Get Ready for Northwest Hope & Healing’s Eighteenth Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser

Mark your Calendars for Northwest Hope & Healing’s EIGHTEENTH annual Fashion Show Fundraiser!

Style ’20
Friday June 5, 2020
King Street Ballroom
(website)
255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

In addition to our exclusive Fashion Show—featuring couture from local boutiques and designers worn by our amazing patient and survivor models—this year’s glamorous event includes wonderful live music, an array of delicious food and beverages, fabulous silent and live auction packages, not to mention amazing raffle prizes… all culminated with our ever-popular after-the-show dance party.

  • 5:30 pm – Cocktail hour and Silent Auction
  • 7:30 pm – Fashion Show
  • 9:00 pm – Dance Party

Tickets Available Soon!

If for some reason you are unable to attend, and/or you are feeling generous, please consider the “Sponsor a Model” option. This enables our models’ friends and family to come cheer them on while they strut the runway.

Make it Easy… Spend the Night!

Between now and Friday, May 15, 2020, take advantage of a special offer to spend the night on-site after the event in a special King Studio Suite by Embassy Suites Hilton. These rooms are first-come, first-served at the following special event pricing (excluding taxes and incidental charges):

Room Type

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Triple Rate

Quad Rate

King Studio Suite

$249.00

$249.00

$269.00

$289.00

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Swedish Medical Center Talks about Northwest Hope & Healing

Northwest Hope and Healing — A Community Rallying Around Women With Cancer

Originally published on the Swedish Foundation Website

Cancer is challenging enough on its own. For patients struggling to pay everyday expenses while balancing the cost of their medical care, it can compound an already stressful experience.

“Nobody chooses to get cancer,” says Karyn Blasi Hellar, executive director of Northwest Hope & Healing (NWHH) since 2017. “It’s not fair.” She’s heard from women who have lost their jobs and insurance, gone through divorces and even given birth, all while fighting cancer.

That’s why she’s passionate about providing financial relief and support through NWHH for patients undergoing treatment for their breast and gynecological cancers at the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Founded in 2000, NWHH has raised more than $1.5 million dollars in the past 20 years to support our Patient Assistance Fund which provides grants to patients in need. Not only that, they also donate comforting items like scarves, tea and comfy slippers which NWHH volunteers assemble into Healing Gift Boxes.

For many NWHH volunteers, the work is personal. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in Washington, and survivors and relatives make up the majority of NWHH’s volunteer force. Whether it’s assembling Healing Gift Boxes or helping at events, they’re supporting women through the financial challenges a cancer diagnosis can bring.

For some patients, the list of worries can feel endless, but a patient assistance grant made possible through NWHH can help cross off one thing, like groceries, utility bills, childcare or parking expenses for frequent hospital visits.

And the benefits go beyond the financial. While the average Patient Assistance Fund grant of $500 won’t solve every problem, just knowing that others care can be a comfort to women during their treatment. “It’s the small acts of kindness that make a big difference to these patients,” says Karyn.

Karyn brings 15 years of experience in breast cancer administration to this role, including managing breast imaging at Swedish where she saw first-hand the impact that cancer could have on patients. She also has an MBA, so she’s uniting her passion for women’s health with her business know-how. As NWHH’s only full-time employee, she’s determined to minimize costs wherever she can, including by working out of her home, rather than renting office space. Her goal is to make every donation and volunteer hour count.

“It’s amazing to see how kind and generous people can be,” she says. “I’m inspired by our community every day.” And thanks to the NWHH community, more than 400 women in the last year alone received help.

NWHH Newsletter – December 2019


NWHH News – December 2019

You Can Change Someone’s Life Today.

Today is #GivingTuesday, a day of love and giving. We want to show you how our community has chipped in this year to change the lives of those we serve. They showed us what Northwest Hope and Healing is. Will you join them by making a gift to Northwest Hope and Healing today?

Northwest Hope and Healing is someone remembering a grandmother that they lost to breast cancer – and how much they miss her during the holidays – as they’re donating scarves for healing boxes to brighten a stranger’s day.

It’s a salon closing for a day so the employees can donate their time styling the hair and wigs of patients because they believe that someone feeling beautiful is more important than a paycheck.

It’s clocking off after a long day at the office and rushing to Capitol Hill to spend yet another evening giving time at a fundraiser.

