BBCC Men’s Basketball to hold cancer foundation fundraiser

MOSES LAKE — The Big Bend Community College Men’s Basketball team will be holding a car wash fundraiser this Saturday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 801 N Stratford Road. All proceeds will go to support the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation.

“When I found about the really important work that the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation does, I knew that we had to get involved,” said first year BBCC Men’s Basketball Coach Jason Hopkins.

The Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation is a not for profit organization that serves Grant and Adams counties by providing support, services, encouragement and information to patients and families currently battling cancer. Their support helps patients and their families throughout the process of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Families battling cancer in Moses Lake and surrounding areas often must travel over 100 miles to receive the lifesaving treatment that they need because there are no cancer treatment facilities in closer proximity. This additional cost of travel adds to the burden of the high expenses of battling cancer on families.

“I can’t imagine having to choose between being able to pay for gas, food or the treatment I needed to live, let alone if it were one of my children who needed the care that isn’t always available here,” Hopkins said. “The Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation steps into that gap and is able to provide for the expenses that families might incur as they get the care they need. We want to help them, as they help so many in need, so we are putting on a car wash with 100% of the proceeds going directly to support them in their mission.”

The Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation said they are grateful to coach Hopkins, the Viking Men’s Basketball team and their families for raising funds for our neighbors with cancer. 

“Community support is so important and shows compassion for others,” said Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation Executive Director Angel Ledesma. “When our clients see our community rallying together to help those in need, it gives not only them, but all others, the feeling that people within the community matter to one another. When you matter, you heal. This fundraiser will help over 100 clients each month get the financial help they need to get to cancer treatments or to purchase groceries. CBCF gives over $8,500 monthly to those in need. Thank you BBCC coach and players for being a part of something greater than yourselves.”

For more information about the Columbia Basin Foundation, visit their website:

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