NWHH Newsletter – June 2019

 

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING
STYLE ’19!!

Northwest Hope & Healing Family and Friends, 
Thank you so much for joining us at King Street Ballroom on Friday to celebrate the 17th Annual Style Fashion Fundraiser. 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.

Through the incredible generosity of our community, we are thrilled to announce that we raised almost $400,000 to support the work of Northwest Hope and Healing!

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.

Thank you so much for your support,
Your Style ’19 Planning Committee

P.S. Keep sharing your event photos with us! We love seeing them! Check out photos from our step and repeat here.

A huge thank you to the Northwest Hope and Healing Board and Executive Director, Karyn Blasi Hellar.

Some of our FABULOUS models!

Our keynote speaker, Courtney, addresses the crowd.
THANK YOU MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIRSTYLISTS!

Did you know?! Every year, professional make-up artists and hairstylists donate their time and talent to prepare our models for the runway. A huge shout out to Structure Salon for being an incredible partner in this year’s event!

A beautiful night of friendship and fundraising! 
The winners of the very first auction item – a round of Lemon Drops!

Thank you to the Style ’19 Boutiques


Aria x Mode
Lika Love Boutique
Sassafrass
The Finerie
Via Lago

Please stop by and say hello to these fabulous boutiques that
are supporting us this year at our
Style ’19 Fashion Fundraiser!

NW Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, EIN 20-0799737, that provides
child care, meals, transportation, & emergency rent to women receiving breast and gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Medical Center.

Please visit our website at www.nwhopeandhealing.org.

Our mailing address is:
Northwest Hope & Healing, PO Box 16069, Seattle, WA 98116

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NWHH Newsletter – May 2019

 

Buy your Style ’19 Tickets today!

Northwest Hope & Healing Family and Friends, 
As Mother’s Day approaches, we can’t help but stop and think of all the mothers, grandmothers, adopted mothers, honorary mothers, and motherly figures in our lives that we honor this month. Somehow they always have just a little more love to give than we think is even possible!

When one of our mothers was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago we had a chance to give some of that love back. And then the love kept pouring in! When she received a Healing Basket gift of her own, it brought a lot of light and love to a scary time. As one of our patients we met with this week told us – knowing that a perfect stranger cares enough to reach out and do something beautiful for you makes a huge difference. It grows the love.

As we move into our last month of planning for Style ’19, we are excited and humbled by this opportunity to make such a huge difference in the lives of those we serve, and we’re grateful to you – our community – for supporting women and men facing their diagnoses with grace, poise, and bravery. We can’t wait to celebrate these men, women (& mothers!!) with you next month.

Sincerely,
The NWHH Team

Meet Volunteer, Jessica Branning!

How long have you been involved with NWHH?  Style 19′ will be my second year with NWHH.

What got you involved/keeps you involved? My dear friend Katherine (she is a survivor and volunteer) told me about the event and asked for my help and I’m so glad she did!  This is an amazing organization with dedicated volunteers working hard to help those in need.  

What are you most excited about for the future of NWHH?  I’m most excited about the momentum NWHH is gaining in the local community.  Each event is getting bigger and better which means more supporters and donations.  

What would you tell someone about getting involved in volunteering with us?  Just do it!  NWHH has created a close community of volunteers that goes beyond this one event.  The support we all give to one another is so special.  

Is there something you’re most proud of in your volunteerism with NWHH?  I love seeing the joy and excitement in the models faces as they strut down the runway.  I also love seeing the relationships that build between the models and the support they give each other.  

Who I am: Jenna Merriam, 20 years old.

What I do: College student in my last quarter finishing up my associates degree at Shoreline Community College, and will transfer to Central Washington University in the fall to complete my bachelors degree in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising.

Role in the show: This will be my second year helping with Northwest Hope and Healing’s Style fashion show. My roles include assisting the stylist Jessica with model fittings prior to the event, helping backstage during the event, and following run-of-show.

Why I got involved: Although helping out with the show aligns with my professional goals, working with Northwest Hope and Healing is very special and personal to me as well. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, and I have a cousin who is currently in the midst of battling her 3rd diagnosis. Working on this event to support NWHH’s mission as well as empowering our models is an opportunity that I’m honored to participate in. Being a part of a collective effort to support such an important cause, makes the work all the more rewarding. I love that I’m gaining experience in my desired career field, but even more importantly being a part of something greater than myself.

Favorite parts: Meeting the models, hearing different people’s experiences, working towards event day and seeing how everything comes together beautifully.