It’s a patient who received a Healing Box asking what she can do to help the next woman who’s sitting in her seat hearing that she, too, has cancer.

It’s being faced with illness and then finding a community that can only see your beauty and power, and who can’t wait to celebrate it with you.

Will you chip in to change a life? 

This #GivingTuesday, join us in coming together to do what we can to help each other. Stand beside someone in the fight of their life this holiday season with a gift to Northwest Hope and Healing.

If just 100 of us make a $50 gift today, we can get patients through the Holiday Season.

Together we can keep a woman from returning home to a cold apartment after chemotherapy.

Together we can stop an eviction notice from hanging on a door.

Together we can give each newly diagnosed patient comfort and kept them company after the devastating news of a diagnosis with the gift of a signature Healing Box.

Together we can make sure a woman gets to her first radiation treatment, on time and ready to fight, with a parking voucher to make a terrifying day a little easier.

Together we can help a new mom buy healthy groceries for the baby she delivered during her battle with cancer. Something so easy for her to afford before cancer derailed her life.

Together we can help a woman buy gifts for her 3-year-old daughter for what might be their last Christmas together.

Make a gift today, and let’s make a difference – together. 

Thank You & Happy Holidays,
The Northwest Hope and Healing Team


 

Thanks for a Successful Cork Fork Support 2019!

Thank you for a wonderful CORK FORK SUPPORT 2019!

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, we had an amazing evening celebrating the work of Northwest Hope and Healing, and our fabulous community.

Friends, colleagues and neighbors came together at Melrose Market Studios on Capitol Hill to enjoy tastes of local wines, cider, brews, and spirits along with delectable hors d’oeuvres, followed by a short inspirational program showcasing NW Hope & Healing’s mission.

We’re thrilled to announce that we raised over $72,000 to support this great work into the Holiday Season and over the next year!

We would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s participants:

Thank you for supporting NW Hope & Healing, for making a difference in cancer patients’ lives and for sharing in our celebration of that work at Cork, Fork, & Support!

#NWHHCorkFork2019

Announcing Northwest Hope & Healing’s Seventeeth Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser

NORTHWEST HOPE & HEALING (NWH&H) ANNOUNCES SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER FEATURING LOCAL MODELS IMPACTED BY BREAST OR GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER

  • Funds Raised Benefit Local Women* Who Are Undergoing Breast and Gynecological Cancer Treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute and Struggling to Meet Basic Financial Obligations
  • Event Sponsors Include Local Boutiques, Couture Designers, Make-Up Artists and Businesses
  • Since 2000, NWH&H Has Provided 10,000+ Healing Gift Boxes and Raised Nearly $2M in Funds to Assist More Than 2,500 Local People In Need

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SEATTLE, April 3, 2019 — Northwest Hope & Healing, a Puget Sound-based 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that provides immediate financial assistance to women who are undergoing breast or gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute, announced today that the organization’s premiere fundraising event, STYLE ’19, will be held on June 7, 2019 at the King Street Ballroom in downtown Seattle.

“Unfortunately, for many women, breast or gynecological cancer is not only a health emergency but also a financial catastrophe,” said Karyn Blasi-Hellar, executive director of Northwest Hope & Healing. “Imagine sitting in chemo while worrying about how to put food on the table, or facing surgery while worrying about paying for childcare. We believe that cancer is hard enough, and that nobody should have to face hunger, eviction, or having the lights turned off during treatment due to a lack of funds. The money we raise during our annual Fashion Shows allow us to give immediate financial assistance to these women in need at Swedish Cancer Institute by offering both financial grants, as well as comforting Healing Baskets to let them know they are not alone.”

In 2018, NWH&H gave 400 grants to patients in need, totaling a record breaking $140,000 and hand-delivered more than 300 healing baskets. Since its inception in 2000, the organization has provided over 10,000 Healing Baskets to newly diagnosed breast or gynecological cancer patients, and raised close to $2,000,000, which has assisted over 2,500 patients and their families in financial need.

“I have been personally moved by this organization and what they do to support both women and men who are going through some of the worst times in their lives,” said Shelly Hughes, a past grant recipient and volunteer model coordinator for the show. “Like me, many of this year’s models have been directly impacted by cancer – several are survivors or even currently undergoing treatment. To watch them walk on stage in front of so many people, all in support of women and their families in the Pacific Northwest, is both inspiring and truly humbling.”

