Programs & Activities

There are many ongoing programs and activities as well as special events at Marin Breast Cancer Watch.

Fundraising Events

Honor Thy Healer Awards

It's the Fourth Annual Awards Celebration Recognizing Breast Cancer Healers in Our Community!

Thursday, March 20, 2023
Embassy Suites Hotel
San Rafael

Honorary Chair: Karen Neuburger

Recipient of the Francine Levien Activist Award: William Daniels, co-owner of United Markets
Recipient of the Shining Star Award: Kathleen Clark, President of Marin Breast Cancer Council

Additional Awards: Healing Professional, Healing Partners

11:15 a.m. Reception
12:15 p.m. Luncheon and Award Program

Tickets Prices: *$75 per person. (*Price changed from $100 to $75)
Sponsor Tickets available at $250 and $500
Tables may be purchased in honor or in memory of someone

Please r.s.v.p by March 13
For more information, please call 415.256.9011 or e-mail

Gala Event!! Save the date! May 10, 2023

Plans are underway for an exciting evening to benefit MBCW. This gala event will be a first for MBCW and promises to be one of the social highlights of the year. Look for details soon.

Mark your calendars! New Chamber Orchestra at the Osher Marin JCC

On Sunday, March 23, 2003, Marin Breast Cancer Watch has been selected to present the New Chamber Orchestra in association with the Osher Marin JCC. This Grammy-nominated, conductorless string orchestra "transforms the musical experience beyond traditional performance into an emotional bridge between players and audience. The performance begins at 5:00 p.m. Ticket price: $35. Your entire ticket price benefits MBCW. For ticket information, please call Marin Breast Cancer Watch at 415.256.9011.

Educational Events

Understanding Breast Cancer:
An Introduction to Epidemiology Workshop

Monday, February 24, 2023 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Have You Ever Wondered:

  • Why research results sometimes seem inconclusive or conflicting?
  • Why the research process takes so long?
  • What degree of certainty is needed to reach a conclusion?
  • Why different research designs answer different questions?
  • How communities and individuals can participate in research?
Answer These Questions and More
Attend a community workshop with leading scientists and researchers. Learn the basic concepts of breast cancer epidemiology.

Current Marin breast cancer studies will be used to look at descriptive and analytic epidemiology, study designs, casual inference, research methods and how to formulate research questions.

  • Dr. Tina Clarke, PhD, MPH, Northern California Cancer Center
  • Dr. Christine Erdmann, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Suzanne Novotny, PhD, MPH, Marin County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Sheryl Goldberg, PhD, Marin Breast Cancer Watch

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
240 Channing Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
Monday, February 24th, 2003 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

The presentation is open to the public and is free of charge. Please RSVP to MBCW by February 21 at 415.256.9011 or email:

**Supported by a grant from the State of California Department of Health Services, Cancer Research Section through the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services

Bay Area Breast Cancer Forum

A Monthly Gathering of Health Care Providers, Researchers, Patients, Patient Advocates, Friends and Families

Schedule of Events for Winter/Spring 2003

Wednesday, March 12th:
"Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Breast Cancer: MRI"
Nola Hylton, PhD., UCSF Department of Radiologyz
Laura Esserman, M.D., Director, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

Wednesday, April 9th
"Quality of Life: Strategies for Living Well During Treatment"
Mindy Goldman, M.D.
Ob/Gyn, UCSF Breast Care Center

Wednesday, May 14th
"A Primer on Molecular Diagnostics: Revealing the Mystery of Proteomics and DNA Array Technology"

Wednesday, June 11th
"2003 ASCO: What's New in Cancer Research?"
Hope Rugo, M.D.

*These topics are subject to change. For more information about the Forum, please call Fern Hassin at 415-885-3738

  • Past Programs

    Past programs sponsored by Marin Breast Cancer Watch.


  • Past Fund Raising Events

    Past fund raising events sponsored by Marin Breast Cancer Watch.

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    25 Bellam Boulevard, Suite 115
    San Rafael, CA 94901

    Phone: 415/256-9011
    Fax:    415/256-9773


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