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April 16, 2013 > 'People with Purpose' honors community supporters and beyond

'People with Purpose' honors community supporters and beyond

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF), a professional accredited organization that supports breast cancer survivors, is promoting its fourth annual "People with Purpose" event, being held on Thursday, April 25 at the Sheraton San Jose in Milpitas. This program was founded by HBCF in 2010 to honor the people and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors.

The "People with Purpose Awards Program" is an event to celebrate and recognize the special people in the HBCF community and beyond, those who have contributed to and supported breast cancer survivors, and HBCF's efforts to serve its clients. These are the special people who enable HERS Breast Cancer Foundation to fulfill its purpose and achieve its mission to support all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status.

The honorees will be recognized and saluted during the event. These are the people who have supported breast cancer survivors to achieve many aspects of recovery in the San Francisco Bay Area. All HBCF supporters and attendees will be celebrated as well; these are people who truly understand that HBCF is working towards building a better understanding for the need of their services for all breast cancer survivors.

"We're proud to be celebrating the 'Fourth Annual People with Purpose' event," said Karen Jackson, Development Director of HERS Breast Cancer Foundation and event chairperson. "This is a cause that touches many people at one point or another. PWP supports our mission to celebrate survivorship and life, while the awards presented reflect our HERS acronym: hope, empowerment, renewal, and support. It's a pleasure to honor individuals who have truly made a difference in the breast cancer arena."

"People with Purpose" will be honoring Sandra Wing, Chairperson and Founder of the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, who will receive the Hope Award; Jolly Rechenberg, CEO of American Breast Care (ABC), will receive the Empowerment Award; Peggy McGuire, Executive Director of Women's Cancer Resource Center (WCRC), will receive the Renewal Award; and Steve Dukleth, Co-President and General Manager of Oakland Audio Visual Services, Inc (OAVS), will receive the Support Award. HBCF is excited to announce its participant line-up. Heather Holmes, KTVU Channel 2 Anchor, will take on her role for the fourth year as Master of Ceremonies; the Keynote speaker will be Huffington Post journalist and breast cancer survivor, Lauren Cahn; and special guest is Neil Walsky, supporter of HBCF who set out to cycle from Alaska to South America to raise funds for the organization.

Please visit the "People with Purpose" website to purchase tickets, donate, become a sponsor, or obtain more information.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to support all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status. HBCF is a professional accredited organization, supporting all women with a focus on breast cancer by providing quality products and emotional support to achieve the overall goal of empowering and caring for each client as a whole person. Established in 1998 by a team of dynamic women, the foundation was founded based on a vision motivated by the genuine concern for women and the high incidence of breast cancer, along with the lack of specific services for breast cancer survivors. For more information visit us at:

People with Purpose
Thursday, Apr 25
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sheraton San Jose
1801 Barber Lane, Milpitas
(510) 790-1911
Tickets: $65

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