Cypress Quartet Teams up with the Buck Institute to Fight Breast Cancer


The Buck Insitute For Research On Aging

8001 Redwood Blvd., Novato 94945

Presents the


Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3 PM



Two Sketches Based on Indian Themes -- Charles Griffes

Lento Assai -- Kevin Puts

String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96 "American" -- Antonin Dvorak

Tickets are $250 and a portion is tax deductible. Ticket sales are nonrefundable.

Seating is very limited.

Doors open at 2 PM. Light refreshments will be served prior to the performance.

Location: The Drexler Auditorium at The Buck Institute, 8001 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945

Proceeds from this performance will benefit breast cancer research in the Buck Institute lab of Christopher Benz, MD. Every woman is at risk for breast cancer. In this country about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime - it is the second most common cause of cancer death, with about 40,000 women succumbing to the disease each year. While survival rates continue to improve, treatments often have a devastating effect on women’s health and wellbeing.

Dr. Benz is a practicing oncologist and researcher. He works from the lab bench to the bedside and engages the community in efforts to reduce the incidence of breast cancer by developing prevention strategies, and improving therapies for those already diagnosed with the disease. We are proud to have him on our faculty.

The Benz lab was among the first to study why age is the strongest of known risk factors for the development of breast cancer. Among other accomplishments, his lab developed a targeted therapeutic for the treatment of breast cancer that is already advancing through clinical trials and helping many women with metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Benz was also instrumental in organizing the Marin Women’s Study (MWS) in 2006, designed to identify lifestyle patterns and inherited characteristics contributing to the very high incidence of breast cancer in Marin County documented over the past two decades. The accomplishments and latest findings from the MWS have been the subject of much recent attention. If you are unable to attend, please consider making a gift to help support his research.


For more information, contact 415-493-3638, or


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There is no age limit to attend the event. However, the event is targeted towards adults, so please use your best judgement in regards to accompanying minors.

Where is the Buck Institute?
Our address is 8001 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945, with our building located off of Redwood Blvd on Buck Center Drive. Click HERE for driving directions.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We strongly suggest our guests drive or take a taxi. There is no public transportation option that will drop attendees off at or near the Buck Institute.
Parking will be onsite. When you arrive at the Buck Institute, signs and parking attendants will direct you where to park.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
We do not allow outside food or drink at the event. Light refreshments will be offered in the hour prior to the concert in our atrium just outside the Drexler Auditorium, however, once doors open for the performance no food or drink (with the exception of bottled water) is allowed in the auditorium.
No video recording is allowed.
Please leave your pets at home.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at 415-493-3638 or with any questions, or if you would like to purchase tickets by check.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. However, please make sure to contact us to let us know about name changes on the ticket or ticket group no later than Wednesday, September 17.

Can I update my registration information?
You can update registration information no later than Wednesday, September 17.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?
A printed ticket is not provided, as we will have all registrants on a list when you arrive at check in. However, we encourage you to bring a printed version of the confirmation email of your ticket purchase with you, just in case.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are nonrefundable.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
This should be fine as long as the original attendee has contacted us about guest/name changes on the ticket/ticket group prior to Wednesday, September 17.

Are discount or child tickets available?
No. All tickets are $250 each.

What is the limit on the number of tickets I can purchase?
There is no cap, however please note that Eventbrite allows you to purchase 10 at most in one transaction. If you would like to purchase more, click back to the event page after your transaction is complete and go to the registration process again as needed. Please also note that there is a very limited amount of seats available in the auditorium. Tickets will be listed under the name of the registrant. (e.g. John Smith +1)

Have questions about the Cypress String Quartet's Performance to Benefit Breast Cancer Research? Contact The Buck Institute:
Buck Institute for Research on Aging
8001 Redwood Blvd.
Novato, CA 94945
Tel: 415-209-2000
Fax: 415-899-1810

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