Team Nani (Nancy Varner)
In loving memory of Believe Walk Co-Founder
Nancy B. Varner 1951-2019
When you are diagnosed with cancer, your whole world changes. Where do I go? What do I do?
“She (Nancy Varner) started something really important, as far as helping patients in our community with the other co-founders. It’s really our responsibility to continue to support those efforts. We need to support our community and those individuals who are going through the cancer journey.” - Nancy Negrette, chairwoman and president of Stater Bros. Charities
“She just had this beautiful light in her that I think everyone gravitated to. She just encouraged us to do the best that we could do, and we loved doing it.” - Cathy Stockton, Believe Walk Co-Founder
“It’s not going to be the same without her, but we’re working for her because that’s what she would want … that’s what fills my heart, that’s where my peace comes, just continuing to work and do, to honor her in that way.” - Annie Sellas, Believe Walk Co-Founder
Please support Team Nani by joining, ecouraging and/or sponsoring our Team! Together we can make a difference!
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen
What is Stater Bros. Charities & Inland Women Fighting Cancer 2019 Believe Walk?
The “Believe Walk” brings a community together with a purpose; to support cancer survivors, cancer patients and their families in the Inland Empire. Stater Bros. Charities & Inland Women Fighting Cancer started the Believe Walk with a simple vision, to create an event that honored cancer survivors and brought support to those who were still on their journey.
The “BELIEVE WALK” would bring together a community with the intent to raise critical funds that would directly impact support and services provided to cancer patients and their families in Inland Empire. It started with the vision that each dollar raised through Stater Bros. Charities & Inland Women Fighting Cancer's Believe Walk would stay in the Inland Empire and benefit local cancer centers, support programs and enhance services that support cancer patients. Through the commitment and vision of Jack Brown, Chairman & CEO of Stater Bros. Markets and Event Chairs and "Inland Women Fighting Cancer" Annie Sellas, Cathy Stockton, and Nancy Varner all whom are cancer survivors; the first Believe Walk emerged from this unique partnership in 2008. The Believe Walk was immediately embraced by the Redlands Community and it has grown each year and has expanded from the Inland Empire community to Southern California.
The “Believe Walk” has grown from 1500 participants the first year to over 12,000 in 2018. Each year has seen an increase of participation and fundraising efforts by this community. The commitment of the community to fundraise has made it possible for Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer to make contributions to the Loma Linda Cancer Resource Center, St. Bernardine Medical Center “Imaging Center” and Michelle’s Place. These are services that have been impacted by the generosity of the City of Redlands, our Sponsors and the community and this commitment has enhanced the support and care for so many cancer patients and their families here in the Inland Empire.
Why join/support our team?
By joining or donating to a member of our team, you will be a part of a life-changing event that brings together a community with one purpose; to support cancer survivors, those who are still in treatment and their families that live right here in our community- the Inland Empire.
We hope we can count on your support. We need caring people like you to sponsor our team’s participation in the walk.
Also, please bookmark this page if you’re interested in keeping track of our progress. We encourage you to browse the rest of this website so you can learn more about 2019 Believe Walk.