Tag archives: Breast Cancer Resource Center

Pinking About Fashion
By Richard Mineards   |   May 16, 2023

More than 170 guests were in the pink when the Breast Cancer Resource Center hosted its 15th annual THRIVE fashion show at the Montecito Club, raising $100,000. The event was originally scheduled for the club’s expansive lawn, but the unusually chilly weather forced a last-minute change to indoors where the fires were roaring. Ubiquitous DJ […]

Brems on Board
By Richard Mineards   |   January 31, 2023

Psychologist and yoga therapist Christiane Brems has joined the board of the Breast Cancer Resource Center. A breast cancer survivor herself, Brems brings a wealth of professional and personal expertise to her role. “I’m very impressed with the wholistic and integrated mission of the BCRC and I’m honored to be able to contribute to such […]

Evelyn Sullivan Receives Dorothy Shea Award
By Richard Mineards   |   November 15, 2022

Evelyn “Evie” Sullivan is the recipient of the 2022 Dorothy Shea Award from the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara, the greatest recognition by the organizationof a volunteer. The award is named for Dorothy Shea, who was a founding mother and gave the BCRC its start by providing a home rent free for several […]

Fashion with a Cause
By Richard Mineards   |   May 17, 2022

More than 100 guests were in the pink when the Breast Cancer Resource Center hosted its 14th annual THRIVE fashion show around the rustic lily pond at the Belmond El Encanto raising in excess of $75,000. Breast cancer survivors Lisa Couch, Beverly King Dorsey, Barbara Urbonas, Marietta Jablonka, Judy Blanco, and Melinda Rogers modeled fun […]

Breast Cancer Resource Center
By Lynda Millner   |   September 14, 2021

The University Club was the venue for a recent summer reception for Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC). The club’s lovely terrace was perfect for this outdoor event and Santa Barbara’s perfect weather topped it off. BCRC was honoring their board president Frank Tabar and plastic surgeon Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS. There was wine and bites […]

‘I’m Back’: Breast Cancer Resource Center Empowers Through Fashion Show
By Lynda Millner   |   May 27, 2021

Breast Cancer Resource Center’s (BCRC) main word is “Thrive.” “From the core of oneself, a Thriver taps deeply into innate courage so as to reshape and redefine life’s undesirable circumstances and emerge vibrantly anew.” To thrive is like a plant; to grow vigorously. Every year, BCRC gives a fashion show and luncheon with the models, […]

Breast Cancer Resource Center: THRIVE is Alive
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 25, 2021

Webster’s Dictionary defines thrive as a verb meaning “to grow vigorously, flourish” or “to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances.” No wonder the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara – the nonprofit that provides free educational resources and unique support services for women currently facing a breast cancer diagnosis […]

Thrive Fashion Show
By Lynda Millner   |   December 26, 2019

Ladies still do lunch and love a fashion show! We know because the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort changed their ballroom into a luncheon with runway and lights to showcase six models. They were all breast cancer survivors who had gone to the Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) for support. Prior to the show in […]

Kristin and Maile Kai
By James Buckley   |   October 17, 2019

It’s a twofold mystery: 1) How the heck my grandniece, 13-year-old Maile Kai Merrick, had the courage, fortitude, and most of all, talent and poise, to come out cold (the two had never met) and appear onstage at the Granada in front of a full house to sing a duet with veteran Broadway star Kristin […]

By Lynda Millner   |   January 10, 2019

Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) invited everyone to deck the halls for the annual tea and fashion show at the Four Seasons Biltmore. It’s always a heart-warming event because the models are breast cancer survivors and we celebrate their battle won over cancer. This year there were eight ladies strutting the runway: Karine Anderson, Debbie […]

On the Catwalk
By Richard Mineards   |   December 20, 2018

The Breast Cancer Resource Center jammed the Loggia Ballroom at the Biltmore when 165 guests turned out for the 11th annual tea and fashion show, which raised around $30,000. Board president Rose Hodge and executive director Silvana Kelly welcomed the supporters as they watched a runway show staged by Lisa Stern, owner of the Montecito […]

Best Wishes
By Richard Mineards   |   September 20, 2018

Santa Barbara’s 21-year-old Breast Cancer Resource Center found a different venue to park its annual gala fundraiser, which had 210 guests and raised around $200,000 for the non-profit. The boffo bash is normally held at the Coral Casino, but because of the devastating mudslides in January the tony beachfront locale couldn’t guarantee an opening date, […]

Tea and Fashion Show
By Lynda Millner   |   January 4, 2018

Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) board president Rose Hodge and executive director Silvana Kelly welcomed everyone to the Four Seasons Biltmore Loggia Room. “This is our 10th annual tea and fashion show and our 20th anniversary.” Prior to lunch, the ladies had been busy shopping and choosing which pot to put their free raffle tickets […]

Around the World
By Richard Mineards   |   December 14, 2017

Author and educator Dick Jorgensen, 92, has had quite the colorful life, volunteering as a teacher in China, India, Mongolia, Africa, Afghanistan, New Zealand, and Australia. Now, the Santa Barbara writer has written the second of his three planned memoirs, Yuko: Friendship Between Nations, which follows on from his vibrant first autobiography, O Tomodachi: Friend, […]