Upcoming Events

Drawing the Connections 2024

Breast Cancer Action cordially invites you to Drawing the Connections, our fourth annual Art Auction & Community Gathering!

Art Auction: June 13-23
Virtual Community Gathering: June 18

4:00 – 5:00 pm PT / 5:00 – 6:00 pm MT / 6:00 – 7:00 pm CT / 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET

Drawing the Connections highlights the intersections between art and breast cancer activism, and uplifts as art-ivism as central to social change. This art auction and virtual community gathering feature a curated collection of pieces that focus on themes of gender justice, health justice, and social justice more largely, each supporting the vital work of Breast Cancer Action.

Tickets are now available! Please join us for this vibrant, art-focused event that raises crucial funds for our work.

As an organization rooted in social justice, tickets to this event are free. However, if you are able, we encourage you to become a sponsor or make a donation. Your contribution helps make this event accessible to even more people, while supporting our work to address and end breast cancer.

Learn more and get your free or donation-based ticket now!


Interested in hosting your own BCAction event?

Host a fundraising event to benefit Breast Cancer Action! Be creative and cater the event to your interest such as hosting a house party, sporting event or night on the town!

Learn more about hosting an event by reviewing BCA Fundraising Event Guidelines. Get started by completing BCA’s Fundraising Event Application.


Help support a future Breast Cancer Action event as a sponsor or Event Collaborator

Learn more about how you can help plan and support future BCAction events.

For further questions, please contact BCAction’s Development Manager, Heather Stone at 415-243-9301 or by email at hstone@bcaction.org.

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

PAST EVENTS

Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance 2023

BCAction and our nationwide community of breast cancer activists enjoyed an evening of thought provoking discussion, camaraderie, collective activism! We heard from featured speakers on the three core topics of this year’s Think Before You Pink campaign, Think Before You Pink Goes Rogue: environmental racism, fossil fuel divestment and the politics of breast cancer. After debuting the first action of the campaign, we took collective action together at this virtual, nationwide event.

October 17, 2023

DRAWING THE CONNECTIONS ART AUCTION & COMMUNITY GATHERING 2023

At this vibrant, art-focused event we highlight the intersections of art, activism, public health, and social justice – and uplift art-ivism as a core component to social change.

June 13, 2023

19th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Benefit

Each year, powerful, critical-thinking community members gather for the Billie Gardner Loulan Benefit to honor those family and friends affected by breast cancer.

May 5, 2023

Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance 2022

BCAction and our nationwide community of breast cancer activsits enjoyed an evening of camaraderie, collective activism, thought provoking discussion, and more! Featuring special speakers, videos, and musical entertainment, this event recognized 20 years of collective action from our industry-disrupting Think Before You Pink® campaigns!

October 18, 2022

Drawing the Connections Art Auction & Community Gathering 2022

At this creative and inspiring event and the accompanying art auction, we highlight the intersection of art, activism, breast cancer, and social justice – and uplift art-ivism as a driver of social change.

June 14, 2022

18th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Benetfit Event

Each year, powerful, critical-thinking community members gather for the Billie Gardner Loulan Benefit to honor those family and friends affected by breast cancer.

May 19, 2022

Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance 2021

This event offered attendees an opportunity to take action on our annual Think Before You Pink® campaign Stop Banking on Breast Cancer, and featured Emcee Tania Katan alongside panelists BCAction Executive Director Krystal Redman, BCAction Program Manager Jayla Burton, BCAction Board Member CoCo Villaluz, and Scientist and Author Sandra Steingraber.

October 12, 2021

Drawing the Connections Silent Art Auction Fundraiser and Gala 2021

This virtual fundraising gala kicked-off a week-long art auction that uplifted the connections between breast cancer, health, and social justice.

June 17, 2021

17th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial (Virtual) Benefit

Each year, powerful, critical-thinking community members gather for the Billie Gardner Loulan Benefit to honor those family and friends affected by breast cancer.

May 20, 2021

30th Anniversary Event: Radical Disruption and Compassionate Resistance

Over one hundred members of our community of radical, badass breast cancer activists came together from all over the country to reflect on our past successes and recommit to the work that lies ahead.

