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Farmer Boys present $32,426 for new heart monitor

They raise giant burgers, why not giant checks? The philanthropically minded folk from Farmer Boys present a check for $32,426.71 to representatives of Loma Linda University Children�s Hospital.
They raise giant burgers, why not giant checks? The philanthropically minded folk from Farmer Boys present a check for $32,426.71 to representatives of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Farmer Boys representatives include (left to right) Sue Shindle, Joline McGowan, Dave Munson, Don Tucker, and Ken Clark. Loma Linda representatives include (continuing from left to right) Janel Isaeff, Dinah Evans, Aaron Marson, and Dorothy Brooks. According to Farmer Boys president Ken Clark, “It is our goal to ensure that we give back to the children of our community and around the world.”
Perhaps you’ve seen the Farmer Boys billboards along the freeway. They depict a farmer standing knee-deep in a field of hamburgers ripening on the vine. His smile is at least as wide as Connecticut and he’s admiring a burger half the size of Texas. “You can’t pick a fresher burger!” the caption declares. Or, apparently, a bigger one.

Maybe we should change “burger” to “donation.” Why? Because representatives of Farmer Boys recently presented a very fresh check in the amount of $32,426.71 to officials of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital to be used towards the purchase of a sophisticated new heart monitor in the neonatal intensive care unit.

The funds—which were raised during Farmer Boys’ annual fundraiser for Children’s Hospital —were presented on March 13, 2008. Ken Clark, president and chief operating officer of Farmer Boys Foods, Inc., brought several members of his staff to Children’s Hospital for the check presentation.

“Farmer Boys Foods, Inc. would like to take this opportunity to thank the Farmer Boys community and franchisees for their continued support and contribution towards our Annual Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Fundraiser,” Mr. Clark said. “It is our goal to ensure that we give back to the children of our community and around the world.”

Zareh Sarrafian, MBA, administrator of Children’s Hospital, responded by saying, “We are grateful to Farmer Boys for its dedication and commitment.  They have been an important partner since the early 1990s and continue to help shape a better future for the families here in the Inland Empire.”

By James Ponder

TODAY news for Thursday, April 28, 2008