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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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

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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!

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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.

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

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