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Moreno Valley, CA, May 2, 2022 – Molina Healthcare of California (“Molina”) and Riverside University Health System – Foundation (RUHS – Foundation) collected 3,620 bras during a monthlong drive that concluded Friday, April 29, to benefit sexual violence survivors in Riverside County.
The bras will be provided to women who have undergone forensic exams at Riverside University Health System – Medical Center following sexual violence, a process that often requires women to leave behind their bras for evidence. Molina and RUHS – Foundation worked with community partners for a month to collect the bras, which were delivered to the Foundation’s office in Moreno Valley, CA.
To support the Bra Drive, Molina Healthcare Community Engagement identified community partners to host bins for bras. Molina’s efforts and collaboration with RUHS underscores their commitment to well-being and total health initiatives that uplift communities in tangible ways.
“Molina is hopeful that this event provides women undergoing forensic exams with a bit more privacy and comfort following their medical appointment,” said Abbie Totten, plan president of Molina Healthcare of California. “We are thrilled to partner with the RUHS – Foundation to build on the important work of their medical center and provide support to the women of Riverside County that depend on their services.”
“We are grateful for the partnership of Molina and everyone else who made this drive successful. ” said Nicole Peterson Orr, Riverside University Health System – Foundation Executive Director. “We want every survivor of sexual violence to know that we see you, we hear you and we support you.”
Volunteers were onsite April 29 at the RUHS – Foundation office to help sort and count the bras. RUHS – Foundation leadership and Molina Healthcare of California plan president, Abbie Totten, were also on-site along with Riverside County Fifth District Supervisor Jeff Hewitt and Riverside County Second District Supervisor Karen Spiegel.
About Molina Healthcare of California:
Molina Healthcare of California has been providing government-funded care for over 40 years. The Company serves members through Medi-Cal, Medicare, Medicare-Medicaid (Duals) and Covered California (Marketplace). Molina’s service areas include Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Orange County, and Imperial counties. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.2 million members as of December 31, 2021. For more information about Molina Healthcare of California, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.
About Riverside University Health System – Foundation:
The mission of RUHS – Foundation is to foster friends and inspire philanthropic support for the needs of Riverside University Health System. Established in 1989, our founders were inspired by the medical center’s work with kids, particularly in the area of child abuse and neglect, and over the years that commitment has grown to include much more. RUHS – Foundation is proud to support Riverside County’s safety-net providers at RUHS Medical Center, Behavioral Health and Public Health agencies and the system’s 14 community-based health clinics with a goal of serving and safeguarding the county’s 2.35 million residents.