Believe Walk 2023

Your Impact - $8.4 million donated to date

The fundraising efforts of the Believe Walk community play a critical role in advancing cancer care and support services in our local communities. Your donations support nonprofit organizations throughout Southern California that are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by cancer.


These local organizations are making great strides in cancer care and we’re proud to support their ongoing efforts. To learn how your donations are at work in your community, click on the partners below.

Breast Cancer Solutions

Breast Cancer Solutions serves breast cancer patients in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino (CA) counties. Our program provides clients with the following services to enable access to breast cancer treatment, a one-stop resource for patients to receive compassionate support and mental health assessment and support. Breast Cancer Solutions Foundation is a community nonprofit foundation that raises funds for Breast Cancer Solutions.

Temporary financial assistance to ensure stable housing, transportation, adequate nutrition, and the ability to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses during treatment.

Community-based patient navigation to other resources that provide further types of breast cancer support services.

Breast Cancer Solutions provides financial assistance, community-based patient navigation, and compassionate support to breast cancer patients near or below the poverty level who might otherwise go without or be denied treatment.

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Desert Cancer Foundation

Desert Cancer Foundation is dedicated to assisting residents in the Coachella Valley and surrounding communities who need financial assistance in obtaining screening, diagnosis and treatment for cancer and allied diseases. Believe Walk funds has supported the Patient Assistance program which covers the costs associated with cancer treatment including medical care, insurance premiums, co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles and cancer-related dental care and prescriptions. It’s through these efforts we ensure cancer patients receive the best care during cancer treatment.

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Firefighter Cancer Support Network

The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) provides assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.

Vision: To be the global leader in firefighter cancer support, awareness, and education.

Mission: To assist firefighters and EMS providers and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer by providing badge to badge support, training, and guidance.

Firefighters Cancer Support Network provides critical assistance for career or volunteer, active or retired firefighters, emergency medical service providers, and their immediate family members who have been diagnosed with cancer; delivering post-diagnosis resources followed by unique badge to badge, one-on-one mentorship from one of our 120 fire-service mentors who have first-hand knowledge about battling cancer. An FCSN signature toolbox is available free of charge. The toolbox contains valuable resources, including a comprehensive Firefighter’s Guide to Cancer Survivorship, to help you stay organized, informed, and effectively communicate with your doctors, loved ones, and brothers and sisters in the fire service. Most importantly, the toolbox will remind you every day that you are not alone. The dedicated team will be by you and your family’s side from diagnosis, through treatment to recovery.

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Kids ‘n’ Cancer Camp Agape

The Kids ‘n’ Cancer Camp Agape Ministry is dedicated to providing support for children afflicted with cancer and their families.

The mission of the Kids ‘n’ Cancer program is to provide support for children afflicted with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Camp Agape offers a life-changing, all-expense paid experience for children and their families. It provides opportunities for enjoyment, learning and building self-esteem and confidence in a safe setting. The kindness and caring that surrounds them offers an ideal environment for therapy and healing. This beloved ministry offers a compassionate and caring environment, exemplary of Christ’s unconditional love, along with an opportunity to shape meaningful friendships and create precious memories.

The ministry of Philoptochos continues to be relevant, life-changing, and joy-filled through all their good works, but most especially through the Kids ‘n’ Cancer Camp Agape ministry, which has made a difference in the lives of young children with cancer and their families for over 30 years.

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Loma Linda Children's Hospital Oncology

Loma Linda Children's Hospital, Oncology is a leader in pediatric cancer care in the Inland Empire and a natural fit to our mission to become partners in the fight against cancer. In 2013, Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer partnered with Loma Linda Children's Hospital Pediatric Oncology by funding support services to help families navigate through cancer treatment.

