Annual Events

At the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group we understand that bringing the community together is an excellent way to raise awareness, consciousness and necessary funds to keep important services available to our friends, families and community members suffering from cancer. We also understand that we can enjoy one another’s company while we do it. Please join us at one or all of our annual events and experience the joy of making an important contribution to our Santa Cruz community.

All proceeds benefit the following Santa Cruz County organizations:
Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, Katz Cancer Resource Center, UCSC Cancer Research, WomenCARE and Teen Kitchen Project.


20th Annual
Spring Forward Against Cancer Gala

Senson House, Cabrillo College
Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Cocktail Reception. Gourmet Seated Dinner. Live Music. Dancing. Silent Art and Wine Auction. Live Auction of Local Fine Jewelry, Vacation Packages and more…

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Spring Forward Against

Grandmothers' Tennis Tournament
Tennis Club of Rio Del Mar
Saturday, May 9, 2015.

You have to be a grandmother in order to play! The day includes fun tennis, great food, granny comraderie with raffle prizes and clothing by Debb'sTennis Shop. There are A, B, and C divisions with a special bragging board for posting photos of all the granddarlings.

Spring Forward Against Cancer Tennis Tournament


New Leaf Community Market’s
Taste at the Tee

Seascape Golf Club
Thursday, July 23, 2015.

Join us for our 5th annual Taste at the Tee Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 23. This year we have selected Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group as the recipient for the money we raise with the tournament.

Sponsor: There are many ways in which you can support the tournament this year. Download a sponsorship packet. Pay for your sponsorship by credit card: Register Online.

Play: $150 per player. Included is lunch, dinner, fun hole challenges and more. There will be a raffle and silent auction.

Taste of the Tee

Gourmet Grazing on the Green
Food, Wine & Beer Festival

Aptos Village Park
Saturday, September 19

Held at beautiful Aptos Village Park, Grazing on the Green is a fabulous day of fine wine, excellent food and live music! Spend the afternoon sampling the delicious flavors from dozens of the finest local restaurants and local wineries. Also, Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group is honored to welcome you to meet and greet our Beneficiaries who are our special guests at the event. This year will mark our 12th Annual event.

Ticket prices includes all food and wine tastings all day.
Plus a wine glass.


Gourmet Grazing on the Green

Skye Tent Skin Cancer Screenings
2015 Dates: TBD

Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group in partnership with Dr. James Beckett and his team of Santa Cruz County based volunteer dermatologists are providing free skin screenings and treatment information at outdoor events throughout the county. The 10'x20' pavilion within which the doctors perform the screenings was christened the Skye Tent to honor the memory of local surfer and UCSC student Skye Ksander whose courageous battle with metastatic melanoma provided inspiration to many.

Gourmet Grazing on the Green