Community Events


Women’s Day

Friday March 8, 2018

Many thanks to the fantastic women of OWL (Oracle Women’s Leadership), who took time out of their busy day on #International Women’s Day to come together and help BCEF properly thank our donors and supporters with several mailings. Oracle Women Leaders, BCEF is grateful to you for your time!

Power of the Pedal
Team Cycling Event

Pedal to the Metal – Powering the Bike that Empowers BCEF

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund has partnered up with 17th Street Athletic Club to bring you The Power of the Pedal team cycling challenge to benefit BCEF. This event will be held on Sunday, August 12th and all proceeds will go directly to BCEF and their mission of providing quick and compassionate emergency financial assistance to low-income people battling breast cancer.​

Sunday, August 12th, 2018
17th Street Athletic Club

Event Time: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Ride Time: 9:30am – 1:30pm

Refreshments, networking, prizes,
drawing: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Max Team size: 8
Max Number of Teams: 30

Cost to Enter: $400 (per TEAM/BIKE, not per person)

**The minimum amount to reserve a bike is $400. You (and your team members) may donate that amount to your own fundraising campaign to reserve the bike. To get started, click the Become a Fundraiser link on our home fundraising page**

About the Challenge

This 4-hour cycling challenge will be held at 17th Street Athletic Club in San Francisco on Sunday, August 12th. There will be 30 available bikes, each of which will be reserved for a different team. Each team will automatically be given a fundraising page upon registration. Teams will not only be competing against each other on the day of the cycling challenge, they will also be competing to see who can raise the most money prior to the event.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

• team who raises the most money
• team who rides the most miles on the day of the cycling event
• best dressed team
• team with the best attitude
• best team name, and other categories yet to be defined!

We will also be holding a drawing for two tickets to our 14th annual gala, This Old Bag: Power of the Purse. Each participant will get one entry in the drawing. Additional entries will be available for purchase the day of our cycling event.

Creating your Team

Teams will consist of 4-8 people. You can sign up and name your team right away thereby reserving a bike for your team. Then your other team members can sign up and join your team. Each member of a team will automatically be given a fundraising page to track all fundraising efforts for the team.

There are several ways to join this event!

1) organize/create a team yourself
2) join an existing team
3) join as an individual (we can pair you up with other individuals)
4) just donate to support BCEF!

Live from the Chapel

A Breast Cancer Emergency Fund Benefit with Brendan James + Mia Dyson

Sunday, May 20th, 7:30pm
The Chapel, 777 Valencia St, San Francisco
Purchase Tickets

On this very special night, the community will come together for an exlusive live music concert and gala, featuring performances by three highly acclaimed artists to help low-income women and men battlng breast cancer in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

100% of proceeds from this event directly benefits BCEF


How to Plan a Party

Each year, BCEF receives over $100,000 through Community Events. We rely on dozens of dedicated supporters who use their talent and creativity to raise money for our clients. Events can be as large or small as you like — the only limit is your imagination. Examples of community events include fun ideas like guest bartending at your favorite watering hole, hosting a house concert, or sponsoring an art showing at a gallery. There are many creative ways to support those in need.

We’d like to help make your event an enjoyable success! As you plan your event we recommend these easy steps:


STEP 1 Give us a call, let us know what you’re thinking. We’re happy to brainstorm and talk about your ideas! Contact the BCEF Development Director at 415.932.6020 ext. 102 or


STEP 2 Once we’ve had the chance to chat, we’ll work with you to complete a BCEF Community Event Form.


STEP 3 Within 5 business days, we’ll confirm BCEF’s seal of approval and permission to use our name and logo on promotional materials.


We can’t wait to hear your ideas!