Acting Out – For the Health of It

Thank you to everyone who made this event such a success. With your support, we raised over $20,000! Thank you so much for your generous support.

Please join us at our first annual Acting Out – For the Health of It event benefiting Breast Cancer Action. Please join us for a fun and provocative medley of performances from talented female comedians, authors and musicians who all share your commitment to women’s health.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Presented at Brava Theater Center
2781 – 24th St, San Francisco

General Admission Tickets: $35 (Doors open at 6:45 and show starts promptly at 7:15pm)
VIP Tickets: $75 (VIP Reception from 6-7pm)

We’re excited about the newest addition to the evening’s line-up – Tania Katan! Tania is an award-winning author, solo-performer and paid instigator who manages to take a creative and humorous approach to tough topics like surviving cancer and gay rights. Tania will be reading from her memoir My One Night Stand with Cancer.

You’ll also be thoroughly entertained by the comedy musings of Eloisa Bravo and Nurse Alison Whittaker (Vital Signs); reading by author Melanie Gideon (The Slippery Year); the bluegrass sounds of Melody Walker; and acrobatic hoop dancing by $hredder! We have a great line-up of funny, fearless, and bold performers all of whom are generously donating their time and talent.

We’re thrilled to have René Hicks emceeing the evening – René is a longtime BCAction supporter and an award-winning comedian who was diagnosed with lung cancer, due to her exposure to secondhand smoke in comedy venues. As a comedian, she always turned her comedy act into comedy activism. Now as a speaker, she applies laughter advocacy–turning “ha-ha” moments into “a-ha” moments.

Be sure to join us for the VIP reception where you can meet and mingle with the performers and BCAction leadership over drinks and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying the sounds of New Orleans style jazz music by The Jack Da Hat Band.

Group ticket sales with priority seating are available. Contact Marie Bautista at (415) 243-9301 x15 or for details.

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Special thank you to our event sponsors and in-kind donors:

Event Sponsors

Plumbline Coaching and Consulting


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  • Jane and Stacey Zones
  • Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Oberman, Satterley & Bosl Foundation
  • Lee Ann Slinkard and Maria Morris
  • Angela Wall and Andy Rivera

In-kind Donors