In late June five Breast Oncology Program members travelled to Pleasanton to attend the SOCKs Hand over the Goods Party. The program enthusiastically received a check for $70,000 that will support the Developmental Research Program. In the past four years, the SOCKs have contributed a total of $230,000 to the Breast Oncology Program.
> view more photos of the "Hand over the goods" event
The Wolf Pack was comprised of 36 walkers and nine volunteers. Volunteers cheered, blew bubbles and filmed our team. Walkers carried on for 6.2 miles, even after it got dark and their feet began to hurt. Denise Wolf gave a moving and poignant speech to the crowd of walkers. Laura van¹t Veer talked about the UCSF program. Aaron Boudreau, who had raised money by selling cookies in Delores Park, was awarded the "Best Bro-zier"; (Best Guy In A Bra) victory. Andy Chan reached his $1,500 from running club members goal and will be coaching a track work out at Kezar Stadium.
Thank you again to the 36 walkers and nine volunteers who helped to raise over $13,000 for the UCSF team. The SOCKs appreciate our enthusiastic involvement in their walk and especially the important research done by our members.
SAVE the DATE: Bras for the Cause 2014
The 9th annual Bras for the Cause Walk will be held on May 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm in Pleasanton, CA.
The Breast Oncology Program (BOP) is comprised of 36 Program Members from 14 different UCSF departments.
The Program supports and stimulates basic, clinical, and population research in breast cancer and facilitates the translation of these findings into improved cancer management and control.
The Program's themes are as follows:
Epidemiology and etiology
Cancer prevention, risk models, and early detection
Genetics and biology of cancer progression
New therapeutic targets and approaches
Outreach, clinical care delivery, and outcomes
Research in the Program is supported by the Bay Area Breast Cancer SPORE; eight large multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional projects that support work in one or more themes; and a multi-campus University of California Office of the President sponsored ATHENA Breast Health Network integrating clinical care and research by numerous individual investigator-initiated grants.
All of the work of the Breast Oncology Program is critically informed by a committed group of patient advocates, who participate in regular research meetings, help to establish program priorities, and undertake efforts to educate their peers about participation in clinical research studies.