All-In for Women with Cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are beyond grateful to partner with area businesses and organizations through our All-in for Women with Cancer campaign! These partners are going above and beyond to support Women’s Cancer Resource Center through fundraisers or outreach activities during the month of October.

If your business or civic/professional association would like to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with WCRC, please reach out to

All-In for Women with Cancer Community Partners 2023

Ace Hardware

“Observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month is very personal for me, as a BC thriver and survivor. My two breast cancer tumors found in July 2019 were caught early, Stage 1A, and after chemo and radiation, I continue to be cancer-free. I proudly wear my pink Ace shirt in October when I’m on the sales floor, which I’ve written too many names of team members, relatives and friends who have battled this disease. Sadly, a few lost their battle, but encouragingly, most names on my shirt are thrivers like me.”
-Michelle Leopold, BC Warrior & the Mom in our six Mom & Pop Ace Hardware Stores
We’re thrilled to once again receive the support of Michele Leopold and her extended Ace Hardware family. Her Ace Hardware locations in the Laurel District of Oakland, AntiochPittsburg, and Oakley will all be running a “round up your change” campaign where customers can volunteer to round-up their purchase to make a donation to WCRC. Stop by and shop at:
  • Laurel Ace | 4024 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland CA 94619 | Call or Text: (510) 530-1966
  • Antioch Ace | 501 Sunset Drive, Antioch CA 94509 | Call or Text: (925) 757-2500
  • Oakley Ace | 3100 Main Street #266, Oakley CA 94561 | Call or Text: (925) 625-2449
  • Pittsburg Ace | 125 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg CA 94565 | Call or Text: (925) 432-6089

Berkeley Police Association

“The Berkeley Police Association is excited to again be supporting the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in the important work they do”. 

The Berkeley Police Association was founded in 1953. Our goal is to partner with the community and provide high quality police service through community interaction and cooperation. We are committed to not only the safety of our citizens and businesses but to also providing charitable contributions to those in our community who need our help.

Berkeley Police Department is taking part in The Pink Patch Project, a national campaign that gets first responder agencies involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. WCRC is honored to be included in Berkeley Police Department’s annual campaign. They’ll be selling custom, limited-edition patches (and a brand new pin design!) to spread awareness and raise donations for our suite of programs at WCRC!

You can purchase the enamel pins for $10, commemorative patches for $5 and T-Shirts for $20 (limited quantity available), at the Front Counter of the police department (Monday-Friday, 8 am-2 pm).

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Cooper Cogburn Comedy

The vision for Cooper Cogburn is to have comedy available for all. Cooper Cogburn is dedicated to making people laugh, helping people and giving the underdog a shot. We give “up and coming” comedians a shot at a bigger stage. And we use comedy to build deeper connections with one another.

WCRC is delighted to be the beneficiary of Cooper Cogburn Presents: Stand-Up for the Cure with Emily Van Dyke on Saturday, October 21st at Drop84 in Downtown Berkeley! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to support local cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers while enjoying a night of gut-busting comedy. Gather your friends and get your tickets here.

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IBX Fitness

“At IBX, observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month is deeply important to us as it allows us to honor the strength and resilience of those close to us affected by this disease while fostering a supportive community that empowers everyone to prioritize their health and well-being.”
IBX Fitness is a group strength training studio located in Albany! Our 50-minute classes blend Iron Flow, Strength, and Cardio to give you the most efficient workout where you’ll feel the burn without feeling hurt. Our wide variety of movements, formats, and scalable intensity ensure that you’ll never be bored. Our experienced coaches can customize anything to meet you where you’re at so that you get the best workout for you regardless of your fitness level. Our workouts and community will empower you, regardless of where you’re at in your fitness journey.
Looking to try out IBX Fitness for yourself while you support WCRC’s programs for local cancer patients? They hosting a special donation-based class on Monday, October 16th, at 12 pm. Secure your spot for their STRONGER THAN CANCER class – click here! 

Laurel Burch Studios

“In the spirit of my mother Laurel Burch’s abundant generosity, I’m honored to annually donate a percentage of sales to Berkeley’s Women’s Cancer Resource Center. Laurel believed that healing takes place in the heart, one soul at a time. Her own life was challenged from birth by a rare bone disease that caused her to suffer more than 100 broken bones during her lifetime.  Many of her paintings and the collections they inspired include words and phrases within the art itself intended to comfort, inspire, encourage, and support.”  Aarin Burch 
Laurel Burch Studios is an independent woman-owned/black-owned retailer, jewelry company, and art licensing business focused on preserving the essence of renowned California artist Laurel Burch’s original artworks and inspirational spirit. Launched by Laurel’s daughter Aarin Burch in 2012, Laurel Burch Studios produces original jewelry collections based on Laurel’s one-of-a-kind pieces, and collaborates with some of the best manufacturers to offer a wide range of accessories, gifts, crafts, and home goods inspired by Laurel’s bright, bold designs. We’d love for you to visit us online and at 1345 Eighth Street in Berkeley’s Gilman district.
This year, we’re offering Laurel’s Inspire Love Print for $1 (value $12) when added to any order and we’ll donate $2 for each print ordered in October to WCRC.

Project Loving Life

Women’s Cancer Resource Center is deeply honored to be the sole beneficiary of Project Loving Life’s 13th Annual Gala and Luncheon. Each year, the community event, fashion show, and fundraiser out does itself in support of our Sister-to-Sister program. Under the leadership of its founder, Miss Bobbie Wakefield, Project Loving Life has raised a total of more than $63,000 for support groups, educational offerings, and community health advocate volunteers supporting the unique needs of African American/Black women facing a cancer diagnosis.

Thank you, Miss Bobbie and Project Loving Life, for your unwavering supporting of WCRC’s Sister to Sister program. Get your tickets here to attend the annual Gala and Luncheon Saturday, October 14th!

Walk Strong Bay Area

Walk Strong Bay Area is a seasoned group of Pink Ribbon walkers committed to raising money for the detection, treatment and a cure for breast cancer. They partner with community non-profit breast cancer organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area that provide support to people from diagnosis to recovery, one step at a time.
Established in 2018, Walk Strong Bay Area has raised over $174K over the past five years. Walk Strong Bay Area’s goal for 2023 is to raise $35K to continue the fight against breast cancer. Their 6th annual walk totaling 15 miles is taking place Saturday, October 15th!