In its 14th year, HERS Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF) is preparing for the KEEP ABREAST 5k Walk, 5k/10k Run. This annual event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Taking place at Quarry Lakes East Bay Regional Park in Fremont, California, this event celebrates life, the lives of people that have survived breast cancer, and honors those lost. We encourage breast cancer patients and survivors from the Bay Area to lace up their sneakers and rally family, friends and neighbors to raise funds to support those who have battled breast cancer.
The event kicks off at 7:00 a.m. (PT) on Saturday, September 21st. After having record numbers of participation in the past years, HBCF expects an all-time high this year and in preparation, early registration is now available here. This inspirational event commences with a moving opening ceremony, where a circle of breast cancer survivors release symbolic doves to celebrate survivorship and those who have passed on. After this uplifting moment, participants will hit the trail to walk or run for this great cause. Post-walk/run HBCF welcomes the participants to return to the community resource expo to walk through sponsor and community booths, and enjoy a healthy BBQ.
The KEEP ABREAST event supports the HBCF mission to support all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status. All proceeds from the KEEP ABREAST event will be used to benefit the programs and services of the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation.
Those interested in participating, sponsoring, registering, and donating to HBCF can do so online at the KEEP ABREAST website. If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to donate, you can do so through the donations page.