October 15, 2020

16th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan (Virtual) Benefit

This one-of-a-kind, virtual event on the evening of May 16th honored and remembered our beloved Karen Tate, and to supported Breast Cancer Action’s work to achieve health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.

May 16, 2020

9th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought

At our 9th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food For Thought fundraising dinner we challenged the most egregious pinkwasher of the year with our award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign.

October 16, 2019

7th Annual Acting Out – For the Health of It Variety Show and Fundraiser

Thank you for joining us for a fun and provocative evening filled with bold performers who all share a commitment to health justice!

June 27, 2019

Lunch and Learn in North Carolina

A Lunch & Learn about Breast Cancer Action by Board Member Channte’ Keith & Community Leader Marie Garlock with Dr. Cornell Wright.

June 25, 2019

A Reception and Fundraiser in Provincetown, MA

An intimate reception & benefit for Breast Cancer Action with Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director.

June 8, 2019

15th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Benefit

Each year, powerful, critical-thinking community members gather to honor those family and friends affected by breast cancer.

January 29, 2019

Think Beyond Pink: Survivor Celebration and Film Screening

Cary Medical Center’s Pink Aroostook and Healthy You programs are partnering to rally communities to “Think Beyond Pink” at a free breast cancer survivor celebration and film screening of the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.

October 20, 2018

8th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought

Every October we challenge the cancer industry and go after one of the most egregious pinkwashers of the year. After having attended this event, we promise you’ll never see a pink ribbon the same way again.

October 15, 2018

Brown’s Last Chance – September 2018 Actions

These two direct actions featured the September 8th Rise for Climate, Jobs, + Justice March at the Global Climate Action Summit and the September 13th follow-up action.

September 8, 2018

14th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Luncheon

During this wonderful day at the beautiful Windmill School and LaureL Education Center, we laughed, we cried, we made some noise and we made it clear that the breast cancer epidemic is far from over!

March 20, 2018

6th Annual Acting Out – For the Health of It Variety Show and Fundraiser

Together we laughed out loud, enjoyed dynamic performances from Bay Area musicians, comedians and dancers, and were moved by readings from Breast Cancer Action members

January 12, 2018

7th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought

At our 7th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought event guests enjoyed a delicious four-course meal , heard a riveting program featuring our award-winning Think Before You Pink® campaign, and spent time with the amazing BCAction community!

August 15, 2017

13th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Benefit

This event featured live music by Ronny Crawford and Dr. Sigmund’s 100% All Natural Family Band.

March 16, 2017

5th Annual Acting Out – For the Health of It Variety Show

The 5th annual Acting Out – For the Health of It variety show was a fun and provocative evening filled with bold performers who all share a commitment to health justice.

February 27, 2017

6th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought

Action Speaks Louder Than Pink – Food for Thought was held October 5th, 2016 with renowned SF Bay Area chefs.

June 27, 2016

March for a Clean Energy Revolution with Breast Cancer Action

We joined thousands of people in the streets of Philadelphia before the Democratic National Convention to shine a light on one of the most critical issues of our time: the health harms from fracking and other forms of dangerous drilling.

July 24, 2016

Book Launch Celebration: So Much to be Done

The San Francisco book launch celebration for So Much to be Done: The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner.

June 1, 2016

Drilling Down Into Health Impacts: The Effects of Oil and Gas on California’s Communities

This live-streamed event featured a panel discussion that explores the effects of the fossil fuel industry on the health of Californians.

April 18, 2016

4th Annual Acting Out – For the Health of It

Breast Cancer Action’s 4th Annual Acting Out was a fun and provocative evening filled with bold performers who all share a commitment to health justice.

February 25, 2016

12th Annual Billie Gardner Loulan Luncheon

This event featured a thought-provoking program with guest panelists Peggy Orenstein, New York Times best-selling author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy and Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, MD, MPH, Director of the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP).

November 20, 2015

25th Anniversary Event

This evening event in San Francisco paid tribute to past achievements and united around our vision for achieving health justice for all women at risk of and living with breast cancer.

February 3, 2015