Supporting 15 local Relay For Life events
FREMONT, Calif., January 25, 2016 – Fremont Bank Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the Bay Area’s Fremont Bank, announced today the development of a partnership with the American Cancer Society which will provide significant support for the Society’s mission to end cancer and reduce suffering for those who face it.
Fremont Bank will become the first Regional Sponsor of the Society’s Relay For Life movement in the Bay Area, donating more than $25,000 to fifteen 2016 Relay For Life events in local communities.
“Sharing with the community is at the heart of Fremont Bank,” said Brian Hughes, vice president of nonprofit group at Fremont Bank. “Many of our clients and associates have been touched by cancer, so supporting the work of the American Cancer Society is an important decision for us. We’re excited to support fifteen Relay For Life events throughout the community, and we’re looking forward to getting out and participating in them as well.”
Planning is already underway for the 2016 Relay For Life events all over the Bay Area. “The generous donation from Fremont Bank will make an impact on so many lives,” said Bruce Bogart, a cancer survivor and volunteer leader for Relay For Life. “Dollars raised through the Relay For Life events fund groundbreaking cancer research, free information, and vital American Cancer Society programs and services that support those in our community facing a diagnosis.”
The Relay For Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay For Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Teams raise funds in the months leading up to the event.
Fremont Bank is proud to sponsor the following fifteen Relay For Life events:
Cambrian (San Jose) on April 29/30, 2016
Dartmouth Middle School - 5575 Dartmouth Drive, San Jose
For more information: www.facebook.com/CambrianRelayForLife/
Salinas on May 20/21, 2016
Salinas Sports Complex Softball Fields – 1160 N Main St.
For more information: www.facebook.com/Relay-For-Life-Salinas-192407550782818
San Leandro on May 21/22, 2016
Burrell Field - 2451 Teagarden St.
For more information: www.facebook.com/SanLeandroRelayForLife
Hayward on June 4/5, 2016
Alden E. Oliver Sports Park - 2580 Eden Park Place
For more information: www.facebook.com/RFLHaywardCA
San Francisco on June 10/11, 2016
Crissy Field - 1199 E Beach (Across from Planet Granite and Roaring Mouse)
For more information: www.facebook.com/RelayForLifeSF
Livermore on June 25/26, 2016
Livermore High School - 600 Maple St
For more information: www.facebook.com/Relay-For-Life-of-Livermore-262924522475
Heritage High School - 101 American Ave
For more information: www.facebook.com/groups/101547946563334
California School of the Deaf - 39350 Gallaudet Dr
For more information: www.facebook.com/RelayforLifeFremont
Newark on July 16/17, 2016
Newark Memorial High School - 39375 Cedar Blvd
For more information: www.facebook.com/RFLNewark
Castro Valley TBD
Canyon Middle School - 19600 Cull Canyon Rd
For more information: www.facebook.com/RFLofCV
Pleasanton on July 23/24, 2016
Pleasanton (Tentative date) (9:00 am – 9:00 am)
Pleasanton Middle School - 5001 Case Ave
For more information: www.facebook.com/Relay-For-Life-of-Pleasanton-268725526528810
Walnut Creek TBD
Bancroft Elementary School - 2200 Parish Dr
For more information: www.facebook.com/Relay-For-Life-Walnut-Creek-214270495336296
Union City on August 20/21, 2016
James Logan High School - 1800 H St
For more information: www.facebook.com/UnionCityRelayForLife
San Ramon Valley (San Ramon and Danville)
- 2 events
Relay For Life TBD
Evening of Hope TBD
For more information: www.facebook.com/RFLSRV
Relay For Life is the world’s largest fundraising event, working to fight every cancer in every community, with four million participants in 6,000 events worldwide in 2015.
About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com
) is a leading retail and commercial bank, California mortgage lender, award-winning top philanthropic business and consistently ranks in Bay Area News Group’s “Top Bay Area Workplaces.” Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the state and focuses on personalized service for clients. It has 18 branches across the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Monterey with a loan production office in Los Angeles County.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.