Past Fund Raising Events

September 26, 2023
"Grand Opening of The Dailey Method Exercise Studio"
The Dailey Method exercise studio helped to support Marin Breast Cancer Watch by hosting a Grand Opening event to raise money for us. The Dailey Method is a unique combination of ballet barre work, Pilates, yoga and orthopedic exercises. To find out more about The Dailey Method visit:

September 20-22, 2002
"Wine, Women & Song presents: A Weekend of Wine & Roses"
Wine, Women and Song hosted a weekend long benefit for Marin Breast Cancer Watch, Bread & Roses, and Rally for the Cause. Performances took place at the Sweetwater, Peri's in Fairfax and the Fourth Street Tavern in San Rafael. Many thanks to Susan Z for putting on such a great event! For more information about Wine, Women & Song, visit

September 22, 2023
"Shakespeare At Stinson presents Twelfth Night"
Shakespeare at Stinson hosted a benefit performance of Twelfth Night for Marin Breast Cancer Watch. It was a lovely evening and an excellent show. Wine, art, books, clothing and restaurant gift certificates were popular items in the silent auction that preceded the event. Guests munched on fresh fruit, veggies, brownies and cheesecake. Please join us at next year's show!

September 22, 2023
"Shakespeare At Stinson presents Twelfth Night"
Shakespeare at Stinson hosted a benefit performance of Twelfth Night for Marin Breast Cancer Watch. It was a lovely evening and an excellent show. Wine, art, books, clothing and restaurant gift certificates were popular items in the silent auction that preceded the event. Guests munched on fresh fruit, veggies, brownies and cheesecake. Please join us at next year's show!

July 20, 2023
"First Annual Dipsea Hike/Run"
The first annual Dipsea Hike/Run was held in memory of MBCW board member Andrea Fox on July 20, 2002. It was a wonderful event! Over 400 people turned out to participate on that beautiful Saturday morning. Aid stations were stocked with Culligan water, GU, Luna Bars and fresh fruit. The Tamalpa Runners kept people on course and directed the finishers to the Mountain Play Theater where refreshments were waiting for them, along with musical entertainment provided by the band Soul Patrol. Marin Breast Cancer Watch raised over $29,000!!! Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope to see all of you next year!

May 11, 2023
"Marin Human Race"
The Human Race is a statewide community fundraising event for thousands of nonprofits throughout California. In Marin, The Human Race is a community festival and 4-mile walk/run in which participants collect donations and walk/run to raise funds for the nonprofit or community group of their choice. This year, MBCW supporters and others walked or ran their way around the Marin Center Fairgrounds, Lagoon and surrounding neighborhood. The day was gorgeous, sunny and warm. It was a perfect day for a walk and the new trail was beautiful. Record numbers of people joined the Race this year and participated in the follow-up Finish Line Fair.

May 4, 2023
"Honor Thy Healer Awards Celebration"
More than 280 breast cancer patients, healers, advocates, friends and family joined together to celebrate the Marin Breast Cancer Watch's third annual Honor Thy Healer celebration on May 4 at the Fireman's Fund corporate headquarters in Novato. As the organization's largest fundraiser of the year, the event raised almost $65,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships and live and silent auctions. The funds will be used to continue existing research projects into the causes of breast cancer in Marin County.

This year's honorees included the Kaiser Permanente plastic surgery team of Dr. Anne DeLaney, Kathy Givens, and Karin Szarvas-Kidd, recipients of the healing professional award. Healing partner awards were given to Connie Dean, the late Alvy Greenfield (accepted by her daughter J. Greenfield), and Linda Trenholm. A special star award was presented to Marin Independent Journal Publisher Roger Grossman for the IJ's continued support of MBCW activities. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey presented the first Francine Levien Activist Award to Breast Cancer Fund Founder Andrea R. Martin.

