested in local organizations and causes with a focus on local organizations and causes with a focus on hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, and care for our veterans and active service members.