Friends Fighting Cancer Spotlight


We are so grateful to our Friends Fighting Cancer: individuals and organizations who host fundraising events to benefit cancer research at UCLA. These events promote both cancer awareness and the important work of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) in the community.

Par for the Cure

JoAnn Esposito

Challenging Cancer With Charity

JoAnn Esposito is a stage four breast cancer survivor who continues to fight the disease by raising funds for crucial breast cancer research. She was diagnosed in March of 2003 after a lump in her neck was removed to determine she had metastatic breast cancer.

Jeanne Hersh

Jeanne Hersh

Fundraising to Fight Women's Cancer

Meet Jeanne Hersh, a top individual fundraiser for the 17th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women Los Angeles and a proud member of the UCLA Fights Women's Cancer team. Jeanne has participated in the run/walk since 2002 and has been one of the top four individual fundraisers every year since 2004.

Alexandra Nilsson and Rebecca Corbera (San Fernando Valley Guild)

A Labor of Love

Two sisters are on a heartfelt mission to continue the philanthropic work of their late mother, who was passionate about raising funds for cancer research at the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation at UCLA.


David Richman

Fundraising Success with New Online Tools

David Richman claims he is no athlete. Yet on June 30th he demonstrated extraordinary athleticism, running 100 miles from Santa Barbara to Manhattan Beach, to raise money for cancer research at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.