By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Inland Empire 66ers mascot, Bernie, visited children at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) on May 8, to help kick off a baseball Fundraiser Night, which is being hosted by ARMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary and the Inland Empire 66ers. The event, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on June 28 at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino, will help raise funds for a new state-of-the-art diagnostic tool for ARMC’s Breathmobile® program.
“The 66ers are excited to partner with ARMC to help in both the fundraising effort, as well as to bring awareness to ARMC’s Breathmobile® program,” said Joe Hudson, Inland Empire 66ers general manager. “As an organization we are always looking to team up with local nonprofit organizations to help bring awareness to the great work they are doing within the community, and the Breathmobile® program at ARMC is a great example of this.”
Children were all smiles as Bernie walked through the hospital visiting patients in ARMC’s Pediatric Unit and in the Outpatient Pediatric Clinic.
“We would like to thank Bernie for helping us get the word out about our Fundraiser Night coming up next month,” said ARMC Volunteer Services Coordinator, Pat Redinger, who has led the effort for the fundraiser that will provide participants with the opportunity to enjoy great baseball while helping to raise funds for the Breathmobile®.
“We are thrilled that the Volunteers have organized this Fundraiser Night to help us purchase much-needed equipment for the Breathmobile®,” said ARMC Respiratory Care Services Director, Laura Ellers. “We are very proud of the Breathmobile® program and with the generosity of the community we can continue to provide this valuable service to keep children in school and out of the emergency room.”
The Breathmobile® program, which has provided treatment to thousands of schoolchildren, is essentially an “asthma clinic on wheels” and offers free services including: diagnostic testing, physical exams and education in asthma management. The program serves more than 45 sites throughout the County of San Bernardino.
For more information about the ARMC Fundraiser Night, or to purchase tickets, call (909) 580-6340, or go to: http://www.ticketmaster.com/inland-empire-66ers-vs-rancho-cucamonga-san-bernardino-california-06-28-2014/event/0B004B75D38485B3?artistid=1200323&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=10. Please enter offer code “Breathmobile” in the designated box so your purchase can benefit the Breathmobile® program.
In 2013, the Inland Empire 66ers welcomed 192,549 fans through the gates of San Manuel Stadium, and took home a sixth California League title and its first as an Angels affiliate. For more information about the 66ers visit: ie66ers.com.
ARMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary is composed of hundreds of volunteers, from teenagers to senior citizens, who give generously of their time to patients, visitors and staff members. The volunteer force has been in place since the 1900s. For more information about the volunteers or ARMC, go to: www.arrowheadmedcenter.org.