To support and empower individuals and communities affected by breast cancer. A Cause for Entertainment’s goal is to raise awareness and funds to support research, education and the individuals and families who are currently facing a breast cancer diagnosis.
A Note from Our Founder Jessica Sherman
A Cause for Entertainment was founded in 2015 with the soul purpose to raise awareness and funds to support the fight against breast cancer.
Like many, during the summer of 2008 my life was touched by cancer. My grandmother, who was my best friend, was diagnosed with both breast and colon cancer. It breaks my heart that this is just one of many stories I can tell, but it has motivated me to take action. Shortly after my grandmother was diagnosed, I started working with the Avon Foundation and began participating in the 39.3-mile walk in Santa Barbara with the largest crowd of survivors and supporters I’ve ever seen. After 6 straight years of walking and raising around $25,000 on behalf of the Avon Foundation, I was inspired to do more.
In my last year of walking, I completely destroyed my feet and had to find another way to raise money, so I chose to embrace the Avon Foundation’s DIY fundraiser, thus A Cause for Entertainment was born. With that I started planning our very first intimate gathering in Hollywood, CA, taking full advantage of the incredible list of contact I had developed over the years working in casting film and television. The night was truly a celebration of life, hosted by the hysterical Missi Pyle and a very special performance by Kate Nash.
With the support of the television/film, sports and music industries, we were able to raise approximately $18,000 in our first year, and it quickly became very clear that this couldn’t be a one time thing. So I hung up my walking shoes and started building an incredible team to support me and my dreams of making a bigger impact.
Fast forward to 2019, we are a team 7 volunteer board members, and will be celebrating our 5th anniversary and raising over $160,000 in our lifetime as an organization.
With all my heart I would like to thank you for your continued passion and support for all that we do.