STYLE ’19 will begin at 5:30pm with a cocktail hour where guests can enjoy bubbles, cocktails and appetizers while they mingle and check out a variety of silent auction items. The fashion show, featuring styles from local boutiques and couture designers, will begin at 7:00pm and will include a live auction and paddle raise, followed by an after-the-show dance party.

Tickets are now available for purchase here. For those unable to attend, or who are feeling generous, a “Sponsor a Model” option is also available and will allow for more of our model’s friends and family to come cheer them on while they strut the runway.

*Occasionally, NWH&H also helps men diagnosed with breast cancer. Approximately 2,600 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.

About Northwest Hope & Healing (NWH&H)

NWH&H is a Puget Sound-based nonprofit organization that provides immediate financial assistance to women undergoing breast or gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute who are struggling to meet their basic needs. NWH&H’s patient assistance funds can be applied towards everyday living expenses such as child care or groceries, reliable transportation, or emergency rent. They are granted on the spot, without lengthy application forms or approval processes.

Contact

Karyn Blasi-Hellar
Executive Director, Northwest Hope & Healing
Ph: (1) 206-715-7112
E: karyn@nwhopeandhealing.org

Jennifer Price
Media Relations, Northwest Hope & Healing
Ph: (1) 917-567-7136
E: jenniferpriceny@gmail.com

Our Annual Style 19 Fashion Fundraiser Was a Huge Success!

Our annual Style ’19 fashion show raised almost $400,000 to support the work of Northwest Hope and Healing!

This year’s glamorous event was held on Friday June 7 at the King Street Ballroom, where we had an amazing night bidding on fabulous packages, cheering on patient and survivor models as they walked the runway, and listening to our inspirational keynote speaker, Courtney, share her story of hope and healing.

View photos of our fabulous attendees here >

Read all about it here >

Through your compassionate giving, women and men facing diagnosis will know that they are not alone. You will make patients’ burdens a little lighter, and surround them with hope and healing in a time of fear and sadness. Words can’t express how much of a difference you’ll make in their lives.

Thanks to Our “Fab Five” Boutiques

Thanks to Thrive Causemetics!

We were honored to receive a donation of Thrive Causemetics to be used in two ways: 1)  by the makeup artists on our models; and (2) in our healing gift boxes that we give to all newly diagnosed breast or gynecological cancer patients at Swedish Hospital. Because of their generosity, we’ve been able to save on the expense of products while partnering with an organization that is passionate about similar causes.

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Cork Fork Support 2018 was a success!

Our 2018 Fall Fundraiser was a Complete Success!

Over 100 supporters tasted local wines, cider and spirits, enjoyed delectable hors d’oeuvres, bid on awesome auction packages, and best of all… raised over $45,000 to support Northwest Hope & Healing!

A very warm thank you to all of you who joined us last night—including Jen Pricey, Jen Smiley, Kyle Johnson, all of our sponsors and donors, the wineries, distilleries, and breweries, our amazing volunteers, and the awesome Melrose Market Studios.

We also want to give a very big thank you to all of the social workers, patient education staff, and Dr. Tierney who participated in the night’s program.

Cork, Fork, & Support is just one of the ways we remain able to make an immediate difference to 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. With the holidays right around the corner, patients will be struggling even more. 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.

If you weren’t able to make it to Cork, Fork, & Support 2018, or if you feel like giving a little more this holiday season, please click here:

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On behalf of all of us at Northwest Hope and Healing, thank you for your kindness and generosity this holiday season. We wish you and your loved ones a beautiful Thanksgiving.

With Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Dark Age Tattoo Fundraiser for Northwest Hope and Healing

Thanks so much to Eric Eye and the amazing artists at Dark Age Tattoo for supporting Northwest Hope and Healing!

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

Check out the King5 coverage and video here!

If you missed out on the event this year, don’t worry, you can join in on the fun next year. We’ll keep you posted on the 2019 October date.

This event was 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

 

 

Cosmo 5k and 7k Fundraiser 2018

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

Took place on Sunday, September 16, 2018
at the Alki Bathhouse on Alki Beach in Seattle

A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Northwest Hope & Healing’s annual summer fundraiser!

Because of you, we are able to continue providing immediate financial assistance to local women who are undergoing treatment for breast or gynecologic cancer at Swedish Cancer Institute.

 

Style 2018 Fundraiser

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 our 2018 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

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