This year’s Blythe Cancer Resource Center’s (BCRC) “Steps for the Cure” cancer awareness and fundraiser event raised a record-setting total of $116,695.44 in donations.

“The board members of the Blythe Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) want to express our profound gratitude to the amazing Blythe community. It is an outstanding accomplishment that a community of this size can generate revenue exceeding one hundred thousand dollars to support local cancer patients. BCRC’s 14th annual ‘Steps for the Cure’ exceeded all expectations. It was a record breaking year with $116,695.44 turned in as of Wednesday, November 17,” confirmed BCRC to the Times. “During these difficult times, this year’s event was our most successful ever. Thank you to all who supported this effort and enjoyed a special evening with family and friends. You make it possible to continue our efforts to provide needed support to members of our community. During the 2021 year, we have assisted 23 new cancer patients and 27 patients from previous years still in treatment for a total of $66,000 to date.”

The BCRC would also like to give a special thank you to this year’s sponsors, including Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP); Ironwood State Prison (ISP); Blythe Jaycees; the Holt Group; Beauty Zone; Ashley Home Store; The Prime Leaf; Steaks ‘N Cakes; AltaGas/Blythe Energy Inc.; State Farm – Leslie Jessop-Watkins; Alex’s Tire; Halby’s; Johnson Refrigeration; Standage Tire & Automotive.

“A special thank you to: PVHS Cheerleaders (and the) Linda Faulkner Dance School for Kids Kamps; Bianca Rodriguez for our 2021 slideshow; Scooter Johnson (and) Megan Barron for luminaria; Joe (and) Paula (PJ) Johnson for music and sound; (the) Blythe Volunteer Fire Department (for) first aid center and security; (the) Blythe Police Department (BPD) and Citizens on Patrol for providing event security; Britney Ramsden for designing event poster (and) program; Blythe ACE Hardware for providing event tables, chairs, (and) hand sanitizer; C.E.R.T. for helping with event security; (and a)ll event volunteers, team captains, team members, (and) youth volunteers,” noted BCRC. “A special thank you to Taco Mike and FFA (Future Farmers of America).”

All told, per BCRC, the 2021 Steps for the Cure fundraiser’s top five teams were: CVSP, Appleby Elementary School, Familia Martinez, Grandpa Danny and Nana Vicky.

The BCRC is a client-centered grassroots organization based out of Blythe with services and support provided by volunteers, residents, and businesses toward helping improve patient access to care at no cost.

For further information on the Steps for the Cure event or inquiries, the BCRC may be contacted at (760) 921-BCRC; or via email at: bcrc@frontier.com

Additionally, visit the BCRC on social media for updates and more at: facebook.com/1BCRC

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