Events

Support Squad Webinar Series — Cancer Support 101: A Friend’s Guide to Authentic Support After a Diagnosis

August 18, 2021, 5-6:30 pm PT via Zoom

Support from friends is vital to a cancer survivor’s quality of life and health outcomes, but young adults often lack the experience to know what to say or how to help. On August 18th, we’ll set you up for the path of authentic support after a diagnosis.  If you’re an AYA with cancer, register and invite your family and friends to attend too!

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Support Squad Webinar Series — Cancer Support 101: A Friend’s Guide to Authentic Support After a Diagnosis

Support Squad Webinar Series – It’s a Two-Way Street: Why Good Communication Matters for Everyone

July 21, 2021, 5-6:30 pm PT via Zoom

Asking for and offering support after a cancer diagnosis should not be complicated, but it is. What is it about cancer that suddenly makes communication amongst friends so difficult? Good communication is a two-way street and is key to every aspect of the cancer experience, the quality of our connections, and ultimately our experience as a survivor or supporter.

We’re excited to welcome special guests Dr. Juli Fraga and Colter Ray from Empathy Bootcamp and Brendan McDonald from Uncomfortable Revolution. This webinar will give attendees an overview of communication challenges and offer some tips and techniques to navigate the interactions so that AYAs can stay connected and provide meaningful support consistent with patient needs.

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Support Squad Webinar Series – It’s a Two-Way Street: Why Good Communication Matters for Everyone

AYA Cancer 101: Understanding the Road Ahead

June 16, 2021, Webinar via Zoom, 5-630pm PT

 “I have cancer” is the last thing you want to hear from a friend. What often makes things worse is the confusing and overwhelming info regarding what a cancer diagnosis actually means for an adolescent or young adult. 

Moderated by b-present CEO, Abby Westerman, we are excited to have special guests Stephanie Scoletti (Young Adult Survivors United), Hernan Barangan (Cancer Rebellion), and Kayla Fulginiti (Dear Jack Foundation) share their unique experience and perspective with us in Part 2 of our Support Squad webinar series. We’ll be diving deeper into the AYA cancer experience and terminology, talking about the unique challenges, and providing the info friends need to provide support from a place of empathy and understanding rather than fear of the unknown.

Whether you are a supporter interested in learning more, a supportive team that wants to learn as a group, or you want to share this experience with your newly diagnosed friend, this is another great opportunity to get the conversation started.

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AYA Cancer 101: Understanding the Road Ahead

Virtual WTF – Wine Tasting Fundraiser

June 13, 2021, Virtual Event, 4-5:30pm PT

Not your average WTF! Join b-present for an at-home wine tasting happy hour led by wine experts from Koi Zen Cellars. Ticket holders will receive a tasting kit with five different 2oz bottles of Koi Zen Cellars handcrafted wines, small food pairings of breadsticks and chocolate, and a copy of the “Zen Steps of Wine Tasting.” The experience is designed to satisfy the curiosity of both beginner wine drinkers and experts alike.

There will be no shortage of fun surprises. Whether you will be drinking solo, pairing up with your bestie, or having the crew over for pre-dinner drinks, we promise a unique and fun WTF experience! We look forward to making pour decisions with you there! 😉

 

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Virtual WTF – Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Support Squad Webinar Series – I Just Heard My Friend Has Cancer, What Do I Do?

May 19, 2021, 5-6:30pm PT via Zoom

New to the #SupportSquad or know someone who is? In our new webinar series, we’re breaking down the basics. Moderated by our own Justin Peters, we are excited to have special guests Kara Noskoff and brothers Nick and Steve Giallourakis share their experience with us in this first webinar of the series. We’ll be chatting about the challenges adolescents and young adults (AYAs) face after a cancer diagnosis and share essential tips for how to be present and stay connected.

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Support Squad Webinar Series – I Just Heard My Friend Has Cancer, What Do I Do?

Drive-Up Dueling Pianos featuring The Killer Dueling Pianos

September 19, 2020, Kit Carson Park - Escondido, CA

Back by popular demand! Join us for our Drive-Up Dueling Pianos show ft. The Killer Dueling Pianos—a drive-in theater-style live performance benefitting the b-present Foundation.

Prepare for an interactive show that’s equal parts rock concert and comedy. Our A-List Talent, The Killer Dueling Pianos, will have you dancing in your car, laughing, and singing along to your favorite hits of all time. Have a favorite song you want to hear? Be ready to request it at the show.

Each Drive-Up Dueling Pianos ticket guarantees you and your passengers a parking spot at this first of its kind musical experience at our exclusive venue. Mark your calendar and tell your friends!  This event is sure to sell out, and you won’t want to miss the nonstop fun.

Interested in sponsoring the event or know a local business that would be? Contact us.

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Drive-Up Dueling Pianos featuring The Killer Dueling Pianos

Wrapped In Presence Virtual Blanket Making Event

August 31, 2020, Virtual Event

The b-present Foundation has partnered with Fleece & Thank You for a virtual blanket making event to help create fleece blankets for children and young adults facing extended hospital stays. Open to the public, the event takes place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (PDT).

Blanket kits for participants are available for purchase online from F&TY through Aug. 24, or attendees may bring their own blanket kits. After finishing the blankets, participants can upload a personalized video message for the recipient through F&TY’s proprietary video platform.

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Wrapped In Presence Virtual Blanket Making Event

Dueling Pianos at Dusk with b-present

October 19, 2019, San Diego

Join us under the stars at Quartyard, San Diego’s trendiest concert venue, for our fall fundraiser on October 19th from 6-10 pm! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind party filled with food, drinks, and nonstop dueling pianos to raise funds for a great cause.

Prepare for a show that’s equal parts concert and comedy. Our A-List Talent, The Killer Dueling Pianos, will have you dancing, laughing and singing along to your favorite hits of all time.

Can’t make the event, but want to help us reach our fundraising goal? All donations from this event will be matched by a private donor, up to $5,000! Donate here and be sure to enter “Fall Fundraiser” in the note section.

Interested in sponsoring the event or know a local business that would be?  Contact us.

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Dueling Pianos at Dusk with b-present

Cancer Rebellion Movie Screening

July 11, 2019, San Diego

What is it really like to have cancer as a teenager? 🤔 In the new documentary Cancer Rebellion, Hernan Barangan goes on a yearlong journey to all 50 states to uncover the stories of others who’ve also been diagnosed with cancer in their youth to capture the essence of what it is to be young and fight cancer in the United States today.

We hope you will join us for this very special evening at the beach in Del Mar. Director Hernan Barangan is an inspiring young adult cancer survivor, and his film gives young adults diagnosed with cancer a voice in the community. As he says, “We must change the cancer experience. When we shout together, we will be heard.”

Check out our Cancer Rebellion Event Recap.

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Cancer Rebellion Movie Screening

b-present Beerathon

March 30, 2019, Second Chance Beer Co, San Diego

We are so excited to announce our first fundraiser of 2019! Come join us for a fun-filled night at Second Chance Beer Co. on March 30th from 5-9pm in Carmel Mountain, San Diego.

We want to give cancer patients a second chance, a fighting chance, by ensuring they have a strong support network that keeps their spirits high throughout their cancer journey.

Donations from this fundraiser will help finalize our b-there tool, an online platform that enables young adult patients and their supporters to stay connected in the best ways possible. We look forward to sharing more about the tool and future plans at the fundraiser — you will be the FIRST to witness the b-there experience.

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b-present Beerathon