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GIS for Community Impact: From Technology to Translation

Tuesday,  April 14, 2015 8:30AM-4:30PM - The California Endowment, Oakland, CA

Thank you for joining us for an informative and interactive workshop on using geographic data for research and interventions on breast and other cancer risk factors. Geographic data has the potential to make a significant contribution to the identification and quantification of environmental and social factors that impact our health.

ca mapHighlights:

  • Case studies of how researchers have used GIS to explore breast cancer risk factors
  • Community organizations demonstrating how geographic data are translated and applied



Who should attend: environmental and breast cancer advocates, academic and community-based researchers, public health professionals, public policy leaders, health educators and community members.

Together we will generate ideas and partnerships for community-engaged breast cancer studies using GIS technologies and approaches.


Pre-Workshop Short-course: Space Time Analysis for Health and the Environment

Monday, April 13, 2015 8:30AM-4:30PM - The California Endowment, Oakland, CA

This 1-day class provided instruction on the space-time analysis of data relating health events to potential sources of environmental exposures. Examples of data included 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. We focused on chronic diseases, such as cancer.

Instructor: Geoffrey Jacquez, PhD

Suitable for: students, environmental and health faculty, researchers and community activists (a basic understanding of data and statistics would be useful)


  • Hands-on methods training with supported exercises
  • 1-year SpaceStat software license
  • Lunch, beverages and breaks


  • Your Windows-compatible laptop with SpaceStat installed (license included)

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.


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.