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GIS for Community Impact: From Technology to Translation

April 14, 2015 - Oakland, CA

ca breastcancerPlease join Zero Breast Cancer and our partners for an informative and interactive workshop on the state of the science of using place- based data to inform breast cancer research and interventions. Geographic data, or geodata, have the potential to make a significant contribution to the identification and quantification of environmental and social factors that may impact breast cancer risk.

The workshop will feature:

  • Case studies of how researchers have used geodata to explore breast cancer risk factors
  • Overview of national and state data resources
  • Community organizations presenting examples of how they have translated and used geodata

Audience: this workshop is designed for environmental and breast cancer advocates, academic and community-based researchers, public health professionals, public policy leaders, health educators and community members. Our goal is to generate ideas and partnerships for breast cancer studies, using GIS technologies and community-engaged or CBPR approaches.
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GIS Short-course: Space Time Analysis for Health and the Environment
On Monday, April 13, we will offer a pre-workshop training class, presented by Dr. Geoffrey Jacquez. This 1-day class will provide instruction on the space-time analysis of data relating health events to potential sources of environmental exposures. Examples of data will include the time and place of residence of individuals with a given diagnosis, space-time paths of cases and controls over the life course, and cancer rates in local areas through time. This short-course will focus on chronic diseases, such as cancer.

Registration will open soon

These events are supported by the California Breast Cancer Research Program award 21MB-0001 with space donated by The California Endowment

Honor Thy Healer

honorees2014The Honor Thy Healer awards are presented during an inspiring evening featuring videos and personal stories from the honorees that describe their special connection to breast cancer treatment, healing support, prevention efforts, research, and environmental and community activism. The program highlights Zero Breast Cancer's research and education programs and recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations who have made a significant difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer, in our understanding of breast cancer and the healing process, and in the health of our community. Fundraising will include a grand raffle travel prize.


hth2012 207Date: May 7, 2015
Location: Mill Valley Community Center
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Individual Tickets: $135
Raffle Tickets: $100

Sponsorship levels available

Please visit the Honor Thy Healer website for additional information about tickets, honorees, and raffle tickets at


Racing for Research

infineon1Racing for Research is a full day of racing on Raceway in Sonoma's (formerly Infineon Raceway) lightning quick karting track with professional driving instruction courtesy of Simraceway Performance Karting Center. In addition to instruction, participants will have the use of a kart, a driving suit and helmet, lunch and the possibility of being one of 10 finalists who will compete in a timed lap at the end of the day.

The Bay Area continues to have one of the highest breast cancer rates in the country. All proceeds from this event benefit Zero Breast Cancer to support its research, education and community outreach programs.


Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Location: Simraceway Performance Karting Center @ Sonoma Raceway
29305 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476
Time: 9:00 am
Cost: 1 ticket: $300; 2 tickets: $400; 3 tickets: $550 – there are only 30 slots so reserve today!
RSVP: Call (415) 507-1949 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Check out pictures from last year's Racing for Research here!


Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer

mttamThe Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer is a wonderful way to do something healthy with your friends & family—in a beautiful environment—while supporting one of the leading community breast cancer research organizations in the Bay Area. It is a noncompetitive, all-ages event for hikers & runners that follows 6-mile loop starting and ending at famous Dipsea steps and glorious views of Mount Tamalpais. After the hike, join our celebration in Old Mill Park with food, music, and raffle prizes.

Zero Breast Cancer partners with the Tamalpa Runners to hold this annual community breast cancer prevention and fundraising event to highlight the benefits of physical activity in reducing breast cancer risk across the lifespan.

crowdDate: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Location: Old Mill Park, Mill Valley, CA
Time: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
For more information please visit:

All proceeds from the Dipsea Hike benefit the research, education and community outreach programs of Zero Breast Cancer.