At long last I’ve worked my way out of the primordial slime that encases a novice book author and climbed into a world of public appearances.
Next up, I will be the prime speaker at a charity event that will benefit Zero Breast Cancer, a San Rafael-based nonprofit dedicated to identifying environmental factors that may trigger the disease.
The “Make a Point for Good” event—in support of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month—will be held from 11am to 4pm, Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Cavallo Point store, The Mercantile.
I will be speaking at 3pm, about male caregiving and my VitalityPress book, “Rollercoaster: How a man can survive his partner’s breast cancer.” A book signing will follow my talk.
The charity event also will spotlight complimentary Luzern mini-facials, a Kathy Komei Designs trunk show and a cooking school display.
Cavallo Point—which features a spa, restaurant, lodge and cooking school—plans to donate a portion of its entire month’s proceeds to ZBC. The facility is located at 601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, in Sausalito.
Rose Barlow, executive director of ZBC, and I previously appeared together on a weekly KPIX-TV interview show, “Mosaic,” that’s been rerun twice, most recently on Oct. 11 as another bow to the awareness month.
Earlier this month, I also spoke to about 40 members of the North Marin Breakfast Club in Novato, a men’s group.
Sure, these are unpaid gigs, but protect your podiums, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson and Bill Clinton, I’m slowly working up to replacing you.