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Spark Tank: Shining a Light on Social Isolation After Cancer

Spark Tank: Shining a Light on Social Isolation After Cancer

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Beachside collaborative event where young adult cancer survivors & their supporters connect, innovate, & spark change for a brighter future.

About this event
Shine a light: Cancer treatment is over, and everyone is ready to return to a sense of normalcy. But some things still feel unfinished. Cancer elicits a new perspective on life, and many young adult survivors and supporters feel inspired to shine a light on the challenges and improve the experience for others that will follow. But how? Where to begin?

Spark change: b-present Foundation invites you to the first annual Spark Tank. In this one-of-a-kind innovation workshop, young adult survivors, supporters, researchers, health professionals, and advocates gather to connect and share their first-hand experiences and insights in a fun and inclusive environment. Together we will explore the gaps and barriers that contribute to social isolation and poor mental health after cancer, and brainstorm solutions that spark improved quality of life and health outcomes for AYAs with cancer.

Save the dates: This fun, inspiring, interactive, two-day event will be held on September 21 + 22, 2022, just steps from the beach in Del Mar, CA. There will be ample time for connection, motivational keynotes, team-building activities, innovating, problem solving, and beach walks.

Did someone say party? Let your light shine at our culminating event—a Glow Bright Beach Party. This fun and activity-filled night will be a chance to connect, share what we learned, and celebrate with our support community. There will be food, drinks, music, activities, dancing, and plenty of time to take in the beautiful ocean view.

The Details

Date: September 21 + 22, 2022

Location: Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014

Who: Young adult survivors and their support community (including supporters, health and wellness professionals and community advocates) ready to spark change together.

Registration for the event is free. Space is limited and you must register to attend. Food and drinks will be provided throughout the two day event. Spark Tank registered guests will receive complimentary entry to our Glow Bright Beach Party.

This is a unique, first-of-its-kind event—you won’t want to miss it!


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – Shining a Light on Social Isolation after Cancer

3:30 PM Arrival/Check-in

4:00 PM Welcome/ Keynote with Jenni Dawn Muro

4:30 PM Workshop Session 1 with Colter Ray

6:00 PM Beachside Dinner

7:00 PM Workshop Session 2 with Abby Westerman

8:30 PM Creative Session with Special Guest Hernan Barangan

10 PM Event ends

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – Innovating for a Brighter Future

3:30 PM Arrival/Check-in

4:00 PM Welcome + Keynote – Announcement Coming Soon

4:30 PM Workshop Session 3 with Colter Ray and Abby Westerman

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – Beachside Glow Party & Fundraiser

6:00 PM Social & Sunset Cocktails

7:00 PM Beachside Dinner

8:00 PM Music / Dancing / Beach Activities

10 PM Event ends


The Best Western Del Mar (720 Camino Del Mar Del Mar) Spark Tank Event room block over the dates of September 21-23, 2022 is now available. The hotel is just down the street from the Powerhouse Community Center (with free parking). Unused rooms in the block will be released on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.


Guests can book online here or call (858) 755-9765 and request the Spark Tank Event block. Guests need to enter their arrival/departure dates in order to receive the group rates.

Note: If requesting dates outside of your room block, please call the hotel directly to reserve these rooms.


By booking directly through the hotel there is no charge for the reservation until check out. If, however, you fail to cancel your reservation prior to published cancellation policy for the block (2 days prior to checkin), or if you fail to arrive for your reservation, you will be responsible for 1 night’s room and tax charges. If you book your reservations through a third party, you will need to contact the third party in which you booked your reservation to modify or cancel them. Third party cancellation policies vary depending on the reservation type and any agreements made between you and said third party. Some third-party reservations are also subject to prepayment at time of booking.


Special events parking can be a challenge, especially during the summer months in Del Mar. A few options for parking are listed below:

Seagrove Parking Lot: Located at 1601 Coast Blvd. (across the street from the Powerhouse Park and the Community Center). This location accepts credit cards or bills, but can be rented in advance for private events.
Under the L’Auberge Inn: Located off 15th Street, on the north side, just east of the post office, this location is metered and takes coins only.
Meters on Coast Blvd. Accepts credit cards, debit cards or coins.
Free parking in the residential areas north of the Del Mar Motel.
Local guests can stay in nearby hotels, and walk or utilize a rideshare service to the parks, beaches and community center.
Where practical, carpooling and rideshare are encouraged. A convenient dropoff location is the large passenger loading zone on the west side of Coast Blvd. in front of Powerhouse Park.

The event is finished.


Sep 21 - 22 2022


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 21 - 22 2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm



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