Jen Bradburn

Chicago's loss is San Francisco's gain: Jen Bradburn, the force that put together HackCancer’s first ever date auction - hails from the Windy City and is living here in SF again (for the third time now).

3 fun facts you wouldn’t guess about Jen:

  • She’s a former national champion baton twirler - and can still twirl batons, fire, flags, and knives.
  • She’s afraid of water, but loves being on boats.
  • Her great aunt Lorraine Rodgers was one of the few female pilots to serve in WWII.

True to her midwestern nice roots, Jen had a hard time bragging about herself and was too busy taking care of all of our other date auction candidates and sponsors for the event - so our committee got together and wrote this bio for her.

Here’s what you need to know: not only is Jen gorgeous, tenacious, witty, and kind-hearted.. she’s also an accomplished executive who she sings a mean 80s ballad at karaoke. She’s an excellent storyteller with plenty to share - she’s traveled through 34 countries, started working at Google before it was a verb, and is working on her first book (of dating stories).

When she’s not Googling, working on her graduate degree, or fundraising for HackCancer - she spends her time enjoying the California weather. She’s always quick to remind us that as a true Chicagoan she’ll never complain about what we call “cold” weather ...and she’ll never lose hope in that this just might be the year the Cubs go all the way.

Why is Jen committed to raising money and awareness for HackCancer charities?

Cancer has touched the lives of many of her friends and their families - and thus she’s dedicated to helping do what she can to help improve the lives of those affected by the disease.  Jen has been a longtime friend of HackCancer co-founder Anjou Ahlborn and recently joined the board in order to help leverage her many talents to help the organization continue to maximize it’s impact within the Bay Area community.

Check out Facebook for more photos and info about this one of a kind gal… and get ready to bid at the HackCancer Mad Men Party on Friday 2/28!

Jen's "Love is in the Air" Date Package

Take to the skies with a private plane tour for two over beautiful San Francisco Bay, complete with champagne and strawberries.  You'll be flying in the Cirrus 22 - chartered by Captain Michael Flint and CO-Piloted by Christina Resasco. Estimated retail value of this flight experience is $2,500.

About Captain Flint: Captain Michael S. Flint is the former personal pilot to the wealthiest 1% of the world’s population. Titans in business, politics, and entertainment have entrusted their lives, and their confidential conversations with him. Captain Flint has had the rare privilege of focused, and uninterrupted conversations with the likes of Nelson Mandela, 4 U.S Presidents, and the greatest investor in history; Warren Buffett.   

After your adventure in the sky - you'll dine in style with a $200 Gift Certificate for Dinner at Foreign Cinema.

Foreign Cinema restaurant has garnered international acclaim as a quintessentially SF dining experience. Enjoy a California/Mediterranean inspired menu in an industrial chic setting.   Foreign and independent films are screened in their covered outdoor courtyard, making for a truly unique and memorable dining experience.  

To get you ready for your big date, this package includes a gift certificate for "The Legend" Service at JA Razor Club.  Since 1988, John Allan has provided men with more than just great services and products; He has introduced them to a lifestyle and philosophy that has men caring more about their appearance and personal well-being. Your 45-minute "Legend" experience includes massaging shampoo and conditioning treatment, precision haircut, manicure, cooling hair rinse, steaming hot towel, free radical facial cleanse, hairstyling, shoe shine, and a beverage.

This package also includes a $50 Uber credit so that you can arrive in style!

Thanks to the sponsors!

Capt. Michael Flint,
Visionary Aviation