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Loma Linda University Cancer Center

In 2008, Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer made a commitment to raise $750,000 to support a new cancer resource center at Loma Linda University Cancer Center and it’s through the efforts of the Believe Walk we have surpassed that contribution. Funds continue to support programs at the resource center including navigation services, genetic risk and distress screenings, financial assistance, appearance center, support groups and more. These programs will address the physical, psychological, social and spiritual concerns of cancer patients and their families in our communities.

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Megan’s Wings

Megan's Wings provides financial and emotional support to low and moderate-income families who care for a child with cancer who must take off work and can't pay the bills. We believe no family should have to choose between paying the rent or putting gas in the car to get their child to cancer treatments. Megan’s Wings carry out its mission by supporting families through our programs:

  • Patient Aid
  • Gas Assistance
  • Monthly Assistance
  • Adopt a Family
  • Birthday Club
  • Mentor Support

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Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center

No one should face cancer alone. At Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center, support services are part of a holistic approach in treating cancer. These services are important to the healing and wellness of cancer patients as they navigate through diagnosis and treatment. Believe Walk funds support the Pink Ribbon Assistance program which includes patient navigation services, diagnostic breast health services, financial and educational resources, and support to uninsured and underserved women in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

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Redlands Community Hospital

In 2011, Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer made a commitment to upgrade their mammography equipment. The upgraded equipment is a valuable tool in detecting and treating cancer and improves the outcome of women's health through early detection. Since then, funds have continued to support the upgrade of various imaging equipment. Several advanced diagnostic technologies are used, including Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Mammography, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CAT Scan (Computed Axial Tomography), Ultrasound Imaging, PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and Nuclear Medicine. Early detection of cancer is key to a healthy outcome for patients and it’s through these efforts cancer care continues to advance.

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Riverside University Health System

Riverside University Health System (RUHS) is committed to providing comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services to the low-income and the underserved population in Riverside County. Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer have pledged to support the expansion of cancer care at the RUHS medical center. Believe Walk funds will support new equipment, furnishings, and high-quality coordinated services.

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St. Bernardine Medical Center

St. Bernardine Medical Center offers some of the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services available to patients in the Inland Empire. Since 2010, Believe Walk funds have supported the upgrade of imaging equipment at the Center for Imaging and has had a large impact on cancer diagnosis and treatment. With the latest additions to these advanced technologies and services, St. Bernardine has significantly expanded patient access to a full complement of women’s diagnostic and biopsy services, as well as educational programs.

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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support.

Low-to-moderate-income families can ease their immediate financial burden by applying for up to $7,000 for rent or mortgage payments, auto expenses, utility bills, medications, home care services, food, childcare, or hotel accommodations. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation provides multiple layers of services:

  • Direct Financial Fund
  • Relapse Fund
  • Secondary Diagnosis Fund
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Fund
  • Funeral Fund

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The Beloved Foundation

The Beloved Foundation was established to ease the burden of families who are struggling financially as a result of caring for a loved one with terminal cancer. Believe Walk funds support the Family and Patient Assistance program which includes financial support, grief counseling with a licensed therapist, cancer care kits and care-giver support. This program has a positive impact on cancer patients and their families while they navigate through their cancer journey.

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The CARE Project

In 2020 the Believe Walk partnered with The CARE Project to provide additional assistance in the Inland Empire for breast cancer patients & survivors. The CARE project bridges the gap of financial burdens that cancer patients face during treatment. Their programs and services address the need for emotional support through support groups and activities that promote health and wellness.

Through this partnership, the Believe Walk and The CARE Project will bring awareness to male breast cancer while supporting patient services such as financial assistance for co-pays, utility bills, rental assistance, and transportation assistance through Uber, Lyft and fuel cards.

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The Pink Ribbon Place at Riverside Community Health Foundation

The Pink Ribbon Place is committed to improving the quality of life for those impacted by cancer throughout the Inland Empire by offering services and resources at no-cost. Believe Walk funds has supported the expansion of their programs including health education, outreach support, wellness programs, individual and family counseling, therapy through art and product offerings (bra, wigs, camisole and prosthesis banks).

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