November 4, 2023
"Kate Clinton"
Early November was marked by a performance by political humorist Kate Clinton at the Osher Marin JCC. Sponsored by Fireman's Fund, in association with the JCC, MBCW sold 32 tickets and raised more than $1,100. This was quite a feat considering the event was the same night as game seven of the most exciting World Series in recent memory!

October 1, 2023
"Pasta Pomodoro"
October kicked off with a fundraiser at Pasta Pomodoro in Mill Valley that raised more than $2,000 for the organization. In honor of the one year anniversary of this location, Pasta Pomodoro agreed to host the event. Many who were unfamiliar with MBCW attended and learned more about our efforts.

September 16, 2023
"Shakespeare At Stinson: The Merry Wives of Windsor"
MBCW staff, friends and supporters joined together for a delightful evening of theater at Stinson Beach on September 16th. The event was a fundraiser for MBCW. Many thanks to those who participated in the silent auction that was held prior to the performance and to those who came out to join in the fun and frivolity of the "Merry Wives of Windsor". The event raised $3500 for MBCW and we deeply appreciate your support!

June 9, 2023
"Honor Thy Healer" 2001
The second annual formal awards celebration was held at Fireman's Fund in Novato on a clear June evening.  The event was dedicated to the recently deceased founder of Marin Breast Cancer Watch, Francine Levien.  Over 300 silent auction items and a dozen live auction items, with auctioneer Jan Wahl at the podium, raised over $90,000 towards the goal of finding the cause and stopping the epidemic of breast cancer.

 The very special people honored at this year's event were:  Greg Schelkun, Healer,  Jan Zeller, RN, Support Services, Jean Marie Murphy, Educational, Dr. Francine Halberg, Western Medicine.  Two people in the category of Healing Partners were also honored, David Parkinson & Karen Wold.  Read more about these wonderful people and the supporters of the event.

March 3, 2023
"Oh My Goddess"  with Sherry Glaser.  This brilliant new comedy, which is on its way to New York City, was presented to a sold-out crowd at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael.  Curtin was at 8:00 PM.  Tickets were $30.00 each and were purchased through MBCW.  Our sincere thanks to FIREMAN'S FUND for this fundraising gift.


October 8, 2023
"San Anselmo Community Fair Day"  (Downtown San Anselmo)  Members of Marin Breast Cancer Watch walked to show solidarity with the women with and without breast cancer.  Our mission is to explore, identify and reveal the reasons for Marin County's high incidence rate of breast cancer and work to stop the epidemic. T-shirts and sweatshirts were available for purchase at our booth the day of the walk and are available at the MBCW office anytime.  Look for us next year at the San Anselmo Community Fair

May 6, 2023
"Honor Thy Healer"
The first  formal awards event to acknowledge individuals who have shown remarkable intelligence, strength and compassion in the multi-faceted effort to understand and treat breast cancer.

The objective for this year's event was to establish this event as the primary fund raiser for the organization to be presented biannually. We raised little over $70,000 at this first ever event which will be used to further our search into why Marin has the extremely high rate of breast cancer and how to stop the epidemic.

The event celebrated the work of four individuals in the categories of support services, education, alternative & complementary therapy and conventional medicine whose work has helped others in their struggle with breast cancer. Candidates for the Honor Thy Healer Award  were nominated by breast cancer survivors and selected by a special panel consisting of community leaders, educators, political leaders, scientists and breast cancer activists. This years "Healers", Dr. David Lake,M.D., Michael Broffman, L.A.c., Sandy Truex, R.N. and Nora O'Toole, massage therapist, were honored during the awards ceremony. The champagne/wine reception, silent auction, live auction and award ceremony was attended by over four hundred and fifty people.

April 9, 2023
"An Evening with Anne Lamott and David Roche"
Writer and humorist Anne Lamott teamed up with monologist David Roche for this Marin Breast Cancer Watch benefit that was held at Kol Shofar (5:00 PM), 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon.  $35 - $50 tickets included food and wine reception following the delightful hour of reading and conversation.

