Event fundraising

Porterville Breakfast Rotary to Host Run For Life Event in Support of Sierra View

Returning after two years, the Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club encourages everyone to tie up their shoes to walk, run and raise funds for their annual “Run for Life” event, which will take place at Granite Hills High School on May 7, 2022 in 8 a.m. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center at Sierra View Medical Center. Like last year, the event will honor members of the community who bravely struggle or who have lost their lives to cancer. This year’s winners are Rick Cooksey and Missy Wise.

“On behalf of the Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club, we look forward to offering the annual ‘Race for Life’ after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” said Marty Lalanne, a local avid runner and Porterville Breakfast member. Rotary who played an immense role in coordinating the event for several years. “It’s a great feeling to bring the community together for a fun and active event that supports the well-being of our community, nearby cancer treatment and those who have been touched by cancer in one way or another. other.”

Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club is a longtime supporter of Sierra View and the Cancer Treatment Center. The Run for Life event is a way to bring together a local community of like-minded survivors, caregivers, volunteers and participants who want to support local cancer treatment and locally available resources in Porterville.

Proceeds from this event will go directly to treatment support and awareness programs at the Roger S. Good Cancer Treatment Center. With these funds, the Cancer Treatment Center is able to provide cancer support and education to those seeking treatment in Porterville. The funds will help in areas such as hosting cancer support groups, a survivors day celebration, a breast cancer awareness event, equipment, health fairs and several community projects. community awareness as well as the purchase of educational materials.

At this year’s event, as runners and walkers cross the finish line, the fun will continue. Local yoga instructor, Elizabeth Dieterle, RYT will help participants immerse themselves in relaxing relaxation. Refreshments and pancakes provided by the Porterville Runners Club, Stafford’s Chocolates and Eagle Feather Trading Post will also be available to supply runners and walkers. Music, inspirational words and special reflective moments will fill the event from start to finish, while supporting a worthy cause and celebrating the lives of this year’s winners.

This year’s winners

Rick Cooksey was a Porterville police officer, committed to our community and public safety and Missy Wise, was a special needs educator with a deep love of family and the outdoors. Their full biographies can be found by visiting, portervillerunforlife.com