Hobbies: Going to concerts, collecting records and crystals, swing dancing, spending time with my my Mini Australian Shepherd, hanging out with my family and friends.

Book YOUR Room at the Venue by May 8th!
After the Fashion Show, spend a luxurious night at the event venue for a discount (half off!) – but this deal won’t last for long – make sure to book your room by May 8th!
Follow this link to book a discounted room for the night of the event at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Pioneer Square.
Are you ready for a lovely evening on the water? Buy a ticket today and bid on a Luxury Yacht Cruise!
In the mood for a week in France? This French getaway is waiting for you at Style ’19! Don’t miss out!

Meet a Model

Meet Lisa, who will be modeling at this year’s Style ’19 Fashion Show Fundraiser!

Lisa is an absolute inspiration – she’s a successful Executive in the male-dominated field of Land Development and Construction, and somehow found time to BEAT CANCER!!!

Lisa volunteers through her work, and enjoys working out – especially pilates. She’d like to thank her amazing husband, her beautiful daughter, and her fabulous care team at Swedish for all of their support!

Thank you to the Style ’19 Boutiques


Aria x Mode
Lika Love Boutique
Sassafrass
The Finerie
Via Lago

Please stop by and say hello to these fabulous boutiques that
are supporting us this year at our
Style ’19 Fashion Fundraiser!

P.S. When shopping at Lika Love for our event – let them know you’re shopping for a Style ’19 look for a 20% discount!

Meet a Model

Meet Elaine! Elaine is a self-proclaimed “foodie” who enjoys traveling and is always on the lookout for a great new restaurant or cocktail bar to try.

She and her husband of 20 years are avid sports fans, you can find them cheering on the Seahawks and the Mariners all season long! Elaine loves her job in the office furniture industry, helping people create spaces where they can be their best. Oh – and she BEAT CANCER!

What’s in store for Style ’19!

Dinner for 8 with Cocktail Pairings, the Ultimate Seahawks Fan Sports package, custom made NWHH Fashions from Local Boutiques…

We’ll have all that and more for you to bid on at Style’ 19 and we can’t wait for you to be a part of the fun! Last year’s event sold out in May, so make sure to purchase your tickets soon.

Can’t make it but want to show support? You can purchase a Support a Model ticket through our Auction Webpage to donate a ticket to model’s friends and family so they can join us free of charge at this fabulous uplifting event!

For details or questions, please e-mail Karyn Blasi at Karyn@nwhopeandhealing.org.

Help your network find NWHH

Are you on Social Media?

We’d love for you to share NWHH with your network! Make sure you’re following our Facebook event for Style ’19 and that you’re keeping up with our main page!

 

Give Back while you Shop!

Next time you make a purchase from Amazon, click here to register with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Northwest Hope & Healing.

Our Mission

Northwest Hope & Healing was founded by Christine Smith in 2000, roughly 2 months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mission she envisioned from the beginning is the same today:  to provide financial assistance to women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Our Patient Assistance Fund provides assistance for everyday living expenses such as child care, groceries, reliable transportation, and emergency rent. Our signature “Healing Boxes” are assembled and delivered, at no charge, to women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer at all Swedish Cancer Institute Campuses.

Northwest Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 20-0799737.

 

Click on the “MAKE A DONATION” button to make a 100%
tax-deductible donation to the Patient Assistance Fund today!

$25 funds one healing basket to let a patient know they are not alone
$50 covers parking and transportation
$150 will pay for one month of utility bills
$250 provides a nourishing grocery grant and alleviates financial strain
$700 will help one patient cover groceries, pharmacy co-pays, or gas for an entire year
$1000 will fund a month of Healing Baskets 

NW Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, EIN 20-0799737, that provides
child care, meals, transportation, & emergency rent to women receiving breast and gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Medical Center.

Please visit our website at www.nwhopeandhealing.org.

Our mailing address is:
Northwest Hope & Healing, PO Box 16069, Seattle, WA 98116

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NWHH Newsletter – April 2019

Buy your Style ’19 Tickets today!

Northwest Hope & Healing Family and Friends, 

Whether it’s a fixed income, an unexpected financial catastrophe, or just living paycheck to paycheck, a Cancer diagnosis can take you from “I’m just getting by…” to “I don’t know what I’m going to do financially.” That’s where you’ve saved the day for breast and gynecological cancer patients at Swedish Cancer Institute.As we move into our last month of planning for Style ’19, we are excited and humbled by this opportunity to make such a huge difference in the lives of those we serve, and we’re grateful to you – our community – for supporting women and men facing their diagnoses with grace, poise, and bravery. You make a dark time in people’s lives a little brighter and we’re so looking forward to celebrating that with you.

