To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Announces Three New Board Members

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Announces

Three New Board Members

Kentfield, CA (August, 2015) — To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation announces the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors – Shari Dagg, Kristen Bennett, and Linda Dowsett. The three new members will support the board’s efforts in raising awareness for To Celebrate Life’s programs, events, and fundraisers.   


“The spirit of our founders and their vision for this Foundation is once again mirrored in our three newest Board members – Shari, Kristen and Linda,” said Jeanne Capurro, To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Board President. “We are delighted and fortunate to welcome them to active leadership roles for To Celebrate Life.”


Shari Dagg comes to the Foundation with extensive business and life experience. After spending more than 20 years in corporate America and achieving two advanced degrees in business, Shari retired to Yellowstone National Park, where she became the acting COO for the Yellowstone Park Foundation. She also spent several years working on a grizzly bear study, a wolf study, and a bird study in the park. Shari became certified as a First Responder and helped with search and rescue in the park’s backcountry.


After arriving in California in 2010, she completed projects for organizations ranging from tutoring young students to supporting federal agencies overseas.


Kristen Bennett has been involved with the Foundation as a model mom, event co- chair, and escort lead. She comes to the Foundation with over 30 years of executive administrative experience, and brings with her organizational skills and insight.


Kristen lives in Mill Valley where she enjoys gardening, cooking, golf and spending time with family and friends.


Linda Dowsett first volunteered for the Foundation’s annual gala and fashion show, Stepping Out to Celebrate Life in 1999, in support of a co-worker and friend diagnosed with breast cancer.  For many years, she volunteered to park cars, work the silent auction, feed volunteers and be a model dresser.  It was a very powerful and positive experience, including watching more friends model, and survive cancer.


She is celebrating her 10 year anniversary at Blue Shield of California in October, as Director of Data Management Services in Information Technology.  Linda lives in Marin with her husband Drew, their two dogs and two cats.


            To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation is a volunteer-based organization whose mission is to raise funds and grant financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that provide emergency and direct services to underserved people living with breast cancer throughout the Bay Area. Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has raised and distributed over $4.25 million to Bay Area non-profits that help people who are dealing with breast cancer or who have breast health concerns.  For more information, call (415) 455-5882 or visit

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