25th Anniversary Event

We were truly inspired by the energy and commitment of everyone who attended our 25th anniversary event. It was humbling to see the BCAction community out in full force – founders’ families, decades-long donors, former Board and staff members, and activists who have been with BCAction since the early days were there. Thank you to everyone who attended and gave so generously, and to those who couldn’t attend but were there in spirit.

A special thanks to Wave Maker Sponsors – Ambassador James Hormel and Michael Nguyen and all of our other event sponsors; to the Chefs from Millennium Restaurant, The Plant Cafe Organic, and Hillside Supper Club for donating their time, talent, and food for the hors d’ oeuvres; to our wonderful emcee Rose Aguilar; special guest Belle Shayer; Barbara Brenner Hell Raiser Awardee Sandra Steingraber, and award presenter Susie Lampert; and Brenda Salgado who opened the night with a special ceremony.

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We are deeply grateful to our Change Maker Sponsors,
Ambassador James Hormel and Michael Nguyen
for their generous gift towards our 25th Anniversary event.

Breast Cancer Action - 25 years
2015 marks Breast Cancer Action’s 25th anniversary. 25 years as the watchdog for the breast cancer movement. 25 years challenging the status quo in breast cancer. 25 years ensuring that women’s health comes first.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6 – 9:30PM
Julia Morgan Ballroom –
465 California Street, 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA

 $195 – individual ticket, $1,400 – table of 8


This evening event in San Francisco to pay tribute to past achievements and unite around our vision for achieving health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.

SandraSteingraber3We will be honoring acclaimed biologist, author and activist Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. with the Barbara Brenner Hell Raiser Award for her tireless truth-telling, vision and leadership work on environmental toxins linked to breast cancer. (Stay tuned for information about a public lecture with Sandra on October 12th.)

Rose AguilarThe event will bring together over 200 BCAction members, activists, and supporters. At the reception guests will enjoy a hosted bar of beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as hors d’oeuvres provided by Millennium RestaurantThe Plant Café Organic and Hillside Supper Club followed by a seated multi-course dinner accompanied by a thought-provoking program.  Our emcee for the evening will be Rose Aguilar, longtime supporter and host of KALW’s show Your Call.

Please join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary year by
becoming an event sponsor!
Learn more about the various levels and benefits here.

With your early leadership support in this event, we are able to remain free of conflict of interest and refuse funding from corporations that profit from or contribute to breast cancer. Your support is vital to our independence.

Special thanks to our event sponsors!

Change Makers
Ambassador James Hormel and Michael Nguyen

Suzanne Lampert in memory of Barbara Brenner


Penny Cooper and  Rena Rosenwasser in memory of Barbara Brenner
Katherine and James Shea
First Run Features, distributor of Pink Ribbons, Inc.

 Wave Makers
Diane C. Carr
Carroll L. Estes
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
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Gail and Barry Kaufman

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Tom Lockard and Alix  Marduel
Helen Love
Karen Klein and Ben Golvin
Neyhart, Anderson, Flynn & Grosboll

Lee Ann Slinkard and Maria Morris
Dianne J. Spaulding
Ann and Larry Wheat