BRAWLEY – The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) has started its fundraising efforts for the 2013 Community Campout Against Cancer.Â The event is held in honor of those who are cancer survivors, those who are presently battling cancer, and in memory of those who have lost their battle to this disease.
The campout will be held on October 19 and 20, 2013, at the Imperial High School football field in Imperial.
Alma Benevides, Brawley City Clerk and a cancer survivor said, â€œLast year my team “Tumornators” received an award for the most money raised for “CRCD”. If you would like to sponsor make a donation please don’t hesitate to contact me so I can provide you with more information.â€
The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert is the only local non-profit community-based organization providing comprehensive cancer Patient Navigation to individuals in the Imperial Valley community. The CRCD Patient Navigation Program (CRCD PNP) is an interventional service that mitigates or removes barriers to cancer treatment thus assisting clients who are newly diagnosed as well as those already in treatment.
Focused on the areas of treatment, pharmaceutical, and financial navigation, CRCD advocates on behalf of its clients to ensure a positive outcome for the cancer patient. Over 1,600 individuals have been served since 2006. All services are provided free of charge.
Since it’s still early in the planning stages, sponsorships that include oneâ€™s name or company logo on flyers and t-shirts with a donation starting at $500 are still available.
Events are planned for every hour of the campout to honor survivors, remember lost loved ones, and to bring a sense of community to those attending.
This community effort helps local cancer patients and their families through sponsorship of this fundraising event.