Tuesday, April 24 , 2018, 6:02 pm | Partly Cloudy 58º


Business Network Engages in Fight Against Cancer in Santa Barbara

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Sandy Goe (WCBN CEO, Founder, Team Leader), City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte and Kim Larsen (WCBN Member, Team Leader). Click to view larger
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Sandy Goe (WCBN CEO, Founder, Team Leader), City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte and Kim Larsen (WCBN Member, Team Leader). (WCBN photo)

The Women’s Community Business Network (WCBN) took the challenge and built a team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk in Santa Barbara. Fundraising began early October, the Walk took place Oct. 17 and donations continue to roll in.

It was the first for WCBN but definitely not the last. These first-timers entitled their team “Women Networking Against Cancer,” and they attended the kick-off and informational meetings hosted by the American Cancer Society in Santa Barbara. 

They also hosted their own meet-up walks, team meetings and PINK T.G.I.F. parties. By the date of the walk their team grew to 23 team members and raised $1661 with additional donations following their network email blast inviting more support for this valuable cause.

The WCBN team, with walkers ranging in age from 19 to over 60, ranked 3rd out of 31 teams in fundraising. One of the WCBN team members ranked 4th in total donations out of 291 participants.

The venue for the 5K Walk was fabulous, the crisp morning ushered in high energy and feelings of well being and good cheer was unmatched. In attendance and acknowledged at the event included Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, County Supervisor Janet Wolf and Goleta Mayor Paula Perrotte, who shared their own personal stories of survival, were an inspiration to the assembled crowd.

Six of the WCBN Team members are cancer survivors.

Survivor Yanet Solis was diagnosed with breast cancer in her late teens. They found it early and she was able to beat it. Now 32, Solis is married with two children and breast-cancer free. She is a realtor for Casa Realty in Santa Barbara and donates a percentage of her commission to the ACS Breast Cancer Association.  

Although Breast Cancer Awareness month has ended, awareness continues every moment of the year for many. The American Cancer Society provides year-round support for cancer patients and cancer survivors.  

The WCBN, also provides year-round support for professional women in business, and encourages supporting the community through activities such as the Making Strides project.

The WCBN is an organization launched in 2011 by CEO and Co-Founder, Sandy Goe, to connect women business owners, entrepreneurs and business professionals with one another; providing opportunities for them to connect, learn and network.  

Founded on principles of honoring God and serving others, WCBN's involvement with special projects as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a natural match.

For more information on joining the Women’s Community Business Network, visit www.WCBN.net. For specific questions, email [email protected].  

Click here for more information on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or to make a donation.

— Sandy Goe is the CEO and Co-Founder of WCBN.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >