HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to partner with East Bay Community Foundation thanks to legacy giving by a dear friend of HERS, Harriet Despeaux. Based in Oakland, this Foundation mobilizes generous donors, organizations, corporations, policy makers, and community leaders to leverage all community assets to transform the lives of people in the East Bay. The Foundation has been a generous supporter of our Programs since 2010, contributing over $121,000 to support breast cancer patients.
We’re incredibly fortunate to count Fremont Bank Foundation as a generous donor. The Foundation has supported our work since 2000 by supporting various projects and pledging annual sponsorships for both our People With Purpose Pink Tie Gala and our Annual Walk/Run. Since 2000 Fremont Bank Foundation has contributed over $341,000 to HERS!
Owner Evelyn Paradis, Manager Christopher Perkins, and their team at Pacific West Gymnastics have hosted an amazing fundraiser to benefit HERS since 2015. Called “Barb’s Pink Party – Tumble for the Cure” the fundraiser honors the memory of Barbara Nicholson, their beloved friend, team parent, and Pacific West Gymnastics preschool coach. This treasured annual event has raised over $42,000 in support of HERS breast cancer patients. Thanks to the generosity and energy of their staff, friends, patrons, and local businesses, they succeed in supporting breast cancer patients in need. We’re so grateful to them!
Our friends at Stanford Health Care/ValleyCare are generous underwriters of our Pleasanton location, providing us with a lovely space for our second location since 2014. Stanford Health Care/ValleyCare is also a recurring sponsor of both our annual People With Purpose Gala and Walk/Run & Community Expo, and have donated nearly $30,000 to support those events. We’re incredibly grateful for their dedication to our mission and patients.
To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with the vision that no one should face breast cancer alone. Funds raised from their annual gala fashion show are granted to organizations supporting breast cancer survivors from throughout the Bay Area. HERS has received grants each year since 2012, totaling nearly $43,000, in support of our Lymphedema Project.
Tri-Valley Socks raises money for breast cancer research, treatment, and educational programs. As their website states, they’re a group of “fun-loving and hard-working volunteers”! They work tirelessly every year to organize their annual “Bras for The Cause Breast Cancer Walk” in Pleasanton. Since 2013 they’ve generously donated $114,000 in support of HERS patients.
HERS has the privilege of operating its Fremont Program Store within Washington Hospital West, thanks to CEO Nancy Farber and the hospital’s Board of Directors. The store opened in 2005 as a beautiful and welcoming space that’s truly “a soft place to fall” for breast cancer survivors during difficult times. The location offers all three of our Charitable Programs – WE Support, YOU Survive, our Lymphedema Project, and Hair With Care. In addition, Washington Hospital Township Foundation is a generous sponsor and donor of both our People With Purpose Gala and our Walk/Run & Community.