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Spring Benefit

Please Join Us for a Conversation with BJ Miller, M.D.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30–10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Program

Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club Ballroom
2900 Sand Hill Road Menlo Park, CA 94025

Carpooling strongly encouraged. Complimentary valet parking available.

Join us at Bay Area Cancer Connections Spring Benefit, our largest fundraiser of the year! Spend the morning with your friends and learn how we’re impacting the lives of people facing cancer in our community.

We’re thrilled to host special guest BJ Miller, M.D. for a conversation about embracing life’s unexpected gifts and finding meaning along the way. We all face grief and loss in our lives—it is an intrinsic aspect of what makes us human. Through a unique blend of his personal experience as a patient, and training as a palliative care physician, Dr. Miller offers a transformative reframing on our imperfect bodies, the ways we move through the world, and all that we don’t control.

About BJ Miller, M.D.

Dr. BJ Miller is an advocate for a healthcare system that minimizes unnecessary suffering and maximizes the quality of life. An Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Miller is also an attending specialist for the Symptom Management Service of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of the country’s very first outpatient palliative care clinics. He was Executive Director of Zen Hospice Project from 2011-2016. Among the various awards received, Dr. Miller won the William Osler Distinguished Teaching Award as well as the AAHPM/Project on Death in America Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award. His TED Talk, “What Really Matters at the End of Life,” is a moving reflection of his vision to make empathic end-of-life care available to all.

Thank You for Your Support!

At the Spring Benefit, we come together as a community to show our commitment to our loved ones, friends, and colleagues who are facing breast or ovarian cancer. The benefit supports the services provided by Bay Area Cancer Connections—a free community resource where cancer patients can connect with their peers and get support and information that can help them heal.

Event Contact

Kelly Spaulding, Development Manager
(650) 326-6299, ext. 18





Comerica Bank
El Camino Hospital
Genomic Health
Stanford Cancer Institute

BNY Mellon Wealth Management
B|O|S (Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough LLC)
Gentiva Home Health & Hospice
Honor Home Care
Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Palo Alto Weekly
Palo Alto Online

Judy Citron, Alain Pinel Realtors
Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club
Allegra Entertainment & Events

Past Speakers

Alexandra Fuller
Lu Ann Cahn
Madeleine Albright
Cheryl Strayed
Abraham Verghese, M.D.
Michealene Risley
Jan Yanehiro
Ayelet Waldman
Kelly Corrigan
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