Bras for the Cause, an annual fundraising walk put on by The Tri-Valley SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures), has been raising money for breast cancer research at UCSF since 2010. Since 2012 a team representing the Breast Oncology Program has participated in the walk.

Past Events

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Bras for the Cause 2017

2017: Tri-Valley SOCKS Bras for the Cause fundraising walk

On April 29, 2017, a group of UCSF walkers and cheerers participated in the 2017 Tri Valley SOCKs annual Bras for the Cause event.

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Bras for the Cause 2016

2016: Tri-Valley SOCKS Bras for the Cause fundraising walk

The Tri-Valley SOCKs provided $165,000 in funds to their 2016 beneficiaries, including $67,000 to the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Oncology Program. This funding supports the BOP Research Development Program (BOP DRP). 

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Bras for the Cause 2015

2015: Tri-Valley SOCKS Bras for the Cause fundraising walk

The Tri Valley SOCKs presented the UCSF Breast Oncology Program with a $64,000 check from funds raised at the tenth annual Bras for the Cause Breast Cancer Walk. The Tri Valley SOCKs have raised over a million dollars in ten years and donated over $350,000 in the past six years to support the Breast Oncology Program’s Development Research Program!

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Bras for the Cause 2014

2014: Tri-Valley SOCKS Bras for the Cause fundraising walk

Congratulations to the UCSF SOCK BOPers for their success in this year's Bras for the Cause fundraising walk which raised over $150,000 for breast cancer research.

2013: Tri-Valley SOCKS Hand Over the Goods Party

In late June 2013, 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.

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.