Save the Date: Wine Tasting on November 16

Mark Your Calendars for our Fall Fundraiser!

Taste local wines, cider and spirits, enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres, bid on awesome auction packages and more to support Northwest Hope & Healing

Thursday November 16, 2017
at Melrose Market on Capitol Hill

Cork, Fork, & Support is your chance to join friends, colleagues and neighbors at the historic Melrose Market Studios to enjoy tastes of local wines, cider and spirits along with delectable hors d’oeuvres.

Bid on awesome auction packages, get raffle tickets, and raise your paddle—all in support of local women who are undergoing treatment at the Swedish Cancer Institute for breast or gynecologic cancer. A short inspirational program will showcase Northwest Hope & Healing’s mission.

Participating Wineries:

Elsom CellarsJM CellarsOne Hope WineCopperworks DistillingSidetrack DistilleryNashi Orchards

Raffle Donors:

Aluvé Winery
Art by Marilyn MacAbee
Beautycounter skincare by Alexandria Maruska
Copperworks Distilling Company
Fini
Hotel 1000
Local 360
Massage by Stephanie Scott
Mercer Wine
Nashi Orchards
Sassafrass Seattle
Shoppe Florette
Structure Cellars
The Finerie
The Hawks Score
Washington Ensemble Theatre

As one of Northwest Hope and Healing’s three major annual fundraisers, this event enables us to provide these women with immediate financial assistance—funds that can be applied towards everyday living expenses such as childcare or groceries, reliable transportation and/or emergency rent. Some of these women would be unable to make an electric bill payment or even put food on the table for their children, were it not for our support.

Tickets are $75 per person… purchase now before we’re sold out:

Be a Volunteer:  email Jennifer Price or Jennifer Smiley, our Event Co-Chairs, for more information. They’d love your help!

With Sincere Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Swedish Cancer InstituteHealth Perspectives GroupLake Partners Strategy Consultants

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Cosmo 7k (formerly the Alki Beach 5k) Fundraiser a Success!

Cosmo 7k and 5k (formerly Alki Beach 5k) A Success

Thank you to the 1,100+ people who supported Northwest Hope & Healing!

On Sunday August 27, more than 1100 women, men, and children ran a great route, along a gorgeous waterfront, for a genuinely good cause: raising money to provide immediate financial assistance to local women who are undergoing treatment for breast or gynecologic cancer at Swedish Cancer Institute.

This year, the Board of Northwest Hope & Healing decided to transfer ownership of the Alki Beach 5k to a local events organization called Fizz Events.  Not only did this relieve us of the (high) cost of producing the event, it enabled 100% of your donations to go directly to NWHH to support women in cancer treatment – a huge win!

This Year’s Run Included:

  • Both 5k and 7k options
  • Kids Race with Special Kids’ Superhero Cape
  • Women’s Long Sleeve Tech Top for all 7K & 5K participants
  • Logo-ed Cosmo Martini Glass and 2 cosmos at the finish line
  • Finisher Medal
  • Personalized Participant Bib
  • Chip Timers
  • Live music and fun at the finish line

Fizz Events Proceed Distribution:

  • $2 from every registration went to NWHH
  • All proceeds from tribute patches went to NWHH
  • 100% of your donations went to NWHH
  • A portion of all sponsorship dollars went to NWHH

 

New Interim Executive Director Karyn Blasi Hellar

We are excited to announce the selection of Karyn Blasi Hellar as our new interim Executive Director, and invite you to join us in thanking Kristina Dahl for serving in this role for nearly two years.

We are grateful to Kristina for helping Northwest Hope and Healing grow—through more awareness, more donations, and best of all, more women receiving help through our grants and healing baskets. We are sad to see her leave, but wish her all the best in her new endeavor as a high school English teacher.

Karyn (pictured at right) is prepared to lead NWHH with enthusiasm, knowledge of the organization, a first-hand understanding of our patients’ needs, and a commitment to our cause.

She also brings a wealth of experience to her new role: while managing breast imaging for Swedish Hospital, First Hill, she was asked to join NWHH Board, where she filled roles on the executive team as Board Chair and Vice Chair. Prior to her tenure at Swedish, she worked for a decade at both Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where she more recently managed the breast cancer program.

“I look forward to continuing to serve and partner with Seattle’s dynamic community in this new capacity,” remarks Karyn. “I am dedicated to supporting and developing NWHH because it provides vital resources to those in need, contributing to this region’s quality of life.”

