HERS Breast Cancer Foundation
What inspires us to Walk & Run...
Funda and her mother, Cigdem,
during treatment. 
Nearly five years ago, Funda Dervisoglu's life changed forever when her mother was diagnosed with HER2 breast cancer.

At that time, Funda wasn't involved with HERS. Much has changed since then.
Today, Funda's mother, Cigdem, is nearing her five year survivorship anniversary and Funda is deeply involved with HERS, honoring her mother through her volunteerism and striving to support patients in need.

Funda attends our Walk/Run every year and is our event's top online fundraiser. HERS honored Funda for her work at our 2019 People With Purpose gala , and she's now a HERS Board Member!
Funda recently reflected on her mother's journey. Her family's story is an example of why we walk, why we run, and why we've continued this tradition for 20 years.

It's an honor to share the Dervisoglu Family's story.

"I cannot tell you the many ways cancer changed my family's life.

I was scared for mom, yet at the same time strong for her and my family. There were so many ups and downs...six rounds of chemo, surgery, radiation, and what felt like non-stop medical visits.Those were difficult months (yet) our family grew stronger and I had such clarity, purpose, and focus. The things that were not congruent with this focus were simply let go.
Fast forward to today. Mom is a survivor! She is living her best life and recently visited Africa -- a dream trip. I feel so many emotions and feel strongly about giving to those in need.

People With Purpose Gala Honoree Funda
with her mother, Cigdem. May 2019
Breast cancer impacts many people daily...chances are you've been impacted as well.

  Let's do our part to give back. Let' s help others in their darkest hours.

It makes a difference. It matters a lot."
Register today for #HERSWalkRun2019
Run, walk, or practice yoga for a great cause! 
2019 marks our Walk/Run's 20th Anniversary!
In honor of this milestone, we're including beloved
traditions and several
fun and engaging new elements... 
Master of Ceremonies
(Emmy Award winning KTVU FOX 2 Reporter/Newscaster )  
Elaine's Circle honoring loved ones and survivors  
(with Jim Dempsey and his doves)
Bollywood warmup with
Amazing sound & music by
Yoga on the Grass with
(alternative to Walk/Run --  
$20 suggested donation -- bring your own mat)
BBQ lunch sponsored
(vegetarian option available)
Live Classic R&B with Barry & Don
The Buentello Family's Footprints Booth
(2019 Theme: Pirates of the Cure-ibbean)  
Face painting by Juliette P.! 
Expanded Community Expo
with Giveaways!  
Can't join us? Call (510) 790-1911 and ask about our VIRTUAL RUNNER OPTION!  
Already registered? Remember to 
Sponsorship and in-kind donation inquiries are welcome!
Contact (510) 790-1911
Our Legacy Sponsor, Fremont Bank Foundation

Success is a Team Effort!
A world of thanks to the Fremont Bank Foundation, our organization's
Legacy Sponsor. A HERS supporter and champion since our founding in 1998, Fremont Bank Foundation's grants ensure that our breast cancer patients have access to the products and dignity they deserve.

This event has many other generous sponsors who are
tremendously dedicated to our mission.
Our deepest gratitude to all our sponsors (to date):

Legacy Sponsor
  Fremont Bank Foundation

Platinum Sponsor
Beverly Hagan, CPA
Diamond Sponsor 
Washington Hospital Healthcare System/
UCSF Health
Ruby Sponsor

Timing & Parking Sponsors
Premier Nissan of Fremont & Premier Subaru of Fremont
T-shirt Sponsor 
  Premier Nissan of San Jose
Gold Sponsors
Amoena - F.H. Dailey Chevrolet - Fremont Elks Lodge #2121
Haller's Pharmacy - MeanWell USA, Inc.
PeterseanDean Solar4America, Inc. - Unitek College
Craig & Tina Steckler 
Silver Sponsors
J.R. Griffin Construction, Inc.
Republic Services - Best Graphic Image

We're also extremely grateful to our generous in-kind donors, Expo Vendors, our Walk/Run Event Committee, an army of same-day event volunteers, HERS staff and Board Members, and many others!
Thank you for all you do!

Fremont - Pleasanton - San Leandro

For Program info or to make an appointment,
contact us:
(510) 790-1911