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CTA-LogoClear The Air Film Fest

March 2018

Breathe California’s Clear The Air Film Fest is a competition that invites high school and junior high school students as well as members of youth focused community organizations to create short films promoting lung health awareness and advocacy. Learn about the 2017 winners and finalists, and view their films on the Clear The Air Film Fest website.


52 Marathons in 52 Weeks

Special Event: January 1 – December 31, 2017

Greg McQuaid, a lifelong asthmatic, former smoker AND Breathe California Golden Gate’s newest Board member, is off and running to support his favorite non-profit! He will run a full 26.2 mile marathon every single week in 2017! Watch this inspirational video about Greg’s amazing undertaking, and be sure and visit Greg’s web page for details or to join him on a run.


Breathe California VIP party

December 2017

Every year, Breathe California honors the donors, volunteers, community partners and board members that meaningfully contribute to our work in Bay Area communities. This is a fun, relaxed evening where attendees can learn more about our programs and services, and help us ring in the holiday season by celebrating our volunteer rock stars as we award them the Board Leadership Award, Community Partner of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Philanthropist of the Year.


B4B-LogoBike 4 Breath

Breathe California’s Bike 4 Breath charity ride celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016!  Over the decades, the event has encouraged riders to raise awareness and funds to promote lung health and clean air policy in the greater Bay Area. Here are some great photos from B4B 2016.

Bike 4 Breath will be on hold for 2017. In recent years, the costs to produce the event have outweighed the fundraising benefits, leaving little or no “profit” to invest in our core services. Although our riders and volunteers genuinely love the ride, many of you have told us that you would prefer to see your donations invested more directly into the serious lung health issues facing our community.

We encourage you to participate in our Board Member “Irish Greg” McQuaid’s 52 Marathons 52 Weeks campaign if you you would like to support Breathe California and the critical programs and services that we bring to Bay Area communities.