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Tri-Valley Socks Donates $43,000 to Standford Health Care - ValleyCare Cancer Program

Hospital news | Monday, August 24, 2015

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Pleasanton, CA – (August 24, 2015) – ValleyCare Charitable Foundation recently received a $43,000 donation from Tri-Valley SOCKs(Stepping Out for Cancer Kures), a local organization that raises funds for​breast cancer research, treatment, and educational programs.​The sizable donation came from the organization's "Bras for the Cause" Walk held every Mother’s Day weekend in Pleasanton.

The donated funds will be used for the Cancer Navigation Program, where a nurse helps "navigate" cancer patients through their diagnosis, treatment and follow-up; The STAR Rehab program that helps cancer patients feels better and improve their quality of life; a blanket warmer for the Women's Imaging Center; Breast Cancer Education program and Breast Cancer Support services at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare.

One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S., and statistics in the Bay Area are high. Nearly everyone has been touched by this disease and 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.

"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."