Largest Contribution to the Patient Assistance Fund in NWHH History!

Northwest Hope and Healing Executive Director and Board of Directors present contribution to Swedish Cancer Institute

We are excited to announce that we were able to contribute $200,000 to the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Cancer Institute! Each year our contribution has grown, and this 2022 donation is the largest to date! Executive Director, Tricia Johnson met with the Executive Medical Director of the Swedish Cancer Institute, Dr. Grethlein, and Senior Philanthropy Officer, Jordan Archer to present the contribution. We are proud to continue our strong and lasting partnership!

We would like to thank all of our supporters, donors, volunteers, and community partners for making this donation possible. 

Support NWHH for Giving Tuesday

Northwest Hope and Healing’s virtual gala on Saturday November 21 has been extended to include Giving Tuesday.

Our recent gala commemorating 20 years of resilience as a community raised over $200,000 for local women who are struggling to pay for everyday basics while receiving cancer treatment. But the need is greater than ever right now.

The economic impact of the pandemic has been particularly difficult for individuals and families already struggling to pay for basic necessities while undergoing cancer treatment.

In order to help us provide the necessary assistance to our community, please consider making a donation to NWHH for Giving Tuesday. Your donation will help us continue providing immediate financial assistance to local women undergoing cancer treatment to help them cover the costs of rent, groceries, transportation, and more.

If you were unable to join us for the live-streamed event, you can watch the full recording here—featuring testimonials from physicians, as well as past and current cancer patients—to see first-hand the difference that your dollars make for a local woman in need!

NWHH 20th Anniversary Gala on November 21

Northwest Hope and Healing’s virtual gala to commemorate 20 years of resilience as a community was a fantastic success.

We had an amazing time celebrating with all of you on Saturday night! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise over $200,000 for women in our community who are struggling to pay for everyday basics while undergoing cancer treatment.

If you were unable to join us for the live-streamed event, you can watch the full recording here:

Sincere thanks for your support

The economic impact of the pandemic has been particularly difficult for individuals and families already struggling to pay for basic necessities while undergoing cancer treatment. Your generous donations will help us continue providing immediate financial assistance to help local women cover the costs of rent, groceries, and transportation.

 

WEEK OF WELLNESS 2020

 

NWHH is partnering with health and wellness experts for a WEEK OF WELLNESS September 14–18!

Northwest Hope & Healing’s is hosting a full week of online wellness classes with an amazing group of health and wellness experts. Ticket packages include up to four yoga classes with Morgan Zion, an inspirational talk with accomplished mountain climber Lisa Thompson, a cooking class with nutritionist Alana Hendrickson, and more!

Learn More >

 

NWHH’s First Live Benefit Concert

 

NWHH raised over $4,500 during our first-ever live music benefit concert!

Northwest Hope & Healing’s community showed their support on Friday, August 14, by tuning in to our first ever concert to raise money for local women in need! These funds will help women who are receiving treatment for breast and gynecologic cancers pay for everyday basics. Sincere thanks to everyone who donated, with special thanks to our wonderful musicians, Dain Weisner and Ryan Mathews, and to Uphill Designs for hosting us in their beautiful space!

 
Local musicians Ryan Mathews (on left) and Dain Weisner (on right)

Watch the full concert HERE >

 

Mystery Box Fundraiser Success!

 

Thank you to Mystery and everyone who purchased a Mystery Box in support of Northwest Hope & Healing!

In accordance with social distancing measures, Mystery has created a collection of “Mystery Night In” packages that provide all the excitement and surprise of a night out from the comfort of your own home.

In recognition of the important work being done by NWHH, Mystery put together a special package just for us and generously agreed to donate 20% of all sales. We sold over 50 boxes and raised $3,500 for local women receiving treatment for breast and gynecologic cancers!


Northwest Hope & Healing celebrated our community on July 23rd with a virtual happy hour where we unboxed our Mystery Night In packages together.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a terrific night!

 

Support in Style 2020

Thank you to everyone who shopped online to support NWHH during Support in Style 20!

Northwest Hope & Healing was proud to partner with the following local boutiques to raise funds for Seattle women in need:

These wonderful boutiques put together beautiful packages and donated a portion of the sales to NWHH. Thank you JJ CapricesBukiSassafras, and Divalani for helping us keep the spirit of our Style Fundraiser alive with this luxurious event.

Thanks to your support, we raised over $500! That’s enough to provide five women with gas cards so that they can get to and from cancer treatment without having to rely on public transportation. Your donations make a real difference in the lives of men and women living with cancer!

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.

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!

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