Join us for our Annual Cosmo 5k and 7k Fundraiser

Attention Cosmo 7K Seattle participants! In collaboration with event beneficiary Northwest Hope Healing, Swedish Medical Center, City of Seattle Special Events Office, Seattle DOT, and the Seattle Police, we we will be postponing the Cosmo 7K Seattle race set to take place this Sunday, August 26th, due to the unsafe environmental conditions from the wildfire smoke around the Seattle area.

The race will now take place on Sunday, September 16th.

Read the full announcement and options > 

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Great Route.
Gorgeous Waterfront.
And a Genuinely Good Cause.

formerly Sunday, August 26 > changed to Sunday, September 16, 2018
8:00 am registration / packet pick-up
9:30 am run/walk start time

Starting at the Alki Bathhouse on Alki Beach
2700 Alki Avenue SW, West Seattle

Join us for Northwest Hope & Healing’s annual summer fundraiser, and help raise money to provide immediate financial assistance to local women who are undergoing treatment for breast or gynecologic cancer at Swedish Cancer Institute.

The Cosmo 7K Run and a 5K Run/Walk feature a gorgeous, flat, and fast course along the shores of Elliott Bay, fully timed and supported, with a post-run celebration festival at the finish line on Alki Beach.

Everyone Welcome

Whether you’re a runner, walker, pushing a stroller, or holding a leash with a friendly dog, everyone is welcome—including men: in previous years, this was promoted as a women’s-only race. This year we’re opening up the race to men and women, after we heard from so many men who wanted to support this cause… complete with multiple shirt options, including larger sizes for guys, and women’s cut tops for gals!

After the races are over, a grand finish line festival will feature live music, goodies/giveaways, and of course… Tito’s Vodka Cosmos for all participants over 21!

Volunteers Needed

Don’t want to run but still want to be involved? We could very much use your help as an Event Day Volunteer. We typically need between 5-10 volunteers at the midway point to staff a water station and provide water to thirsty runners, and we can always use volunteers at the packet pickup area in the morning! Just click here to register as a volunteer and choose what tasks you’d like to do.

Features

• 7k Run and 5k Run/Walk
• Cosmo Kids 1/2 Half Mile Run (age 10 and under)
• Long sleeve Tech Top for all 7K and 5K participants
• Cosmo-branded martini glass and 2 cosmopolitan drinks at the finish line
• Finisher medal
• Personalized participant bib
• Chip timers
• Live music festival after the races

Schedule

8:00am – Packet Pickup
8:00am – Registration Opens
8:00am – Gear Check
9:30am – 7K Run starts
9:30am – 5K Run/Walk starts
10:00am – Tito’s Vodka Cosmos poured
10:00am – Post Race Celebration
10:30am – Cosmo Kids 1/2 Mile Run

Cost

Registration 7K Run 5K Run/Walk Kids’ 1/2 Mile Run
May 7 – June 15 $28 $28 $15
June 16 – August 3 $35 $35 $15
August 4 – August 23 $40 $40 $15
August 25 & 26 $45 $45 $20

Start fundraising or donate today >

Coordination of the Cosmo Run/Walk is Provided by Fizz Events:
• $2 from every registration goes to NWHH
• All proceeds from tribute patches go to NWHH
• 100% of your donations go to NWHH
• A portion of all sponsorship dollars go to NWHH

Style 2018 Fundraiser

This year Style ’18 raised a whopping $310,000—thanks to YOU!

As Northwest Hope & Healing’s biggest event of the year, this high-energy evening was a whirlwind of celebration and support for women who are undergoing treatment for breast and gynecologic cancer in the Seattle area. Just take a look:

Held at the newly opened The Sanctuary, highlights of this year’s event included heart-warming presentations from former recipients of NWHH assistance including Shelly Hughes, and Evelyn, Chris, and Emma Daniels, a guest appearance by the inimitable Thierry Rautureau of Loulay and Luc restaurants, a beautiful musical performance by Rebecca Friedman, live music by DJ Phase, and entertainer and EMCEE extraordinaire, Ian Lindsay.

Thanks to Seattle Met for this awesome two-page spread in the magazine, not to mention additional online coverage >

Every fabulous moment was captured in photos by the talented Pavel Verbovski, courtesy of Seattle MetPages. View (and purchase photos from) his full gallery of the entire night’s festivities here >

Many Thanks to Our Awesome Boutiques

Many Thanks to Our Auction Donors

In addition to all sorts of fun in The SnapBar’s photo booth, delicious wine and champagne from our generous local wineries and distributors, and the annual silent auction (with amazing items from companies like Bella Fiore MediSpa, Seattle Repertory Theater, and JJ Caprices), this year we added seven amazing live auction items that played a significant part in the night’s incredible fundraising success.

And Huge Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Premier Sponsors

Runway Partners

Behind the Scenes Sponsors

Publicity

#nwhhstyle18

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Dark Age Tattoo Fundraiser for Northwest Hope and Healing

Always thought about getting a tattoo? Thinking about another? Now’s your chance to have a tattoo done by the amazing artists at Dark Age Tattoo—while supporting Northwest Hope and Healing!

On Saturday October 6th, Dark Age Tattoo in the Capitol Hill neighborhood will be hosting a tattoo fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Northwest Hope and Healing.

Each tattoo artist will create design sheets (called “flash sheets”) for the event, depicting a range of different tattoo designs for you to choose from, each one priced at just $50.00.

On the morning of October 6, line up outside the shop in advance, so you can get your name onto their sign up sheet as soon as the door opens at noon. When your number comes up, the tattoo artist will call you.

With Sincere Thanks to Eric Eye

This event is being coordinated by Eric Eye, who has been a professional tattoo artist since 1990, specializing in detailed realism and portraiture. When his significant other went through a double prophylactic mastectomy with reconstruction, and he saw firsthand what a huge difference restorative cosmetic tattoos made for her, and began to focus on nipple and areola reproduction tattoos for breast cancer survivors.

His goal? To help breast cancer survivors feel whole again through the healing power of ink.

Learn more about Eric:  website | video | article

 

 

Cork Fork Support Wine Tasting Fundraiser on November 16, 2017

Thank you to all who joined us at this event!

With your help, we raised over $35,000 to support Northwest Hope & Healing

 

Cork, Fork, & Support was a grand success—where an awesome gathering of friends, colleagues and neighbors gathered at the historic Melrose Market Studios for a fun night of tasting local wines, cider and spirits and delectable hors d’oeuvres.

Guests bid on awesome auction packages, bought raffle tickets, and raised their paddle—all in support of local women who are undergoing treatment at the Swedish Cancer Institute for breast or gynecologic cancer. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you again to Health Perspectives Group, Lake Partners Strategy Consultants, and Swedish Cancer Institute for your premier sponsorship of the event—almost 100% funded by your sponsorships. Thank you Wells Fargo for your volunteers, and to all of our other donors, sponsors, and volunteers. Because of your kindness and generosity, more women who are struggling financially will be supported while undergoing cancer treatment.

Thank You to Our Participating Wineries

Elsom CellarsJM CellarsOne Hope WineCopperworks DistillingSidetrack DistilleryNashi Orchards

Thank You to Our 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.

 

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