SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer's 2nd Annual Believe and Walk for the Cure, which will take place on Sunday, October 4, 2009, has brought all facets of this local community together to help fight cancer and over 4,000 walkers have registered.
"Last year's turnout was amazing with 1,700 walkers, and this year we are expecting to have even more supporters," said Nancy Varner, Co-Founder of Inland Women Fighting Cancer Committee. "It's so exciting to see how all aspects of the community have come together for one cause, to fight cancer."
The Walk will begin in Redlands, California at 5th and State Streets, where a few of the downtown shops will be open and ready for business. More than 300 community volunteers will gather at Tartan Restaurant at 6 a.m. to receive coffee, muffins and instructions. Registration opens at 7 a.m. with an expected turnout of more than 4,000 walkers, more than doubling last year's event. Volunteers from the San Bernardino Humane Society will host the "Bark and Believe" booth to check-in all of the dogs participating in the event. Owners will have the opportunity to get their pictures taken with the Legendary Lassie.
"This small town event has evolved into a community celebration," said Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. "Everyone is affected by cancer at some point in their lives and it's amazing to see how our community, the Inland Empire, has stepped up to the plate to do something about it."
Over the past month, Arrowhead Credit Union hosted a fundraising campaign inside their branches raising more than $10,000 for the Walk and recruiting nearly 160 Walkers.
|SOURCE Stater Bros. Charities|
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