Please join us in wishing Kristina well in her new endeavors, and also in welcoming Karyn to her new role.

 

Sign up for the Cosmo 7k (formerly the Alki Beach 5k) Fundraiser

The Alki Beach 5k is now called the Cosmo 7k and 5k!

Click here, and sign up to have fun AND help cancer patients right now!

Sunday August 27, 2017

We are excited to announce that NW Hope & Healing has transferred ownership of the Alki Beach 5k to a local events organization, Fizz Events.  This is great news for runners everywhere, and it’s great news for NWHH and the women we serve, too!  Now you can run on the same great course at Alki Beach, but you have more opportunities than ever to have a good time, all while raising money to support NW Hope & Healing.

Why the change?

The cost of producing a great run event is high, and the funds to produce the run came out of donations to the run.  With Fizz Events taking ownership of the events, 100% of your donations go directly to NWHH to support women in cancer treatment – and that’s a win win!

What’s new at the event?

In addition to the great course and great cause, there will be lots of upgrades for participants, including:

  • Both 5k and 7k options
  • Kids Race with Special Kids’ Superhero Cape
  • Women’s Long Sleeve Tech Top for all 7K & 5K participants
  • Logoed Cosmo Martini Glass & 2 Cosmos at the finish line
  • Finisher Medal
  • Personalized Participant Bib
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Live Music & more finish line fun!

How does this event help women?

Fizz Events is offering many ways to donate!

  • $2 from every registration goes to NWHH
  • All proceeds from tribute patches go to NWHH
  • 100% of your donations go to NWHH
    • Sign up now to be a team captain and raise even more with your friends!
  • A portion of all sponsorship dollars support NWHH

How to register? Click here, and sign up to have fun AND help cancer patients right now!

Style’17 A Record Breaking Success

 

Thank you for making this event such a success!  Together, we raised $225,000 to help women undergoing treatment: a record breaking number!

Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and of course to all of the attendees that made it possible.  Thank you as well to Chloe Wine Collection for donating the wine, and to all of the donors of items for our raffle.

Our annual fashion show is a fantastic evening of fashion, fun, and fundraising! The fashion show is Northwest Hope & Healing’s biggest event of the year where supporters gather for a high-energy evening to support women undergoing treatment for breast and gynecolgic cancers.  We are thrilled to hold the event in abrand-new downtown space, Block41that will provide great ambience.

There are 3 ticket levels: Buy Tickets Now

Runway VIP:  $250

  • Be a Party Captain, bring 7 friends: $2,000 for 8 tickets
  • Doors Open at 6:30pm
  • Reserved seating in front row
  • Hosted wine and appetizer reception 6:30-7:30pm with reserved space for Party Captains
  • Limited availability

VIP: $125

  • Be a Party Captain, bring 7 friends:  $1,000 for 8 tickets
  • Doors Open at 6:30pm
  • Open seating in VIP section
  • Hosted wine and appetizer reception from 6:30-7:30 with reserved space for Party Captains

General Admission: $50

  • Doors Open at 7:00pm
  • No-host bar available

Tickets are on sale now.  We sold out last year….so buy yours today!

Special thanks to our co-chairs, Amy Daly-Donovan and Erin Daly, for returning this year to lead the show.  Thank you also to the committee, models, and volunteers for their marvelous efforts to make this our best show yet!  For questions about tickets, email Amy.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Swedish Medical Center,

 CRG Events, Filament Wealth Management,

Stokes LawrenceSandra Hines, Windermere,

The Wine Group, and Block 41.

Title Sponsor, Swedish Cancer Institute:

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors for helping to make this event successful!  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email our Executive Director Kristina Dahl at kristina@nwhopeandhealing.org

Cork Fork and Support – Our Wine Tasting Fundraiser was a Hit!

On Thursday, October 20, 2016, we were thrilled to see a record-breaking number of attendees at our annual wine tasting fundraiser, “Cork, Fork, and Support,” held in the gorgeous underground Melrose Market Studio on Capitol Hill.

Guests enjoyed local wine and spirits, along with passed his d’oeuvres and a table full of delectable small bites as they bid on awesome auction packages and purchased raffle tickets—all in support of local women who are undergoing treatment at the Swedish Cancer Institute for breast or gynecologic cancer.

As one of Northwest Hope and Healing’s three major annual fundraisers, this event enables us to provide these women with immediate financial assistance—funds that can be applied towards everyday living expenses such as childcare or groceries, reliable transportation and/or emergency rent. Some of these women would be unable to make an electric bill payment or even put food on the table for their children, were it not for our support.

