HERS Breast Cancer Foundation
May 2018 Newsletter

Spring into Summer!

PWP Results, Staff Stories, 
Fun Fundraisers, Save the Date

Thank You! Our community turned out in their finest pink fashions and inspired us with their generosity. People with Purpose 2018 was a smashing success -- we have almost reached $100,000 (net)! 

Everyone had lots of fun raising funds to support breast cancer survivors.Thank you for celebrating with us!

We are the grateful recipients of two $10,000 donations!!

Join us in sending an extra big THANK YOU to both donors:

Fremont Bank Foundation 
(in addition to their $5K sponsorship!)

Supervisor Scott Haggerty (District 1), 
representing Measure A Funds

If you want to help us get reach our $100,000 goal,  donating online is easy.  You can also stop by our Fremont Program Store or call (510) 790-1911.

We have inspiring videos featuring our honorees. Please be sure to check them out:

AND MORE! Gorgeous photos of the event taken by our favorite photographers, Ramil Sumalpong and Cole Baird of Iconic Lab. See the PWP 2018 photo gallery here.

We have a new date for next year's 
People with Purpose, A Pink Tie Gala. 
May 4, 2019
Be sure to mark your calendars.
See you there!

Thank You to our 
2018 PWP Sponsors!
  • American Breast Care
  • Dutra Enterprises, Inc.
  • Fremont Bank
  • Genentech
  • Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Attorneys at Law
  • Have a Ball Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • McDermottCosta Insurance
  • Nicole Causey, Realtor, Legacy Real Estate
  • Silicon Sage Builders
  • Stanford Health Care ValleyCare
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System
We also want to thank the dozens of in-kind sponsors, donors, funders, and volunteers who have generously donated goods, money, time, and discounts to make this event a huge success and help us provide products and services to women recovering from breast cancer.
Staff Stories

As always, our wonderful team has been very busy!

ED Tina Fernandez Steckler and Kirstin Litz, Vice-President of HERS Board, were interviewed by KOIT's Sue Hall in April. Listen to the podcast here.


Annette Llewellyn, HERS Program Director, met with  breast cancer advocate Nancy Githoitho of Limau Cancer Connection in Kenya. HERS donated surplus bras and prostheses (originally donated to HERS) to this great organization. Spreading Hope, Renewal, Empowerment and Support around the world!


We honored our administrative and community outreach volunteers with a dinner reception at the Fremont Program Store on April 16. Thanks to Annette Lewellyn, we all enjoyed a homemade pasta dinner. Volunteers also receive a small potted plant as a thank you gift.


A HUGE HERS THANK YOU to   Dublin San Ramon Women's Club for their generous donation of $1,000!

Fun Fundraisers 
A great excuse skip cooking and enjoy dinner out!
15% of total guest tabs will be donated to HERS at:
The Counter (Fremont) on June 14
MOD Pizza on June 20
Through the end of June
 Whole Foods 
(Fremont only)
Nickels for Nonprofits
For each bag brought in and used by customers, 
5 cents will be donated to HERS.


Speaking of fun fundraisers, HERS participated in Tri-Valley SOCK's (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures) annual Bras for the Cause Breast Cancer Walk on April 28!

Tri-Valley SOCKs has been a tremendously generous HERS donor since 2013, contributing a whopping $114,000. Wow! We're so grateful for their dedication and all they do to support not only breast cancer survivors we serve but survivors from many other well-deserving organizations. Tri-Valley Socks is completely volunteer-run with their team spending countless hours planning their event. They are truly a Tri-Valley treasure!

Upcoming Events

Celebration of Life on May 24th, 7pm, Washington Hospital. 
Conrad E. Anderson MD Auditorium,  Washington West Bldg.

HERS is a sponsor of this free event. Cancer survivors, friends and loved ones are invited to join us for an inspirational evening of hope, healing and health. Please register online.  


That's right, it's time to start training for the HERS 2018 Walk/Run!

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29 at Quarry Lakes Regional Park. Can't wait to see you all there!

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

Fremont   *   Pleasanton

(510) 790-1911  

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