People with Purpose

People with Purpose logo Join us for the 5th annual People with Purpose Awards Luncheon, April 24, 2014

This year the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its fifth annual People with Purpose Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton San Jose, in Milpitas, honoring people in our community and beyond, whose contributions have supported breast cancer survivors, as well as our efforts to serve them. The funds raised at this event will go toward our programs, including We Support, YOU Survive, which serves low income women.

Our Master of Ceremonies will be KTVU Channel 2 Anchor Heather Holmes, who has graciously participated in a number of previous HBCF events.

Keynote Speaker: Kimberly H. Allison, MD
Specialist in Breast Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology
Associate Residency Director for Anatomic Pathology
Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Allison is a breast cancer survivor and author of Red Sunshine: A story of strength and inspiration from a doctor who survived stage 3 breast cancer

Congratulations again to our 2014 honorees

  • Hope Award – Mark D. Pegram, MD,
    Susy Yuan-Huey Hung Professor of Medical Oncology
    Director, Stanford Breast Oncology Program
    Co-Director, Molecular Therapeutics Program
    Associate Director, Clinical Research
    Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Empowerment Award – Ysabel Duron
    Founder, CEO, Latinas Contra Cancer
  • Renewal Award – To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Support Award – Gene Mello
    CEO, Mello Insurance Services, Inc.,
    Myers-Stevens-Mello & Company Insurance Services

For information about sponsorship opportunities for our 2014 People with Purpose event, contact Karen Jackson at

View event photo album - special thanks to our event photographer, Amanda Lingle

Thanks to our 2013 sponsors
(check back soon for more information about our 2014 sponsors)

Presenting Sponsor

Washington Hospital Healthcare System
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