Wendy’s Warriors wear their BELIEVE t-​​shirts and prepare to sell pink orchids from Matsui Nursery to benefit the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund at Natividad Medical Foundation.

Support the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund and help transform health care into healing.

You can change lives for women with cancer. Donate today to the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund and help low-​​income women treated at Natividad Medical Center receive diagnostic cancer care, transportation, meals, medication and medical treatment.

“Wendy’s compassion lives on in your donation.”

-Dr. James Lew, Wendy Baker’s husband of 27 years

 

Touched by Wendy Baker and the many teachers, mothers, aunts and friends they’ve known with breast cancer, Dr. Minerva Perez, her son Sebastian Perez and “Wendy’s Warriors” at Everett Alvarez High School’s Interact Club are raising awareness for breast cancer and fundraising for the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund throughout the month of October.

Wendy’s Warriors get ready to sell t-​​​​shirts during their fundraiser for the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund.

Wendy Baker served the community as a registered nurse for 30 years, both at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital and Natividad Medical Center, where she met her husband of 27 years, Dr. James Lew.  After losing her battle with breast cancer in 2015, The Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund was founded in her honor.

“We’re honoring Wendy, and we’re fighting the fight,” said Jodie Kaminiskis, the teacher adviser to the student-​​led Interact Club.

You’ll find their pink painted pumpkins, “Wendy’s Warriors” buttons, t-​​​​shirts, and pink orchids generously donated by Matsui Nursery for sale at our Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund Fundraiser Friday, October 20 from 11:30-6:30pm.

The students are also raising breast cancer awareness through class presentations at Everett Alvarez High School, Salinas Rotaries and the Hope football game on October 27 at the school.

Since 2015, the Interact Club has raised more than $22,000 to support breast cancer care and resources in the Salinas Valley.

Dr. Minerva Perez, daughter Annie and son Sebastian to host their third annual bake sale Friday, October 20 to support the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund.

Sebastian Perez, along with sister Anastasia, friend Tyler Robertson, and mom Dr. Minerva Perez (Chair of Natividad Medical Foundation, Family Medicine Physician, Natividad Medical Group) have raised nearly $2,500 for the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund since 2015. Sebastian,13, is an active member of our community and coordinates the annual fundraising bake sale.

“We are honored to lead the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund and watch and mentor these amazing students as they work to inspire, heal and educate our community,” said Linda Ford, President and CEO of Natividad Medical Foundation. “They are changing and saving lives.”

 

Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund Fundraiser

Friday, October 20 from 11:30am-6:30pm

Natividad Medical Center – Main Lobby and Courtyard

Come support the Wendy Baker RN Memorial Fund and buy tasty treats at Sebastian Perez’s bake sale and pink pumpkins, pink orchids, t-​​shirts and more from “Wendy’s Warriors.”

All gifts are tax-​​deductible. Natividad Medical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our Tax ID Number is 77-​​0194989. For Gifts of Securities, Matching Gifts and In-​​Kind Donations, please contact us. Gifts can be made anonymously at your request. You can:

Donate by Phone

Call us at 831.755.4187 to speak with a member of the Foundation staff.

Donate by Mail

Send check payable to: Natividad Medical Foundation, P.O. Box 4427, Salinas, CA 93912