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Bras for the Cause Breast Cancer Walk
The walk date is May 7, 2022. 
Walk logistics: 
 4:00pm Registration Opens * 6:00pm Walk Starts
The ~8k (~5 mile) Walk starts & ends at 
Amador Valley Community Park**, 4301 Black Ave., Downtown Pleasanton, CA 
(See map)
**The event's home base will be an open space venue to better address the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. After turning right from Santa Rita Road onto Black Avenue, the entrance to our home base is past the Aquatic Center and accessible through the third driveway on the right at the Park facility. We will be set-up near the playground area. 
2022 Bra Walk Registration is now closed. Donations are still being accepted for this walk. Please click on the Make A Donation tab on the Home page to donate to this important cause. Thank you! 

While walkers are not required to wear decorated bras to participate in the Bras for the Cause Walk, many do (click on Important Links to see videos of past walks).  And, it is a lot of fun to wear a decorated bra and see how creative others can be! We also have prizes for some of those that do decorate and wear bras. Our wonderful judging group, the Pleasanton NCL Sustainers, have chosen the decorating categories for past Bras for the Cause walk. Below is the list of the 2022 Bras for the Cause Walk decorating categories.
* Best Brozier (individual or team)   * Best Electric Light Show (individual or team)
Most Creative Individual Event Theme (It Takes A Village)     * Best Show Stopper Team
* Most Creative Team Event Theme (It Takes A Village)
* Most Creative Small Group (group of 6 and under)
Most Creative Large Group (group of 7 or more)    * Most Inspirational (individual or team)
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Honor Your Honoree
      As part of our celebration of our final Bras for the Cause Walk, we have decided to hail our Honoree segment a little different this year. Breast Cancer affects many people – those currently fighting their battle, those that are survivors, those that we have lost and those that support all these fighters. Instead of choosing and highlighting only one individual person as this walk’s “Honoree,” we want to honor as many people as we can. We want this year’s participants to choose someone they want to Honor – the whole Village will get a chance to show off the varied people and reasons they take part in our walks. To further this, we are encouraging all walkers, as well as volunteers and staff, to recognize or share the person(s) or reason you may be participating in this Breast Cancer walk. This underscores this year’s theme, “It Takes A Village.” This recognition could be achieved by decorating the back of your bra/bra strap area or shirt with a printed picture, a name, a quote, etc., that is significant to the reason for participating in the day’s event. On event day, we will have paper, markers and safety pins for those that decide that day to add this to their shirt.
     Additionally, as in the past, we will have luminary bags available to decorate during “pre-walk” time to honor those that you are walking for that have/had breast cancer. Many attendees have attached a picture to the luminary bags of the person they are honoring. At the end of the walk route, a luminary path will be set up lighting the walkers return to our staging area and After-walk festivities. 
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Women Informed to Screen Depending OMeasures of risk, also known as the WISDOM Study, is a clinical study led by Dr. Laura J. Esserman, MD, MBA, Director of the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center at UC San Francisco (UCSF). WISDOM is working to improve breast cancer prevention and screening by comparing two clinically approved approaches to breast screening: annual screening and a personalized approach based on a woman's individual risk factors for developing breast cancer, including genetic markers. Any woman between 40-74 years old, who has never personally had breast cancer or DCIS, and lives in the United States, is eligible to join. Participation in the WISDOM Study is simple and the enrollment process will only take 15-20 minutes. Almost everything is done online, and no additional clinic visits are required. For more information, and/or if you are interested in joining the study, please go to    

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Click for ROUTE & CHEERING STATIONS MAP to see the walk route of our May 7th walk, and where family, friends and spectators can cheer the Walkers on during Walk Night! This map shows the new start and end location for this year's walk at Amador Valley Community Park.  
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2020 Bra Walk Funds Distributed 

  Tri-Valley SOCKs sends a sincere THANK YOU to our Event Partners, Walkers, Walker Sponsors, and our Volunteers whose efforts allowed us to grant $62,000.60 to our Beneficiaries for the 2020 period without our beloved Bra Walk taking place! Please click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page for distribution details. 
   Together we are a fierce group that understands that Breast Cancer did not go away even though our day to day lives have been altered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
   Together we made a difference in our combined goal to see a world without Breast Cancer.
   Together, with our prior year's distributions, we can proclaim that we have granted over $2,000,000 since our very first Bras for the Cause Walk!
   TOGETHER we made this happen so sending great big virtual hugs to all!! Thank you!  
-- Dec. 2020
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