Annual Events

The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara hosts three major events annually and is the proud recipient of funds raised by Wrangler and the Ranchero Visitadores for their Tough Enough to Wear Pink ride through Solvang.

All funds raised by Cancer Foundation events stays in Santa Barbara Country for local cancer care. We seek underwriting for all our events, with a goal that 100% of funds raised will go to the cause and not be used for event expenses or overhead.

Barbara Ireland Walk for Breast Cancer (March) features 5K, 10K and 15K course options which begin and end at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara. Proceeds from this event support breast cancer research, genetic counseling and patient navigation services. For more detail or to register for the next event, click the logo to the left.

Rancheros Visitadores Tough Enough to Wear Pink (May): This festive parade through the streets of Solvang raises money for research and support programs for breast cancer patients at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. The next ride and parade will occur on Saturday May 5th at approximately 3:30pm on Alisal Road through the town of Solvang ending at Mission Santa Ines.

Viva la Vida (June): All cancer patients and survivors in the tri-county area are invited to attend this free celebration of life in honor of our patients and their families and coincides with National Cancer Survivorship Day.

Cancer Center Walk/Run (October): The Cancer Center’s largest annual event. Participants take to the streets of Montecito for the 5K and 10K Cancer Center Walk/Run. All funds generated by this event support local cancer research and support programs. For more detail or to register for the next event, click the logo to the left.

The Cancer Foundation and Ridley-Tree Cancer Center are frequently honored as the charity of choice for various independent fundraising events, including:

  • Avon Walk/39
  • Old Mission Day Fiesta Rodeo
  • Santa Barbara Triathlon
  • Tour de California
  • Santa Claus Fun Run
  • Kalyra Golf Tournament
  • Solvang Elementary School Pink Out
  • Santa Ynez Penning Association TETWP
  • Zumbathon

We thank the event organizers, participants and community for their support of local cancer care.