Special Thanks to our Auction Donors:

Finerie Seattle, Ben Bridge JewelerProper Picnic, and many others

Warm Thanks to our Wineries:

JM Cellars, Benziger Family Winery, Chloe Wine Collection, Concannon Vineyard, Cupcake Vineyards, and Elsom Cellars.

And More Thanks to our Caterer:

Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes

Northwest Hope and Healing on KING5 New Day Northwest

New Day Northwest for Style16On April 20, 2016, Northwest Hope and Healing’s Executive Director Kristina Dahl made an appearance on KING5’s New Day Northwest.

Kristina Dahl and NW Hope & Healing grant recipient Tracey Hilton made an appearance on New Day Northwest to talk about how NW Hope & Healing helps cancer patients, and the growing need for assistance within our community.

View the segment here: www.king5.com

 

Style ’16 Fundraiser a Record Breaking Success!

Models line up

Thank you to the many, many people who made Style’16 an incredible success.  We are thrilled to report that the event generated over $205,000 – a record breaking year!

Firefighter 3

Red dressThis year’s attendees were treated to the sight of inspirational cancer survivors modeling beautiful fashions from local boutiques, along with handsome (and kind-hearted) firemen, not to mention a wonderful night out.

These lovely survivor-ladies and their firefighter friends had a blast getting glammed up at Ola Salon & Spa before the show, then parading their favorite fashions from Finerie SeattleCarmilia’sCoastal Surf Boutique3 Wishes BoutiquePeridot BoutiqueScotch & Soda Official SiteVia LagoVisette Boutique, and West Seattle Runner down the catwalk.

Fist pumpBlow kissWe could not have done it without incredible community support, and we are so grateful to everyone who contributed.

Northwest Hope and Healing wishes to extend a sincere thank you to our donors, sponsors, models, boutiques, volunteers, committee members, and in-kind donors, along with deep gratitude to the volunteer planning committee for their hard work: Amy Daly-Donovan, Erin Daly, Kathy Petras, Shanti Lang, Tracey Hilton, Kimberly Law, Peggy Nelson, and Patrick Murphy.

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The team that put this event together, from left to right: Amy Daly-Donovan, Erin Daly, and NWHH Executive Director Kristina Louise Dahl

The team that put this event together, from left to right: Amy Daly-Donovan, Erin Daly, and NWHH Executive Director Kristina Louise Dahl

Swedish Community Impact Award

Northwest Hope & Healing was presented with the 2011 Swedish Community Impact Award from Swedish Medical Center.

impact-awardThis award recognizes a corporation or foundation whose ongoing support of Swedish Medical Center has made an important impact on the health of the people and community they serve.

Shown at right: NWHH Founder Christine Smith and former Executive Director Shari Sewell.

 

On September 15th, Northwest Hope & Healing was recognized in an awards ceremony at the Swedish Donor Recognition Event held at the Seattle Tennis Club. Northwest Hope & Healing was presented with the 2011 Swedish Community Impact Award which recognizes a corporation or foundation whose ongoing support of Swedish Medical Center has made an important impact on the health of the people and community they serve.

“This award is the result of the generosity of our donors and supporters. The Community Impact Award is an honor to receive and we look forward to continue to assist women who are battling cancer.” says Executive Director, Shari Sewell.

Since 2000, Northwest Hope & Healing (NWHH) has partnered with Swedish Medical Center to offer support to women who are battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Through their Healing Programs, which include the Patient Assistance Fund and the Healing Basket Program, NWHH has sent a message of love, life, and hope to more than 6,800 women who are fighting breast cancer. After paying for medical care, deductibles, co-pays and prescriptions, many patients face a shortfall for basic needs like food and rent. The NWHH Patient Assistance Fund helps ensure that women don’t have to skip treatment to have food on the table, childcare during treatments, transportation to appointments, or a roof over their heads.

In addition, signature Healing Baskets are filled with items such as a teddy bear, soothing hand lotion and herbal tea. Healing Baskets are given free of charge to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at all Swedish Campuses which include First Hill, Cherry Hill, Edmonds, and Issaquah, as well as the Swedish Cancer Institute affiliate at Highline Hospital in Burien.

Other awards were presented by Swedish to John L. Petersen M.D. and Saul Rivkin M.D., Martin S. Siegel M.D., Anne and Wayne Gittinger.

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