Give Breast Cancer the Boot

Give Breast Cancer the Boot is a biennial event started in 2008 by UCSF patients and volunteers, many of them breast cancer survivors. The event raises money to directly benefit breast cancer patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and funds projects focused on quality of life, new treatment options, patient navigation and decision counseling, and survivorship, among others.

Dr. Laura Esserman (center), director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, flanked by colleagues and friends at Give Breast Cancer the Boot 2015. Photo by Drew Alitzer

Dr. Laura Esserman (center), director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, flanked by colleagues and friends at Give Breast Cancer the Boot 2015. Photo by Drew Alitzer

Proceeds from Give Breast Cancer the Boot are used to encourage new projects that will have immediate benefit to breast cancer patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Any UCSF faculty or staff members are eligible, provided that the proposed project is research based and benefits patients who are being treated for breast cancer. 


For more information on projects and research options, please see Give Breast Cancer the Boot Eligibility Requirements.

Poor Man’s Whiskey performing at Fort Mason in San Francisco
UCSF Health President and CEO Mark Laret
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood
Guests at the Give Breast Cancer the Boot event.
01 / 04 Poor Man’s Whiskey performing at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Photo by Drew Altizer
02 / 04 UCSF Health CEO Mark Laret (right) with guests Dick and Barbara Rosenberg. Photo by Drew Altizer
03 / 04 UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood (second from right) with Nancy Milliken, Nancy Bechtle, and Jane Hawgood. Photo by Drew Altizer
04 / 04 Guests at the Give Breast Cancer the Boot event. Photo by Drew Altizer

Dr. Laura Esserman (center), director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, flanked by colleagues and friends at Give Breast Cancer the Boot 2015. Photo by Drew Alitzer

For More Info

Jillian Flannery, Cancer Programs