Sincerely,
The NWHH Team

Meet a Model

Meet Irene, who will be modeling at this year’s Style ’19 Fashion Show Fundraiser!

Irene is an incredible chef, having finished culinary school in only 2 years. She enjoys cooking for friends, family, and fabulous fiancé as well as trying out and perfecting new recipes.

When she’s not cooking and sharing her talents with those she loves or BEATING BREAST CANCER, she enjoys tennis, ping pong, and long walks around Greenlake and down the NWHH runway!

Thank you to the Style ’19 Boutiques


Aria x Mode
Lika Love Boutique
Sassafrass
The Finerie
Via Lago
Please consider supporting these fabulous boutiques that
are supporting us this year at our
Style ’19 Fashion Fundraiser!P.S. When shopping at Lika Love for our event – let them know you’re shopping for a Style ’19 look for a 20% discount!

Meet a Model

Meet Dee Dee! DeeDee is a fierce advocate who enjoys speaking out on cancer and healthcare related issues. She takes time to be active, pursuing zumba as a hobby and tackling a marathon a few years ago! 

You’ll find DeeDee staying up to date on politics, keeping up with the Seahawks, or out doing Stand Up Comedy – especially as a fundraiser to support various causes she cares about. We can’t wait to see her on the runway!

What’s in store for Style ’19!

A trip to France, a VIP Party for 25 at Havana Social Club, a Woodinville Wine Country Tour for you and friends, original artwork, Alaska Airlines Airfare…

We’ll have all that and more for you to bid on at Style’ 19 and we can’t wait for you to be a part of the fun! Last year’s event sold out in May, so make sure to purchase your tickets soon.

Can’t make it but want to show support? You can purchase a Support a Model ticket through our Auction Webpage to donate a ticket to model’s friends and family so they can join us free of charge at this fabulous uplifting event!

For details or questions, please e-mail Karyn Blasi at Karyn@nwhopeandhealing.org.

Help your network find NWHH

Are you on Social Media?

We’d love for you to share NWHH with your network! Make sure you’re following our Facebook event for Style ’19 and that you’re keeping up with our main page!

Book a Room at the Venue
After the Fashion Show, spend a luxurious night at the event venue for a discount – but this deal won’t last for long – make sure to book your room by May 8th!
Follow this link to book a discounted room for the night of the event at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Pioneer Square.
 

Give Back while you Shop!

Next time you make a purchase from Amazon, click here to register with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Northwest Hope & Healing.

Our Mission

Northwest Hope & Healing was founded by Christine Smith in 2000, roughly 2 months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mission she envisioned from the beginning is the same today:  to provide financial assistance to women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Our Patient Assistance Fund provides assistance for everyday living expenses such as child care, groceries, reliable transportation, and emergency rent. Our signature “Healing Boxes” are assembled and delivered, at no charge, to women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer at all Swedish Cancer Institute Campuses.

Northwest Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 20-0799737.

 

Click on the “MAKE A DONATION” button to make a 100%
tax-deductible donation to the Patient Assistance Fund today!

$25 funds one healing basket to let a patient know they are not alone
$50 covers parking and transportation
$150 will pay for one month of utility bills
$250 provides a nourishing grocery grant and alleviates financial strain
$700 will help one patient cover groceries, pharmacy co-pays, or gas for an entire year
$1000 will fund a month of Healing Baskets 

NW Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, EIN 20-0799737, that provides
child care, meals, transportation, & emergency rent to women receiving breast and gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Medical Center.

Please visit our website at www.nwhopeandhealing.org.

Our mailing address is:
Northwest Hope & Healing, PO Box 16069, Seattle, WA 98116

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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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NWHH Newsletter – March 2019

Style ’19 Tickets go on Sale on April 1!

Northwest Hope & Healing Family and Friends, 
March has been a lot of fun! We joined together with our friends at Pitch Your Peers Seattle to assemble Healing Baskets, received a $125,000 gift from Thrive Causemetics that will keep our Healing Baskets stocked for a good long time, and amped up planning for this Summer’s Style ’19 Fashion Show Fundraiser!Tickets for Fashion ’19 go on sale on April 1. Last year’s event sold out, so make sure to hurry and reserve your ticket before they do this year!

Keep reading for information about getting more involved in this year’s Fashion Show Fundraiser. 

