October 12-13, 2019 marks the 11th annual San Quentin C.A.R.E.S. walk for breast cancer. Since 2008, a committee of men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison have planned and organized this two day walk in the prison yard, which raises funds and awareness for breast cancer, while building community both inside and outside of the prison. Since the walk began, hundreds have participated and nearly $50,000 has been raised to support Bay Area organizations that support women and their families facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
In order to participate in the walk, each person inside the prison pledges to donate $5 to support the cause, and we ask a $35 minimum suggested donation from those joining us from the outside.
This year, the men have again chosen the Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC) to be the recipients of all funds raised. WCRC helps women with cancer improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance. They provide critical services and programs such as emergency financial assistance, cancer navigation, support groups, health and wellness classes, mental health services, and other holistic support services to clients as they go through treatment.
Please consider making a donation today to support San Quentin C.A.R.E.S. and the Women’s Cancer Resource Center. If you would like to join us for the walk weekend, please complete this sign-up form by August 19, 2019:
Please contact Sami Feld (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Thank you for your support!
The San Quentin C.A.R.E.S. Committee