Dancing for a Reason

October 2015 

DanceFAR 2015: Do you have your tickets yet?
Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre, San Francisco

 Excitement is building for DanceFAR, an unparalleled evening of world-class dance featuring a stellar line-up of local and international artists who give their time and talent to support the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
This spectacular event includes performances by American Ballet Theater principals Marcelo Gomes and Stella Abrera, Danielle Rowe (formerly of Nederlands Dans Theatre), Garen Scribner performing with San Francisco Ballet principal Dores André
, and artists from the Bay Area’s leading dance companies. 

Garen Scribner (currently appearing in An American in Paris on Broadway) and André
will be performing an excerpt from 
An American in Paris ballet from the Broadway production, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.
Tickets are selling fast, so get yours now and be part of this amazing, one-night-only showcase and popular after-party.


We Dance for a Reason

DanceFAR Co-founder James Sofranko talks about his “Reason to Dance” on behalf of cancer prevention and why he is so passionate about creating the DanceFAR event. Watch his young son Jack steal the show! 


Marin County’s Dramatic Drop in Breast Cancer 

Fewer women in Marin County are getting breast cancer and fewer women are dying from this disease, according to a report issued recently by CPIC scientists. We have seen a significant downward trend in breast cancer incidence and mortality, and Marin’s rates are now in line with rates in other parts of California, the researchers said.


 Why do so many of us “fall off the bridge?”

CPIC CEO Donna Randall explores this haunting question after feeling struck by the photos accompanying obituaries of three women, each of whom was relatively young. All of the women died of cancer. Dr. Randall points to the vast discrepancy between funding for cancer prevention research and cancer treatment research in her most recent Stanford Scope blog post.


October’s message from the heart

This year for Breast Cancer Awareness month, we turned our focus to patients, families and friends by posting helpful, sometimes poignant quotes from the real people who share their wisdom in our Living with Cancer booklet. If you have ever felt at a loss as to what to say, what to do, or how to help when someone you love is in crisis, this advice is invaluable.


© Cancer Prevention Institute of California