Events

Kendra Scott Gives Back Fundraiser

December 17, 2022, Kendra Scott (UTC) 10am-12pm PT

Looking for some holiday bling for you or that special someone? Want to make a difference for young adults with cancer? You are in luck!! Mark your calendar and join us at Kendra Scott UTC for Sips & Sweets on Saturday, December 17th, 10am-12pm Pacific Time.

Not able to make the in-store event? No Problem!! Shop online at kendrascott.com December 17-18, 2022 and enter the b-present code (GIVEBACK-DIAPR) in the “Enter Coupon Code” field either in your cart or at checkout.

20% of all in-store and online sales benefit b-present.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you there!

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Kendra Scott Gives Back Fundraiser

Glow Party at the Beach with ‘American Idol’ Alum Avalon Young

September 22, 2022, Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center

Enjoy good food, fun, and friends at the beach with music by American Idol Alum Avalon Young + DJ Rios. Celebrate the end of summer and reconnect with friends—all while supporting young adults with cancer. Enjoy the ocean views and good company as you dine seaside with old friends and new, sip complimentary cocktails at sunset, and join in on all of our glow-themed activities and the chance to win exciting prizes. Tickets include three free cocktails, tasty California cuisine and dessert, musical performances, and access to all activities.

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Glow Party at the Beach with ‘American Idol’ Alum Avalon Young

Spark Tank: Shining a Light on Social Isolation After Cancer

September 21, 2022, Del Mar, CA

In this fun, inspiring, and interactive innovation workshop, young adult cancer survivors and their support community are invited to join us beachside in Del Mar, CA to connect and discuss the challenges, gaps and barriers that lead to social isolation and poor mental health after a cancer diagnosis. Together we will brainstorm solutions that spark change and lead to improved quality of life and a brighter future for this underserved community. There will be ample time for connection, motivational keynotes, team building, activities, innovating, problem solving, and beach walks. Registration for the event is free, but space is limited. This is a unique, first of its kind event – you won’t want to miss it!

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Spark Tank: Shining a Light on Social Isolation After Cancer

Cancer Rebellion Watch Party and Community Conversation

April 6, 2022, Virtual Event, 530 pm (Pacific Time)

Join the rebellion for one special night of connection! Enjoy a Cancer Rebellion Watch Party and live chat with Director Hernan Barangan and AYAs survivors featured in the film. We’re rallying AYA cancer survivors and supporters from all 50 states to help us achieve record breaking attendance for the most AYAs connected across the country during a single virtual event!

Event is FREE to attend. Click link below to reserve your spot.

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Cancer Rebellion Watch Party and Community Conversation

Northwestern Mutual x b-present First Annual Pickleball Tournament

April 2, 2022, Pickleball Training Center, Poway, CA, 10am-1pm

The La Jolla Northwestern Mutual Office is excited to be hosting the first annual Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, April 2nd, from 10am – 1pm benefitting b-present Foundation. To participate, singles can donate $100, and doubles can donate $200. 100% of donations go to b-present programs supporting young adults with cancer. Participation includes lunch, swag, and 32-team bracket play! Last day to sign up is Friday, March 25th. We’ll collect your donation at the event.

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Northwestern Mutual x b-present First Annual Pickleball Tournament

TapRoom Happy Hour with Northwestern Mutual

March 8, 2022, TapRoom (Pacific Beach), 5-8pm PT

Northwestern Mutual – La Jolla is hosting a Happy Hour Fundraiser from 5-8pm on Tuesday, March 8th at SD TapRoom in Pacific Beach. Come raise a glass as we raise some cash for b-present and support young adults with cancer.

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TapRoom Happy Hour with Northwestern Mutual

The Journey to b-present: Three Stories of Friendship, Support, Grief and Hope

February 16, 2022, Virtual Event, 6-7PM PT

In the midst of their junior year at colleges across California, Kelly, Bri, and Jordann received the news of Kirsten’s cancer diagnosis. Join us as they share their unique experiences as supporters, the challenges and lessons they learned along the way, how they have coped with the loss of their friend, and why they joined forces to co-found b-present. 

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The Journey to b-present: Three Stories of Friendship, Support, Grief and Hope

Support Squad Webinar Series: Cancer’s Impact on the Family and How to Cope

January 19, 2022, Virtual Event, 6-7pm PT

Cancer’s reach extends beyond the patient to include siblings and the family as they shift to survival mode, and attention is focused on the young adult with cancer. Siblings in particular often feel the heavy weight of the diagnosis, often masking their emotions to be strong for their family.

In Episode 6 of our Support Squad Webinar Series, Julianna Corrao, Alessandra Corrao, and Judy Wagner discuss how the diagnosis impacts young adult patients, their siblings, and the family unit. We will also provide some key tips and tools to help reduce stress, preserve normalcy, and improve the experience during a difficult and unfamiliar time.

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Support Squad Webinar Series: Cancer’s Impact on the Family and How to Cope

b-present Holiday Streamathon

December 31, 2021, Online

No one with cancer should have to face it alone, especially during the holidays. This event is focused on raising money to help young adults with cancer (AYAs) feel connected and supported throughout treatment and beyond. Starting November 30 through the end of December, we’re inviting gamers, streamers, musicians, and artists to stream their favorite games, music, artworks, and more for charity via Tiltify! With the help of talented and generous supporters like you, we can spread some holiday cheer and improve the lives of this underserved community. Start a fundraiser today!

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b-present Holiday Streamathon

Kendra Scott Gives Back Fundraiser & Happy Hour

December 18, 2021, Kendra Scott (UTC) 4-8pm

Looking for some holiday bling for you or that special someone? Want to make a difference for young adults with cancer? You are in luck!! Mark your calendar and join us at Kendra Scott UTC for Happy Hour (Sips and Sweets Included) on Saturday, December 18th, 4-8pm Pacific. Event RSVP.

Not able to make the in-store event? No Problem!! Shop online at kendrascott.com December 18-19, 2021, and enter the code GIVEBACK-BDJCW in the “Enter Coupon Code” field either in your cart or at checkout.

20% of all in-store and online sales benefit b-present.

Thanks for your support and we hope to see you there!

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Kendra Scott Gives Back Fundraiser & Happy Hour

Support Squad Webinar Series — Cancer and the Holidays: What to do when it doesn’t feel like there is much to celebrate

December 14, 2021, Virtual Event, 4-5pm PT

The holidays are typically seen as a time to celebrate, be with family and friends, exchange gifts and honor religious or other cherished traditions. When a cancer diagnosis enters the picture, patients and their caregivers can feel disconnected, isolated, and out of sync with everyone else. And for family and friends, they may struggle with what to do and say, and how to celebrate when it might feel selfish to be joyful.

Join us at 4pm PT on December 14 via Zoom for our next Support Squad Webinar Series event focused on the impact cancer has on the holidays, challenges and concerns from patients and supporters, and learn helpful tips and tools for adjusting plans and expectations to create a holiday celebration that is mindful of the current situation.

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Support Squad Webinar Series — Cancer and the Holidays: What to do when it doesn’t feel like there is much to celebrate

West Coast AYA Meet & Eat

November 10, 2021, Virtual via Zoom - 6-730pm PT

b-present Foundation, in collaboration with CHOC, Rady and Stanford AYA Programs, invites you to join your AYA peers on the west coast for a fun-filled Wednesday night. There will be no shortage of fun, games, prizes and laughter as you share a meal and an evening with friends, both old and new.  Mark your calendar and sign up early. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

DEADLINE: Sign up by 11/8/2021 and receive an e-Gift Card towards your meal. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early!!

See you online!

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West Coast AYA Meet & Eat

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