Can you help us continue our mission by making a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year?

Your gift will change the life of a patient facing cancer. After paying for medical care, deductibles, co-pays, and prescriptions, many patients face a shortfall each month for basic needs like food, rent, and childcare.

Click on the “MAKE A DONATION” button to make a 100% tax-deductible donation today!


-$25 will fund one healing basket
-$50 will help pay for parking and transportation
-$150 will pay for one month of utility bills
-$250 most requested grant for groceries
-$700 will help one patient for an entire year cover groceries, pharmacy co-pays, or gas
-$1000 will fund healing baskets for one month

Volunteer for Style ’19!
Are you interested in walking the catwalk at this year’s fashion show? Do you have a knack for collecting auction items or something fabulous you’d like to donate (think – vacation home, airline miles, or a unique one-of-a-kind experience!)?
We’re recruiting Models and Procurement Committee members for this year’s event! For details, e-mail Karyn Blasi at Karyn@nwhopeandhealing.org.

Thank you Pitch Your Peers Seattle!
We’re thankful fo the generous support of partners like Pitch Your Peers Seattle. This month they spent a Saturday helping us put together our signature Healing Baskets for patients at Swedish Cancer Institute. Their ongoing kindness and support makes an incredible difference for those we serve. 

 

Give Back while you Shop!

Next time you make a purchase from Amazon, click here to register with Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Northwest Hope & Healing.

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Thrive Causemetics, which is donating $25 million of its beauty products to celebrate its 4th anniversary!

Thrive brings the power of beauty to our women, giving them strength and confidence as they fight cancer.

Thrive is committed to supporting our mission to provide financial assistance to local women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancer at Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, WA.

 

Our Mission

Northwest Hope & Healing was founded by Christine Smith in 2000, roughly 2 months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mission she envisioned from the beginning is the same today:  to provide financial assistance to women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Our Patient Assistance Fund provides assistance for everyday living expenses such as child care, groceries, reliable transportation, and emergency rent. Our signature “Healing Boxes” are assembled and delivered, at no charge, to women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer at all Swedish Cancer Institute Campuses.

Northwest Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 20-0799737.

 

NW Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, EIN 20-0799737, that provides
child care, meals, transportation, & emergency rent to women receiving breast and gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Medical Center.

Please visit our website at www.nwhopeandhealing.org.

Our mailing address is:
Northwest Hope & Healing, PO Box 16069, Seattle, WA 98116

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NWHH Newsletter – February 2019

Northwest Hope & Healing Family and Friends, 

Happy February!

It’s been a cold and wintery month this February and we hope you’re staying safe and warm! In light of the particularly cold winter, we think it’s important for you to know how your generosity has kept things cozy for patients.

Last year your gifts funded 90 grants for patients, with an average grant size of $498.00. These grants were primarily used to cover utilities like electric and gas. When making ends meet became impossible, you kept the lights on. You’ve shown how we can build a stronger community when we chip in to support each other, and helped those in need make it through these hard winter months. Thank you for your support!

And that’s not all! You’ve also warmed hearts with Healing Baskets this month.

We want to share notes from Healing Basket recipients, Megan and Karen. While far away from her Alaska home, your donation made Karen feel welcome and supported. You also touched Megan’s life by brightening her tough day with a gift! Thank you for making a difference in these women’s lives this month.

 

As February wraps up, you can still show your love by making even more of a difference!

Click on the “MAKE A DONATION” button to make a 100% tax-deductible donation today!

Your gift will change the life of a patient facing cancer. After paying for medical care, deductibles, co-pays, and prescriptions, many patients face a shortfall each month for basic needs like food, rent, and childcare.

     
-$25 will fund one healing basket
-$50 will help pay for parking and transportation
-$150 will keep the lights on by providing a month of utilities
-$250 most requested grant for groceries
-$700 will help one patient for an entire year cover groceries, pharmacy co-pays, or gas
-$1000 will fund healing baskets for one month

 

Support Northwest Hope and Healing while you shop!

Click here to register with Amazon Smile. Shop through Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Northwest Hope & Healing. Contributions add up quickly to become Healing Baskets and Grant Assistance!

Meet New Board Member, Jen Price!

Jennifer Price officially joined the board of NWH&H this month after becoming involved with the organization in the Fall of 2014. A New York City transplant, Jen has a long-standing relationship with the breast cancer community, both in her role as a public relations professional in the biopharmaceutical industry and as a volunteer with METAvivor, a national grassroots non-profit committed to closing the funding disparity in metastatic research dollars. The first event she attended was the fall wine tasting gala where she felt a great connection to NWHH’s mission to support local women both emotionally and financially. She went on to co-chair the annual event the last three years and looks forward to helping to shape the vision and direction of the organization as it continues its incredible growth trajectory.