August 27, 2023
Shakespeare at Stinson and Marin Breast Cancer Watch Benefit Present SCAPINO
Shakespeare at Stinson performs "Scapino," an adaption of a Moliere comedy, Stinson Beach theater. Tickets $35 per person. Tax deductible donation will benefit both non-profits equally. Food donated by Lark Creek Inn, Whole Foods, Weber Farms, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Katie Pierce Catering.

August 6-7, 1999
Women with Experience of Breast Cancer
Herb Camp Overnight
Do you love nature and the outdoors? Have you always wanted to learn about our local herbs? You can do all this and help raise money for Marin Breast Cancer Watch at the same time. Catherine Abby Rich, Marin County's local treasure and herbalist extraordinaire, will lead two herb walks down Tennessee Valley, one on Friday, July 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., and one on Wednesday, July 14, from 9:30 a.m. until I p.m. Each outing costs $25.

Catherine also is offering an overnight herb camp at Taylor Maid Farm near Bodega. The overnight will start late in the afternoon Friday, Aug. 6 and end after lunch Saturday, Aug. 7.  Come frolic on this organic medicinal and berry farm. Swim in the fresh-water pond, and make herbal oils and salves to take home. Enjoy the camaraderie around the evening bonfire as we share food from home and a barbecue.  

Proceeds from the walks and the overnight will help Marin Breast Cancer Watch continue our work of uncovering causes of the high rate of breast cancer in our community.
Herbalist/educator Catherine Abby Rich invites you to a special nature hideaway, just 1 1/4 hours north of Central Marin. Nestled within 100 acres of wilderness ties an organic medicinal herb and berry farm. Our perfect and private campsite will be around this fresh water pond.  Swim, Wander, Relax, Learn Join our campfire cookout. Sing, dance, drum or speak at the fire circle. Steep under the stars in an enchanted, pristine setting. Meet and gather the wild and cultivated medicinal herbs! Make herbal oils and salves to take home. Limited to 18 women.  Price: $90. 

August 1999
Marin Breast Cancer Watch Joins The Human Race
Runners, walkers and dancers raised $2,500 for Marin Breast Cancer Watch in our first year participating in the Human Race.  "I danced to celebrate life," Carol Pratt of San Rafael told the Marin Independent Journal. A professional photographer whose friend is living with breast cancer, Pratt raised $130 for Marin Breast Cancer Watch dancing along the 5-mile route.  Breast cancer survivor Ruth Dell of Kentfield was our biggest fund-raiser. With 15 friends and relatives sponsoring her, she collected $840 walking the Human Race for Marin Breast Cancer Watch. Rebecca DeShields of San Rafael raised $50 for us and won a beanie baby for herself . DeShields took home our first place prize, the panda "Fortune," because she was Marin Breast Cancer Watch's first to finish the May race. DeShields, who ran the Human Race while training for the Dipsea, was the fifth woman to cross the finish line with a time of 34:14.  More than 1, 100 people participated in the Human Race at the Larkspur Landing Ferry Terminal in San Rafael. Thanks to everyone who got donations, walked, ran and danced in the race and made it such a successful event for Marin Breast Cancer Watch. 
Next year we aim to raise at least * $5,000. *

August 1999
Auto Angels Change Oil For MBCW
Mike and Karen Hoffman, proprietors of North Bay Motorsports in San Rafael, volunteered to put together an amazing fund-raiser for Marin Breast Cancer Watch. Mike and Karen proposed to other area mechanics that money from all oil service and safety inspections during the month of August be donated to Marin Breast Cancer Watch. We are overwhelmed with gratitude to these angels. The shops listed below have joined with Mike and Karen to raise funds for our work.  

