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Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer Raise Funds and Awareness for Local Cancer Treatment Centers

 Annual Believe Walk will bring more than 10,000 walkers to downtown Redlands on Sunday, October 6th! 

San Bernardino, California (Thursday, September 12, 2013) -

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA – On Sunday, October 6th, 2013, the 6th Annual Believe Walk will kick off at Orange and State Streets in downtown Redlands, California.  Walk participants and volunteers are encouraged to register online at www.BelieveIE.com.  Individual Registration is $35, 4-12 years old is $10 and 3 and under is free, and there is an additional $15 late registration fee after September 30th.  Walkers have the opportunity to do either a 5K or 10K route, and pets are also encouraged to attend.
 
“This small town event has evolved into a community celebration,” said Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Supermarkets.   “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.” 
 
In just five years, the Believe Walk has donated over $1.7 million to local cancer fighting organizations. Past recipients include the recently unveiled Patient Resource Center at Loma Linda University Cancer Center, St. Bernardine Medical Center in San Bernardino, Redlands Community Hospital, and Michelle’s Place in Temecula Valley.
 
“The level of community support for the Believe Walk has been amazing,” said Nancy Varner, Co-Founder of the 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.”
  
At the end of the Walk, participants will celebrate at the Believe Bash located at the Redlands Bowl.  More than 50 vendors will be at the Bash with lots of food and free items for the participants.  
 
It is recommended that pre-registered participants pick up their walk supplies in advance at the Redlands Mall, 100 Redlands Mall on Friday, October 4th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Late registration will also be available that day and the Believe Boutique will also be open.  
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About Stater Bros. Charities:  
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work.  Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children-in-need, education for both youth and adults, services for the elderly and care for our Nation’s Veterans.  Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.
 
About Inland Women Fighting Cancer (IWFC) and the creation of the Believe Walk
Local community leaders and cancer survivors Annie Sellas, Cathy Stockton, and Nancy Varner envisioned doing something in the community to raise awareness about cancer.  During treatments, they had been each other’s support group and decided to do something for local Inland women facing the same prognosis. Inland Women Fighting Cancer, a coalition of friends, fellow survivors and supporters was formed.  
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