Brett Stamer, college coordinator for B Yard at Mule Creek State Prison, presented a check on February 7 for $691 to a cancer foundation. The funds were raised by the B Yard incarcerated population as part of their cancer awareness activities.
The Mule Creek charity fundraiser benefited Amador Stars Cancer Foundation in Sutter Creek.
Stars has a local office, answering questions about services available to cancer patients and survivors.
The foundation also oversees cancer patient transportation providing free rides to radiation and chemotherapy treatments in the following counties:
- San Joaquin
- El Dorado
The foundation was also instrumental in restoring full-time oncology services to Amador County.
Roughly 40 patients monthly use the free-transportation service to get to radiation, chemotherapy, or other cancer-related appointments. According to Stars, many patients depend solely on the foundation for their transportation.
For 18 years, Amador Stars has served a vital role in our rural community. While all drivers and board members are volunteers, it takes funds to maintain the nine vehicles in service. Donations go toward gas, maintenance, registration and insurance. According to the foundation, all funds go toward
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