BAYS Events

BAYS hosts events to support young people with breast
cancer in the Bay Area. Our breast cancer support events
span San Francisco, the East Bay, the North
Bay, the South Bay, and virtual space.

Breast Cancer Support During COVID-19

To protect the health and safety of our members, we have only held virtual BAYS-sponsored events since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include virtual support groups, writing retreats, book clubs, and fun events such as ‘80s Music Bingo. Our events remained virtual through 2021, and we will begin limited in-person events with full safety precautions (vaccines required at all events, masks and social distancing required indoors, social distancing required outdoors) in 2022. These safety precautions are to protect our community, many of whom are immunocompromised due to treatment.

When in-person events are possible…

BAYS offers monthly support group meetings with free childcare and community-building events, including hikes, picnics, and more. Events offer support for young breast cancer patients during diagnosis, chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and beyond.

Events have also included educational events on reiki and healing touch therapy, medical marijuana, lymphedema, and physical intimacy after cancer. BAYS also offers a special support group called Mets in the City (MITC) for young people with metastatic breast cancer.

Annual Events

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Holiday Party

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BAYS Commonweal Retreats (2-3 annually)

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BAYS Memorial Garden Volunteer Days

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BAYS Writing Workshops

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Sex in the City, an evening for BAYS women with Sueann Mark

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Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

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San Francisco Pride Parade - BAYS marches in the parade

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Beats for Boobs

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UCSF Taste for the Cure

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Breast Cancer Fund Peak Hike for Prevention

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BAYS Clothing Swaps

Recurring Events

Please see the calendar for the full schedule of events.
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BAYS Monthly Virtual Zoom Support Groups

1st Sunday morning, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST
2nd Thursday evening, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
3rd Sunday morning, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
4th Tuesday evening, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM PST
* Please note that if a Sunday meeting falls on a holiday, it gets pushed to the following Sunday
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MITC Zoom Virtual Support Groups

1st Tuesday afternoon, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
3rd Tuesday afternoon, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST

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BAYS Memorial Garden Community Meetings

Please join us as we solicit community input and gather ideas for park improvement. We want to collaborate with the neighborhood as we design and build a special place where we can celebrate and recognize those we have lost to this disease. For more details, click here.

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Member-Initiated Events

We encourage our young breast cancer community to initiate events. When in-person events resume, we will offer financial support for those events because we understand how isolating breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship can be.