March 2020 | Vol. 2
#PWP2020 Gala Sponsors
Live Auction Sneak Peek
Community Partner Highlight and more!
Our People with Purpose Gala is Saturday, May 2nd
Our 11th Annual People with Purpose Gala is coming together beautifully and we're excited to celebrate with you! Highlights include American Standards played by pianist Diane King during our cocktail reception, incredible silent and live auction offerings, a delicious three-course dinner with wine, our warm and welcoming emcee, Heather Holmes of KTVU Fox 2, and what many of us highly anticipate -- wearing our most elegant pink attire!

A reminder that last year's gala SOLD OUT and we're well on our way to a full ballroom again. Don't miss this -- be sure to buy your tickets now.

Friends love our gala because it's inspiring, elegant, festive and -- best of all -- supports HERS patients through our Assistance Programs . Planning a gala is a labor of love and success depends on many factors, including our hardworking volunteers, dedicated Staff and Board members, generous in-kind donors, and a very crucial group -- our sponsors!

Our sponsors are incredibly important to us. Their contributions ensure we meet our fundraising goal; this year we have our sights set on raising $100K net. Sponsor support is also a testament to their belief in our mission and their desire that the unique needs of breast cancer survivors continue to be met.

Please join us in thanking our sponsors and supporting them as they support us. We've included links to their websites and encourage you to visit or reach out to them!

Our #PWP2020 Sponsors to date include ~

Legacy Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Hope Sponsors

Empowerment Sponsors

Renewal Sponsors
Craig & Tina Steckler - Dignity Memorial
Haller's Pharmacy - Hologic

Support Sponsors
amoena - Anita Cares - Berge-Pappas-Smith/Chapel of the Angels
CMIT Solutions of Pleasanton - Dale Hardware - Dryco Construction
Fremont Elks Lodge #2121 - J.R. Griffin Construction, Inc.
Ohlone College Foundation - Randy Brown/PMZ Real Estate
Robson Homes - Yas Brow Artistry

We'll continue to highlight sponsors in future newsletters!

For sponsorship, donation or program advertising inquiries,
contact (510) 790-1911
Sneak Peak: Gala Live Auction Items
In this day of Pinterest and over the top celebrations, many of us are looking for uniquely creative ways to celebrate. If you have a birthday boy or girl who loves firetrucks or dreams of being a firefighter, this is the package for you.
Highest bidder wins delivery of a delicious birthday cake by
Also included: a photo opp and swag for up to 20 guests!
The pics will look great on Insta and your birthday boy or girl will be THRILLED!
Heather Holmes KTVU Fox2
Here's your chance to see how what sets the award-winning
apart from other Bay Area stations!
This private behind-the-scenes tour led by Emmy award-winning reporter and newscaster
Heather Holmes will highlight production, engineering, and more.
Once the newscast wraps up, you and your guests will enjoy dinner at Oakland'sTribune Tavern and then head to the venerable Yoshi's at Jack London Square to enjoy a nightcap or show.
The Candle Lighters are offering a lucky
(or is that unlucky?) 13 guests the chance to spend an exclusive, shriek-filled evening at the Ghost House .
On a night that's closed to the public, you'll have
exclusive, bone-chilling spooktacular access! Your horrifying hosts
(aka Candle Lighters)
will assist you and your guests with makeup and costumes to enhance your frightfully fun mood and provide devilishly delicious treats.
But beware! Don't let other gala guests outbid you!
These are just a few of our amazing Live Auction Items. In the coming weeks we'll highlight others as well as our very enticing Silent Auction items and fundraising game prizes!
Community Partner Highlight: To Celebrate Life
Marin-based To Celebrate Life is entirely volunteer-run and incredibly impactful!

Founded in 1996, To Celebrate Life believes that "no one should face cancer alone." To this end, they Bay Area support organizations that provide emergency, direct, and navigational services, as well as diagnostic services testing and complementary holistic therapies.

We're honored to be among so many amazing organizations to receive To Celebrate Life grant funds. Incredibly, their 2019-2020 funding cycle benefited 22 Bay Area nonprofits and resulted in over 10,000 services fulfilled!

A HERS grantor since 2012, To Celebrate Life has consistently supported our Lymphedema Project , donating $53,000 to date so that low income and under-insured breast cancer patients have access to compression garments that provide both physical and emotional relief. The garments reduce pain and swelling and, as many patients share, also allay anxiety that the condition will worsen and self-consciousness due to altered appearance.

To Celebrate Life was recently in the news, having won the Marin Independent Journal's Readers Choice Awards for Best Nonprofit Organization and Best Charity Gala.

Donations are key to funding their grants as well as their highly-regarded fundraiser and fashion show, Stepping Out To Celebrate Life. 2020 will mark this event's 25th Anniversary and you can bet HERS will be there on Saturday, September 26th!
Spring is in the air!
Switch up your style and welcome the new season with a one or more of our beautiful accessories, including jewelry, scarves, sun hats, and purses.

Of course, we're always well-stocked with patient essentials, including pocketed bras and camisoles by American Breast Care, Anita, and MAKEMERRY, carefully crafted breast forms that will help you look and feel your best, and wigs in incredible styles and colors by Dream USA, Jon Renau, and Henry Margu.

Our flagship store in Fremont is open Monday through Friday and most Saturdays. Patients may also book appointments at our San Leandro and Pleasanton locations which are open three days per week.

Our compassionate, professional team looks forward to serving you! Call (510) 790-1911 to book your appointment.
HERS logo products are available ONLINE!
We're happy to announce our NEW online store!

You (or your car) can proudly wear support for HERS and breast cancer awareness.

Available now: super soft baseball tees, car magnets, and license plate frames.

Questions? Call (510) 790-1911.