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KERO TV-23ABC helps Run/Walk event raise $28,575 for local cancer patients

Posted at 8:53 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 17:55:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Led by TV 23ABC's News Anchor Jessica Harrington, KERO's Mike Hart, Danielle Kernkamp, Elaina Rusk and other station's personalities participated to help raise $3,000 to contribute to local cancer patients.

Event organizers announced this year's Virtual Run/Walk raised $26,880 to help Kern County patients while on their cancer journey.

Michelle Avila, Executive Director of the Kern County Cancer Foundation states, "I am proud to be a part of a community that came together to provide hope and support to our neighbors undergoing cancer treatment. Because of the sacrifice of many, dozens of patients will not have the added stress of medical bills related to their cancer care. Children will continue to receive the transportation they need to their life-saving cancer treatment."

The Kern County Cancer Foundation continues to accept donations throughout the year. All proceeds and tax-deductible donations stay in Kern County providing critical financial assistance for local, qualified patients with co-payments, coinsurance, and deductibles for cancer treatments.

Call the Kern County Cancer Foundation at (661) 862-7145 or visit their website at kerncountycancerfoundation.org for more information.

A total of 110 participants, walked, hiked, ran, or biked 630 miles over 8 days, from Sept. 19 - 26.

This was the 7th Annual Cancer Run/Walk.

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