EVENT PHOTOS ARE UP!
Did you join us at CORK | FORK | SUPPORT 2018? Head on over to our Facebook Page to check out photos from the event. Make sure to tag yourself, like, and share!

Save the Date:
Northwest Hope and Healing Fashion Show
Friday, June 7th
Swanky Downtown Location to be Announced!
5:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar to buy tickets – they sold out last year!
Ticket sales begin April 1st.
*Please contact Karyn Blasi Hellar if you would like to model or volunteer.

Cork | Fork | Support 2019
Early November
Time and Location TBD

 

Our Mission

Northwest Hope & Healing was founded by Christine Smith in 2000, roughly 2 months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mission she envisioned from the beginning is the same today:  to provide financial assistance to women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Our Patient Assistance Fund provides assistance for everyday living expenses such as child care, groceries, reliable transportation, and emergency rent. Our signature “Healing Boxes” are assembled and delivered, at no charge, to women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer at all Swedish Cancer Institute Campuses.

Northwest Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 20-0799737.

 

NW Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, EIN 20-0799737, that provides
child care, meals, transportation, & emergency rent to women receiving breast and gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Medical Center.

Please visit our website at www.nwhopeandhealing.org.

Our mailing address is:
Northwest Hope & Healing, PO Box 16069, Seattle, WA 98116

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NWHH Newsletter – January 2019

Northwest Hope & Healing Family and Friends, 

Happy New Year!

Thanks to the support of donors, volunteers, and advocates like you since we started Northwest Hope and Healing in 2000, we were able to donate a record breaking $140,000 in 2018 to help over 400 women, men, and their families with their basic needs while undergoing breast or gynecological cancer treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute!! 

Funds were distributed through a variety of ways:  
-Gift cards are the top request from patients to use for gas or groceries. 
-Grants are primarily used to cover utilities:  electric, gas and phone are the top requested. 
-Healing baskets; these baskets provide a lot of comfort. See how much of an impact these have by reading the comment cards from a few healing basket recipients below.

It is a new year and a new chance to make even more of a difference and help us support even more patients in 2019.

Click on the “MAKE A DONATION” button to make a 100% tax-deductible donation today!

Your gift will change the life of a patient facing cancer. After paying for medical care, deductibles, co-pays, and prescriptions, many patients face a shortfall each month for basic needs like food, rent, and childcare.

     
-$25 will fund one healing basket
-$50 will help pay for parking and transportation
-$150 will pay for one month of utility bills
-$250 most requested grant for groceries
-$700 will help one patient for an entire year cover groceries, pharmacy co-pays, or gas
-$1000 will fund healing baskets for one month

THANK YOU!
We had two healing basket parties in late 2018. A big thank you to Genentech for contributing all the supplies and assembling the healing baskets for one party.
Thank you to the Mercer Island High School, DECA Students for assembling the healing baskets in a separate party.
We just love all the support! Thank you Genentech and Mercer Island High School, DECA Students!


Thank you to Seattle Aesthetics for contributing a monthly donation to Northwest Hope and Healing. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and support! 

Save the Date:
Northwest Hope and Healing Fashion Show
Friday, June 7th
Seattle Sanctuary
5:30pm

*Please contact Karyn Blasi Hellar if you would like to model or volunteer.Cork, Fork, Support 2019
Early November
Time and Location TBD

Welcome our new board members joining us in February! 
Jennifer Price
Shelly Hughes
Amy Murray
Kara Carlson, MD
Tanya Wahl, MD

 

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Our Mission

Northwest Hope & Healing was founded by Christine Smith in 2000, roughly 2 months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mission she envisioned from the beginning is the same today:  to provide financial assistance to women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Our Patient Assistance Fund provides assistance for everyday living expenses such as child care, groceries, reliable transportation, and emergency rent. Our signature “Healing Boxes” are assembled and delivered, at no charge, to women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer at all Swedish Cancer Institute Campuses.

Northwest Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 20-0799737.

 

NW Hope & Healing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, EIN 20-0799737, that provides
child care, meals, transportation, & emergency rent to women receiving breast and gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Medical Center.

Please visit our website at www.nwhopeandhealing.org.

Our mailing address is:
Northwest Hope & Healing, PO Box 16069, Seattle, WA 98116

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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