People with Purpose 2011

Thanks to all who joined us on April 28, 2011 as we honored Bay Area people who make a difference.

HBCF held its second annual People with Purpose Awards  Luncheon at  the Sheraton San Jose, in Milpitas, on April 28, 2011, honoring four people from the breast cancer arena for their efforts and contributions to the organization. A huge heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who attended. The funds raised will go toward our programs, including We Support…YOU Survive, which serves low income women.

Our Master of Ceremonies was Channel 2 KTVU Weekend News Co-Anchor Heather Holmes, who has graciously participated in a number of previous HBCF events. Our keynote speaker, best-selling author and breast cancer survivor Bo Caldwell, addressed the crowd with heartfelt insights as to how her experiences with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affected her life, as well as her writing. Mike Elson spoke of his wife’s interactions with the staff at Bras for Body & Soul®, and how meaningful it was as part of their experience in coping with her cancer diagnosis.

Our 2011 honorees were:

  • Hope Award – Susan Buseck, MSW, Breast Care Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente
  • Empowerment Award – Vandana B. Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Oncologist, Valley Medical Oncology Consultants, Medical Director for the Washington Hospital Cancer Genetics Clinic
  • Renewal Award – Rina Olea, Manager of Programs and Outreach, Breast Cancer Connections
  • Support Award – Lisa Stambaugh, Information Architect, Collective Discovery, Inc.

Thanks to our 2011 sponsors:

Fremont Bank Foundation Washington Hospital Healthcare System Kaiser Permanente

Check out more photos in our event photo album - special thanks to our event photographer, Amanda Lingle

PWP 2011 Awards

PWP 2011 Awards

PWP 2011 Keynote Speaker Bo Caldwell and Emcee Heather Holmes

Speaker Bo Caldwell, Emcee Heather Holmes

PWP 2011 Breast Cancer Connections

Breast Cancer Connections

PWP 2011 Lobby

Lobby presentation

PWP 2011 Table decorations

Table decorations

PWP 2011 Program

PWP 2011 Program

PWP 2011 Table

Vera Packard, HBCF Executive Director

PWP 2011 Karen Jackson

Karen Jackson, HBCF Development Director

PWP 2011 Bo Caldwell, Heather Holmes, Vera Packard

Bo Caldwell, Heather Holmes, Vera Packard

PWP 2011 Karen Jackson and Heather Holmes

Karen Jackson, Heather Holmes

PWP 2011

Community Representatives

PWP 2011 Jim Elson

Mike Elson, Speaker