November 2010



News about our 15th Anniversary year
January Volunteer Kick-off date to be announced
Profile of a "behind the scenes" volunteer

Our Thanksgiving message...
To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation is grateful for each and every one of our generous donors, sponsors, volunteers and supporters. You have helped so many people in so many ways, and we thank you! Enjoy this wonderful celebration of family, friends and abundance.

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Dr. Cheryl EwingJoin us in welcoming Dr. Cheryl Ewing to the Board of Directors. A long-time supporter of To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation and a member of our Grants Committee, Dr. Ewing is Medical Director of the Multidisciplinary Breast Program at Marin General Hospital as well as a full-time faculty member at UCSF. "Dr. Ewing brings her knowledge of breast cancer care throughout the Bay Area. Her participation will help keep us informed on emerging breast cancer patient and survivor needs, enabling us to address those needs through our grants," said Board President Chris Brettingen.

 Martha Auld
Each month we'll feature one of our dedicated volunteers, someone whose behind the scenes efforts contribute enormously to the Foundation's success. This month we celebrate Martha Auld, a 10-year volunteer with To Celebrate Life and presently the Technical Advisor to the Board.

For three years Martha was a member of the Board where she used her corporate work experience to help the Foundation operate more efficiently. While Treasurer, she organized the Foundation's finances and used her tech know-how to set up our online database. An invaluable advisor to the Board, she continues to guide decisions on technology issues, helps train volunteers in the use of software programs, manages the database of approximately 9,000 contacts and supports the Stepping Out reservations team. When she isn't focusing on technology, Martha may be found teaching knitting to breast cancer survivors, quilting or sewing for her own enjoyment. "I like to stay to create things," she says.

As a volunteer-based organization, To Celebrate Life is always looking for talented people to help us achieve our goals. With three major fundraisers each year, there are all kinds of opportunities to make a difference. For example - do you know an administrative assistant, event planner, web designer or data entry person who would love to join our village? Then please direct them (or anyone else who would like to get involved) to our website where they can fill out a Volunteer Form. And watch for the announcement of our January Volunteer Kick-off in the December issue of in the Loop.

"World's Best Charity Tennis Event"
That's how Billie Jean King described the Harbor Point Esurance Tennis Classic. We agree! Our heartfelt thanks to Harbor Point Charitable Foundation for their ongoing support of To Celebrate Life.
Bob Kaliski and Billie Jean King
Harbor Point's Bob Kaliski with guest Billie Jean King at the Esurance Tennis Classic in October.
Au Revoir Breast Cancer!  Watch Stepping Out model Donna Rutter celebrate her triumph over breast cancer by tossing her wig into the Seine. Watch the video

15 Years of Celebrating Life. Did you know...Stepping Out To Celebrate Life has featured over 500 women and men, all breast cancer survivors, modeling nearly 1,500 outfits over the past 15 years.

As we say goodbye to 2010...Please include To Celebrate Life when planning your year-end giving. You can donate online, or mail your check to PO Box 367, Kentfield CA 94914.  Download donation form