HERS Breast Cancer Foundation
April 2019 Newsletter

Spring Celebrations!

for People with Purpose, A Pink Tie Gala! 
Join us May 4th at the Castlewood Country Club for an inspiring and elegant evening. See below for details!
Here's the invitation - you can download and share!

Please join us  on May 4!

People with Purpose is just three weeks away! We're looking forward to celebrating with you.

After all the rain we've had this year, the rolling hills surrounding the Castlewood Country Club are sure to be in all their glory as we gather at 6 pm to enjoy the view from the patio, cocktail hour, games, a fun photo booth, delicious dinner and wine - and the amazing gathering of friends who are truly the heart of our community.

Thank you to our generous PWP 2019 Sponsors!
Please join us in showing gratitude to the sponsors (to date) for this year's People With Purpose. We couldn't do it without them!

Fremont Bank -- Legacy Sponsor

SiliconSage Builders -- Presenting Sponsor

Hope Sponsor:
Kaiser Permanente

Empowerment Sponsors:
F.H. Dailey Chevrolet
Gonsalves & Kozachenko, Attorneys at Law
Have a Ball Foundation
McDermottCosta Insurance Brokers
Washington Hospital Healthcare System

Renewal Sponsors:
Berge-Pappas-Smith/Chapel of The Angels
Craig & Tina Steckler
PetersenDean Solar4America
Pleasanton Lions Club
Stanford Health Care ValleyCare

Support Sponsors:
CMIT Solutions of Pleasanton
Dutra Enterprises, Inc.
Haller's Pharmacy
James R. Griffin Construction, Inc.
Robson Homes
Sisters of the Holy Family

We're happy to share a preview of our guest speaker and this year's honorees. They inspire us and we're sure you'll be "wowed," too!

Meet Lisa Felder, our People with Purpose Speaker

Lisa Felder was a busy running coach and certified sports nutritionist when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
With the help of her   
Kaiser Permanente healthcare team, Lisa underwent surgery and follow up treatment, and was then referred HERS,   a place  she describe s  as  "magic."   
By 2014 Lisa  was  back doing what she loves. She established  her own business,  Ultra Fitness Beyond Imagination
and her devoted trainees call her  " Coach  Mama Lisa,"  a reference to the warmth, strength, and encouragement that have  won  their hearts.  
Join us at our May 4th gala to hear Lisa's inspiring story and in the meantime, learn more via her web site.

Congratulations to our 2019 People with Purpose Honorees:

  Photo credit: Ramil Sumalpong, Iconic Lab

Evelyn Paradis will receive our Hope Award for her efforts to raise awareness and funds through her yearly Barb's Pink Party event to benefit HERS patients. Evelyn and her team raised the most funds ever in 2018 -- $20,000 -- to help survivors believe in a promising future.

Funda Dervisoglu will be this year's Empowerment Award recipient, in recognition of her energy, leadership, and strength. Following her mother's breast cancer diagnosis and subsequent recovery, Funda became a dedicated HERS advocate and our top participant and fundraiser for our annual 5k/10k Walk/Run.  

Dr. Ming Kuan, our Renewal Award recipient, will be celebrated for her  work as a physician and advocate for breast cancer patients and for being a key Kaiser Permanente leadership member behind HERS recent expansion to their San Leandro campus.

The Harriet Despeaux Award (formerly the Support Award) will be awarded to Stephanie Sullivan for creating and sustaining a community of compassion, aid, and advocacy for survivors and their loved ones. Stephanie is the Giving Hope coordinator for Premier Nissan and Subaru of Fremont.


You may also purchase tickets by sending an email to  hersinfo@hersbreastcancerfoundation.org  
or by calling us at  510-790-1911.

Don't delay - get your tickets and bring a friend. We can't wait to see you there!
Proceeds will benefit our  Charitable Programs in support of under-served breast cancer survivors.

Tickets are $125 per person; tables of eight are $900. 
Bras for the Cause
Breast Cancer Walk 
with Tri-Valley SOCKs

Sat., April 1 3, 2019
5pm Registration opens
7pm Walk starts

Tri-Valley SOCKs has generously supported HERS and many other breast cancer patient support nonprofits for years. This wonderful organization, run entirely by volunteers, works diligently to raise funds for breast cancer-related nonprofits via their festive and very popular Bras for The Cause Walk in beautiful Pleasanton! This community fundraiser is just around the corner -- Saturday, April 13th!! Don't miss out on the fun and the opportunity to make a difference for breast cancer survivors! Register today and we'll see you there! Unable to attend? You can still support Tri-Valley  Socks --  donate online!

A program of the 
Fremont Chamber of Commerce

We're honored to be the  Leadership Fremont Class of 2019's nonprofit project focus. This year's group has been working diligently to produce a video highlighting our services and impact. The video will premier at our Annual  People with Purpose Gala on May 4th.

Leadership Fremont empowers individuals to assume leadership roles while developing a collective resource and problem-solving network to address community needs today and in the future. Many thanks to this year's Leadership Team, The Fremont Chamber of Commerce, and this year's generous sponsors and donors.
Come visit us at
our new Kaiser San Leandro store!

Our new San Leandro Program Store is a beautiful space made possible by the generosity of Community Partner Kaiser Permanente. In February we hosted a festive ribbon cutting and reception with the help of the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce.

San Leandro Store Information

Kaiser Foundation Hospital
2401 Merced Street, Suite 100 (across from Main Hospital)
San Leandro, CA 94577

Free lot with designated HERS parking

Call for an appointment: 510-969-7758

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm 
(closed 1-2 pm for lunch)

We're very grateful to Kaiser Permanente for providing their patients with a new option for services! Our newest location, in an auxiliary building just minutes from the beautiful San Leandro Kaiser Hospital, will help make our services much more seamless for Kaiser breast cancer patients. 
This new location provides the same expert fittings and compassionate care as our other location, and the same high quality bras, prostheses, and camisoles from American Breast Care, Amoena, Anita International, and Luisa Luisa. 
Please help us share the good news!
~~ Runners, walkers, and all community members...save the date ~~

2019 5k/10k Walk/Run & Community Expo

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Quarry Lakes Regional Park
Fremont, California
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

Fremont   *   Pleasanton *  San Leandro

(510) 790-1911  

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