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Tri-Valley Socks Donates $50,000 to ValleyCare's Cancer Program

Hospital news | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Contact: Denise Bouillerce

Pleasanton, CA ValleyCare Charitable Foundation recently received a $50,000 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 their recent “Bras for the Cause” Walk held on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10 in downtown 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; Integrative Medicine Program that includes nutritional education, acupuncture, acupressure, massage, guided/visual imagery and deep breathing; and breast cancer education programs and support services at 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 such a meaningful donation from such a dedicated group,” said Scott Gregerson, ValleyCare CEO, at the check presentation on June 25. “This is the third year in a row they have given to ValleyCare, and it is collaborations with community partners such as Tri-Valley Socks that will enable ValleyCare to continue providing our community with the high quality care it deserves.”