Just after Ayana Mc Shate’s 27th birthday, she detected a lump—invasive breast cancer. Within days, the Modesto resident was at Stanford Women’s Cancer Center; thanks to treatment, her cancer is in remission. “It’s the best,” she said of the center. “You feel prioritized every time you come here.”
It’s those outcomes that drive Under One Umbrella, a benefit co-created by oncologist Dr. Jonathan Berek and Lisa Schatz in 2009 that’s raised $60 million to date. Lisa Goldman chaired this year’s dinner and concert by Carrie Underwood at Bing Concert Hall, which drew 375 guests and raised $3.8 million.
Attendees included Laurie Kraus Lacob, Judy Zafran, Dianne Taube, and Michele Kirsch who marked her birthday by inviting friends and making it a girl’s night out. “I’m continually touched,” said Goldman, “by how generously this community comes together to wipe out the scourge of women’s cancer.”
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography