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Create Your Own Event

Become a BCC Booster!

BCC Boosters fundraise for our charity and support our work as a critical community resource to those facing breast or ovarian cancer. There’s no limit to the various ways you can personally help raise money and awareness for BCC. Whether you are running in a marathon, organizing a bake sale, or having a birthday party you can use your event to create your own BCC fundraising campaign.

Get Involved

Tell us about your event and get tools to help make it successful.

Proposal Form

Participate in a Preexisting Event

Walk or run a marathon, bike a century ride, or participate in a triathlon—work up a sweat for BCC! Fundraise for BCC by joining any preexisting endurance event and creating an online fundraising campaign.

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Create Your Own Event

Love cooking? Enjoy golf? Avid hiker? We love it when friends and families get involved with our community. When you organize an event as a family, community group, or company you’re not only raising money to support BCC – you are also raising awareness about BCC’s mission.

To get started, tell us about your event and receive our fundraising toolkit to help make your event successful.

Need inspiration?

View our Events Showcase to inspire your own personal fundraising event. Help BCC continue providing free comprehensive and personalized services for breast and ovarian cancer patients and have FUN doing it!

For more details and event ideas, view descriptions below or call (650) 326-6686.

Event Showcase

Breast Cancer Info Session for Your Employees or Group

Erika Bell, Ph.D., BCC’s Manager of Medical Information Services, is available to present an informative Breast Cancer 101 presentation at your location. If you’re interested in learning more, please send an email to

Third Party Event Tax Deduction/Donation Receipts Regulations

Tax deduction or donation receipt for in-kind goods donated to your event:
A person, company, or venue that makes an in-kind good or service donation to your event is not eligible to receive a tax deduction or donation receipt for their donation. They are making the donation as a goodwill gesture to you, who is also doing something out of good will to benefit a charity. Usually the best way for a business to handle giving a good or service is to write it off as a business expense as opposed to a charitable donation. Even for Breast Cancer Connections hosted events, we are not allowed to provide a tax deduction letter for in kind goods, per IRS code. The donor just receives an acknowledgment of the items donated and it’s up to them and their accountant to figure out if any tax deduction is warranted based upon IRS code.

Cash donations at event that include cash jar, ticket price, or silent auction bid:
Since this is a third party event, you or Breast Cancer Connections will be unable to provide a tax deduction or donation receipt for cash collected at or for the event. As the host of this event, you will collect all these funds, and will then cut Breast Cancer Connections a check for the amount raised at the event.

Donation directly to Breast Cancer Connections:
If someone at your event wants to make a tax deductible donation to Breast Cancer Connections, they absolutely can do so. They just need to write a check made out to Breast Cancer Connections or they can go online and make a donation on our website. Please ask them to make note of your event in the memo section of the check or in the comment section online. Checks written for tickets or silent auction items must be more than the value of the goods and/or services received to be eligible for a tax deduction.

Do you get a tax deduction/donation receipt as the host?
You are eligible for a tax donation for a personal donation you make directly to Breast Cancer Connections. However, per IRS regulations, you are not eligible to receive a deduction for the amount raised and donated through the event or any in-kind goods or service spent on the event.





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