Questions to Ask Before You WalkBefore You Walk or Run for Breast Cancer

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come together to participate in breast cancer walks and runs across the U.S. Since the first breast cancer walks began in the 1980s, they have become one of the most common ways for people to try to do something about breast cancer.

Some of these walks have become huge affairs that are hosted by multi-million dollar charities and sponsored by multi-billion dollar corporations that raise millions to “end breast cancer.” And yet each year, 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 women die of this disease.

If you want to be sure your time and money are truly making a difference, here are four questions to ask before participating in or donating to a breast cancer walk.



Acting Out Variety Show and Fundraiser – Save the Date!

By The Breast Cancer Action Team

We’re excited to announce that our 6th Annual variety show and fundraiser, Acting Out – for the Health of It, is coming up soon on March 15 in San Francisco, CA.

Events like this are a way to connect with your community, and a critical way for us to raise the money that funds our work. It’s also a great opportunity to celebrate our shared values as we recommit to the long-term work ahead of us.

We hope you can join us for a fun, provocative evening filled with bold performers who all share a commitment to health justice. Comedian, activist and playwright Luna Malbroux will emcee the festivities. You’ll laugh out loud, enjoy dynamic performances from Bay Area musicians, comedians and dancers and be moved by readings from Breast Cancer Action members. Join us for the VIP reception before the show, and savor delicious hors d’oeuvres, refreshing beverages and an exclusive musical performance!

Thursday, March 15, 2018
VIP Reception from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Variety Show from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Brava Theater Center – 2781 24th Street, San Francisco



There will be a program intermission with concession stand snacks and beverages available for purchase, and a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind dining, fitness and retail experiences.

Get your tickets now! And if you purchase more than three tickets today, you’ll get one free entry into our drawing for some fabulous prizes, including two season tickets to San Francisco’s acclaimed Magic Theater.

We look forward to Acting Out with you March 15!

P.S. If you don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area, please pass along the invite to your friends and family in the area!

Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the overwhelming number of pink ribbon products and promotions on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.

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