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.

(from left to right) UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood with Co-chairs Nancy Bechtle and Jessica Parish Galloway, Mrs. Jane Hawgood, and Dr. Laura Esserman.

(from left to right) UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood with Co-chairs Nancy Bechtle and Jessica Parish Galloway, Mrs. Jane Hawgood, and Dr. Laura Esserman.

Event Description

Give Breast Cancer the Boot is a biennial event that gathers together friends of UCSF to learn the latest on breast cancer research, listen to live music, dance, and enjoy great company. This year’s event was held on May 4 at the Fort Mason General’s Residence and was attended by nearly 200 generous and supportive guests. Proceeds from this event go to programs that can immediately benefit our breast cancer patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Boot funding also furthers the work of our basic scientists, who are researching the vulnerabilities of different types of breast cancers to develop new therapeutics and improved treatments. Support to Boot enhances the quality of care and comfort our patients receive, while also advancing cutting-edge cancer research for improved outcomes. So far, this year’s efforts have brought in over $1.16M in funding. If you would like to make a donation to further these efforts, you can make a tax-deductible gift at makeagift.ucsf.edu/boot.

This year’s Boot was dedicated to the enduring spirit of Kerry Landreth.

Poor Man’s Whiskey
01 / 04 Poor Man’s Whiskey performing at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Photo by Devlin Shand
02 / 04 Charlotte and George Schultz. Photo by Devlin Shand.
03 / 04 Full house at the 2018 Give Breast Cancer the Boot event. Photo by Devlin Shand.
04 / 04 Guests enjoying the party with live music. Photo by Devlin Shand.

(from left to right) UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood with Co-chairs Nancy Bechtle and Jessica Parish Galloway, Mrs. Jane Hawgood, and Dr. Laura Esserman.

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