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.
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!
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, Block41, that will provide great ambience.
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 Jeweler, Proper 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
NW Hope & Healing is featured in the July 2016 issue of Seattle Natural Awakenings, spotlighting our work and the stories of two of our grant recipients, Tracey and Casey.
You may read the article here:
On 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
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!
This 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 Seattle, Carmilia’s, Coastal Surf Boutique, 3 Wishes Boutique, Peridot Boutique, Scotch & Soda Official Site, Via Lago, Visette Boutique, and West Seattle Runner down the catwalk.
We 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.
To watch a video taken the night of the event, click here >
To order prints directly from the photographer, click here >
The team that put this event together, from left to right: Amy Daly-Donovan, Erin Daly, and NWHH Executive Director Kristina Louise Dahl
Northwest Hope & Healing was presented with the 2011 Swedish Community Impact Award from Swedish Medical Center.
This 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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The folks at Captive Eye Media produced the following videos for the Style ’11 Fashion Show:
Christine Smith, Founder of Northwest Hope & Healing, received a Shout Out from the Editor in the February 2010 issue of Ladies Home Journal. Christine was recognized for starting the Foundation in an effort to help other women battling breast cancer.