People with Purpose

People with Purpose logo Save the Date:
People with Purpose Awards Luncheon, April 23, 2015

This year the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its sixth 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: Meg Waite Clayton
New York times and USA Today bestselling author

Meg is the author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters and The Wednesday Daughters, and lives in Silicon Valley.

We are now accepting nominations for our 2015 honorees.

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 2015 People with Purpose event, contact Vera Packard at

View event photo album - special thanks to our event photographer, Ramil Sumalpong at
Iconic Lab

Thanks to our 2014 sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Washington Hospital Healthcare System
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