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August 15, 2006 > Claim Jumper Donation

Claim Jumper Donation

Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation Receives Sweet Fundraising Offer from Claim Jumper Restaurants

The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation is on the sweet end of a proposal from Claim Jumper Restaurants. Claim Jumper is opening its first establishment in the Fremont area at the end of August. During the restaurant’s Grand Opening Celebration, August 24-27, Claim Jumper is giving a welcoming gift to their new community by donating the entire proceeds of sales from their signature Chocolate Motherlode Cake to the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. Claim Jumper Restaurants is designating those funds to the Washington Hospital Community Mammogram Program.

Claim Jumper Restaurants has made it a company tradition to partner with a local non-profit organization when it opens a new restaurant according to Larry Bill, Director of Public & Community Relations for Claim Jumper Restaurants. Bill says Claim Jumper researched several organizations in the Fremont area and chose the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation because "the Foundation does great work in the community, has a lot of loyal supporters and great community members."

The funds raised from the Claim Jumper grand opening are being earmarked for Washington Hospital’s Community Mammogram Program so that the money will directly benefit people within the Washington Township Health Care District.

"The Community Mammogram Program is set up to assist people who otherwise cannot afford a mammogram," explains Brent Hodson, Executive Director of the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation. The Community Mammogram Program is funded through contributions and gifts to the Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation.

"We want to make as big an impact in the community as we can with this partnership with the Foundation," Bill says. "By targeting this specific component of the Foundation, the mammogram program, we can directly reach more people who may need this service or know someone who needs the service."

The Washington Hospital Community Mammogram Program is for women and men ages 40 to 70 who qualify as eligible to receive free mammograms for detection of breast cancer. The program was formed as a collaboration with the Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center and the Tri-City Health Center and is designed to serve those who have no health insurance and live within the boundaries of Washington Township Health Care District.  Some individuals ages 30 to 40 are also considered candidates for the program if they are asymptomatic and considered at high risk for breast cancer. The determination of "high risk" is defined by the Medicare program.

From Thursday, August 24 until Sunday, August 27, patrons of the new Claim Jumper at 43330 Pacific Commons Boulevard, Fremont can help in the fundraising efforts by buying either a slice or a whole Chocolate Motherlode Cake. The Chocolate Motherlode Cake is a six-layered mountain of chocolate that is the restaurant’s most popular dessert.

"The Washington Hospital Healthcare Foundation invites everyone in our community to join in the grand opening," Hodson encourages.

For more information about how to qualify for the Washington Hospital Community Mammogram Program, contact Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center at (510) 471-5880 or Tri-City Health Center at (510) 770-8133.

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