A- I Imports Autoworks, 256-1949
Dependable Tire and Brake, 456-2311
Easy Automotive, 457-1688
European Auto Repair, 459-3068 
Heynneman European, 499-1234
Locke Brothers, 453-7630
Menzio's Auto Repair, 453-6428
Milani's Garage, 453-1138
Mount Tam Motors, 455-9113
North Bay Motorsports, 457-2238
Proshop Inc., 454-2966
Spectrum Automotive, 459-4745
Swedish Auto Service, 883-2349
Ed Wright's British Car Repair, 457-1707

July 1999
Other Fundraisers for Marin Breast Cancer Watch - open to the public:
Herb Walk in Tennessee Valley. Meet the Medicinal and Edible Wild Herbs of Marin. Join us 
on an easy, 3 1/2 hour walk. Friday Evening July 9 (1999) (5:30pm to 9pm) and Wednesday 
Morning July 14 (1999) (9:30am to 1 pm). Price: $25. 
Catherine Abby Rich has been studying and teaching folk medicine making for 29 years across 4 continents. She sells her "'combing forces" herbal and Rower essence products at the Marin Civic Center Farmers' Market and at select shops. Call for product brochures and full class schedules.

June 19, 2023
"DETOX 2000"  -  The Musical Healing Event
A Global Garden Projects Inc. benefit for the Marin Breast Cancer Watch at 
The Crucible Gallery, 2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco
Door Donations Requested: $5.00 or $10.00 or $20.00
Rock "N Rollin, Jazzin, Jammin and Jumpin All Night.  This event will be video taped for future broadcast and placed on  Musical Performances: MC's; A. Bubba Meyer and Bro. Bruno with his Hot Sticks DJ's; DJ Aron... DJ 991 Bands; Michael Blake And The DETOX All Stars ... Sounds of the Barbary Coast ... Carl Howard. . . The Sundial Orchestra ... The Kevin Angus Band ... Milwaukee Creative Music Ensernble-MCME ... Species Being... Channel 23 ... Spoken Word, Visual & Dance Performances.  Including Additional Special Guest Appearances. Prod. Mgr. Douglas Kolberg with Cynthia & Bonnie

Globally Marin County has the highest rates of breast cancer! WHY?
Global Garden Projects, Inc. is an all volunteer concerned citizens organization researching and bringing focus to stored/body burdening toxins that are cellular mutating/hormone -mimicking /immune system depleting substances, such as Dioxin and Dioxin like chemicals, and their relationship to the direct and indirect root causes of trans-generational transference of cancerous and non cancerous health afflictions to our children and their children. We are calling for science, technology and governmental representatives to act NOW to find and provide the methods to detoxify our human populations. 
DETOX 2000Tm, Created Bv Global Garden Projects-, Inc. a 1999 Global Garden Projects", Inc.
Co-presented by Artists for Humanity-, Inc. Ron Frazier, Artist/Producer

APRIL 24, 2023
Club Lunacee
Presents a Benefit For Marin Breast Cancer Watch

Donation $7.00
Door prizes and more
815 West Francisco Blvd., San Rafael
All donations and proceeds go to benefit MBCW

April 26, 2023
Mandala Workshop Fundraiser
Marin Breast Cancer Watch
Corte Madera Town Center, Community Room, 2nd floor
$88 class fee (tax deductible)
$12 materials fee

Beth Susanne is a gifted Seminar Leader, Artist, Musician and Linguist. Having personally experienced the profound visioning power of the mandala, she inspirationally conveys how each of us can create Mandalas as a means of connecting to our creative energy and passion for life. She uses poetry, guided imagery and the Peruvian flute to help evoke your symbols.  "The journey of the Mandala began an insight into my soul guided by the creative care of Beth Susanne. I and my husband Dr. Jerry Jampolsky, founder of the first Center of Attitudinal Healing, continue to benefit from her original approach to creative expression." -Diane V. Cirincione, Author Daniel Kobialka has been tile Princepal Second Violinist of the San Francisco Symphony for twenty years. Weaving through an Ornate fabric of meditative and joyous Sounds, his original compositions and poignant arrangements will assist You to walk along tile untrodden pathways Of Your imagination.  "Kobialka is a musician of unusual strength and devotion, a natural leader and soloist." -Leonard Bernstein 


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San Rafael, CA 94901

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