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St. Bernardine Foundation Receives Donation from Surf Soccer Club

The Inland Empire Surf Soccer Club (IESSC) presented a check for $3,271 to St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation in November to support the hospital's oncology fund. The donation will go towards the purchase of Amoena Camisoles for breast cancer patients who have had a mastectomy.

Amoena Camisoles are garments worn in the sensitive time after surgery to provide gentle compression, to protect skin and to promote healing. 


“A diagnosis of breast cancer can be trying for patients and their families – physically, emotionally, and financially,” said Dan Murphy, Vice President of Philanthropy at Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation.  “This gift will allow our patients to receive something that will assist them as they recover.  All of us at St. Bernardine are extremely thankful to the children and families from the Inland Empire Surf Soccer Club for their generosity and kindness.”


IESSC has 18 boys teams and 30 girls teams in the Inland Empire.  The organization exists to create a rich and open environment for youth players to develop on all levels of the game of soccer including technical mastery, tactical intelligence, physical prowess and psychological strength.  In addition to the strong individual development that exists, the IESSC club has created a unified and professional culture that produces unforgettable experiences and cultivates lifelong relationships for players and their families. 


“Each year we try to give back to the community we represent and this year we were pleased to partner with Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center,” said Brian Young, President, Inland Empire Surf Soccer Club.  “Breast cancer has touched many in our community and we hope that this small gesture of support helps patients at St. Bernardine to recover and know that their community cares.”

About Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center

Serving the health care needs of the people of the Inland Empire since 1931, Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center is a highly-regarded 342-bed, nonprofit, tertiary acute care hospital located in San Bernardino, California.  The hospital offers a full continuum of services, from family care to heart surgery, treating an average of 72,000 individuals in the Emergency Department, delivering 2,100 babies and admitting more than 17,000 patients for treatment each year. 

About the Dignity Health St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation

Serving the needs of the hospital for over four decades, the St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation has impacted and supported every area of the medical center through charitable giving.  A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees, the Foundation oversees all charitable gifts through annual, major, estate and planned-giving opportunities. Every contribution received by the Foundation is 100 percent transferred to St. Bernardine Medical Center, and no portion of the gift is used for administrative costs.

Publish date: 

Monday, December 05, 2016

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