We’re thrilled to invite you to the Show Up For Breast Cancer Gala, an event that goes beyond celebration – it’s a resounding commitment to advancing breast health care. Set against the timeless backdrop of the historic CAROLANDS Chateau in Hillsborough, California, this gala promises an unforgettable evening of purpose and elegance with a mission that resonates deeply within our community. 


Breast Health Excellence: San Mateo County Health Foundation collaborates closely with San Mateo Medical Center to provide the best possible breast cancer information and diagnostic tools for underserved residents. In 2014, the Medical Center made significant strides with digital mammography but the changing healthcare landscape now deems 3D imaging the industry standard. With our commitment to leading-edge care, our goal is to implement 3D imaging to enhance diagnostic accuracy and improve our patients’ lives.


Elevating Care: Join us in October, where your contributions will help upgrade two 2D mammography machines to 3D technology, capable of detecting 20-65% more invasive breast cancers than 2D alone, with an average increase of 41%. Your gift isn’t just a donation; it’s a chance to save lives.


An Evening of Unity: The gala is a call to action that goes beyond a single night. We’re fusing historic elegance with a commitment to healthcare excellence, creating an unforgettable experience. Together, let’s take a stand for breast health and elevate our community’s well-being. 


If you are unable to join us you can still support our cause. Please consider making a donation HERE.



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Keynote Speaker, Sarafina Nance


Sarafina Nance is an astrophysicist, analog astronaut, author, speaker, and science communicator. She holds several degrees in physics and astronomy and is a passionate women’s health advocate.

Diagnosed with the cancer-causing BRCA gene mutation in her early 20’s, she chose to have a preventative double-mastectomy at age 26 to lower her extremely high risk of breast cancer (87%). She has been an outspoken figure in women’s health advocacy efforts and is vocal about her journey, as well as the importance of genetic testing, self-checks, and preventative medicine.

Learn more about Sarafina and her mission.

The Venue



Please note that this is an adult-only event.

Attire: Formal, Black Tie Optional

For more information about the CAROLANDS Chateau, visit their website.

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, we kindly ask that attendees adhere to the property rules listed below. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

  1. Guests are asked to refrain from wearing narrow heels that may damage antique floors.
  2. As a courtesy to its neighbors, Carolands Foundation requires guests to use complimentary Valet Parking.


Thank you for your interest- the gala is sold out! If you have already purchased your tickets but need to make your meal choice and let us know of any dietary restrictions and preference for seating, please refer to the email you received from San Mateo County Health Foundation. 


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the foundation at



Raffle Prize: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Experience the charm of Sonoma with a 2-night weekend stay at the luxurious Sonoma Mission Inn. This package includes a gift certificate for a memorable dining or spa experience at the inn. Enjoy a gift card to Ciccio, a celebrated Northern California-Italian restaurant in Yountville. Savor every moment in the heart of California’s wine country. As an added activity, join Chef Rosetta Costantino of Cooking with Rosetta in a cooking class for two at her Bay Area kitchen studio.


Those who had purchased tickets by September 13th will receive one complimentary raffle ticket for each gala ticket purchased!  




The Grand Mayan Luxury Resort Vacation

Embark on an unforgettable 7-night visit to a Grand Mayan Luxury Resort in Mexico. Choose from five mesmerizing destinations: Cancun-Riviera Maya, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Peñasco, and Acapulco. This package includes a Grand Mayan Master Room designed for 2 adults and 2 children. Enjoy the resort’s amenities and world-class restaurants and partake in activities for all ages. Their dedicated staff will cater to your every whim with their unparalleled service ensuring your vacation will leave you every bit relaxed and rejuvenated. Explore the distinct beauty of your chosen location, discovering new and exciting ways to create cherished memories in Mexico. 

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New York City Getaway: Discover the Heart of NYC

Enjoy a 3-night weekend stay at the AC Hotel Marriott Times Square or a similar upscale hotel, placing you at the center of NYC’s iconic attractions. Plus another 2-night stay in the luxurious Horizon Suite at ModernHaus SoHo, featuring breathtaking city views. You’ll also receive 2 tickets to the Broadway production of your choice. Taste a rich tapestry of cuisines offered at the finest restaurants or embark on a culinary journey at Eataly, courtesy of a dining gift card. For some well-deserved retail therapy, make use of a gift certificate to the prestigious Bergdorf Goodman. This package is your ticket to an unforgettable adventure in the city that never sleeps.

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Indulge in a Chef’s Bespoke Dinner

Savor an exquisite dining experience for 8 in the comfort of your home, artfully crafted by the renowned Chef David Nayfeld of Che Fico. Elevate your soirée with captivating floral arrangements and a stunning tablescape, meticulously curated by the creative minds at Floro & Fauna. Their expert event coordination ensures a seamless and memorable evening. Enhance your culinary journey with perfectly paired wines, courtesy of Calligraphy Wine.

This exceptional package promises an evening of gourmet delights and cherished moments shared with friends and loved ones. 

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Golden State Warriors VIP Experience

Get ready for a slam dunk evening with our exclusive Golden State Warriors package. You and a guest will enjoy the game in style with two coveted floor seats in Center Court Section 110. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and greet former Warriors player Festus Ezeli, a key player in the Warriors’ championship-winning seasons . Relax and indulge in the JP Morgan Lounge, offering gourmet catering and a variety of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. What’s more, your experience includes a Champagne & Caviar Tasting! No need to stress about parking; your package includes a pass for the Chase Center garage.

Seize this opportunity to witness the Warriors in action, in absolute luxury.


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Live Art Masterpiece by Amanda “Rusti” Burkman 

Prepare to be captivated by Amanda “Rusti” Burkman’s extraordinary live art performance at the gala. With a remarkable career spanning over a decade, Rusti’s innovative artistry has graced galleries, private collections, and charitable fundraisers. 

Her passion for music, community, and infusing beauty into the world converge in her unique “Paint Chip Mosaic Series.” Through this innovative technique, she breathes life into her subjects, whether landscapes, admired figures, or surreal compositions. 

Rusti’s live painting at the gala promises to be a captivating journey, with the resulting masterpiece auctioned at the event. Don’t miss this chance to witness art in motion and potentially own a one-of-a-kind creation by this remarkable artist. 


Stay Tuned for More Exciting Prizes …