Thank you to our sponsors, models, and attendees for the 21st Annual Surviving with Style Gala held on September 22nd at the Westin Seattle. This event enables us to provide our services at no cost to anyone in the community touched by cancer.
Thank you to our Steering Committee:
Molly Hill, Co-Chair | Karen Waalkes, Co-Chair | Carolyn Boe | Kristen Dittmaier | Annie Fisher | Sarah Goodman | JK Schatzman |Lisa Hoover
Diagnosed with breast cancer twice, first in 2002, then in 2010, Stephanie shared this about her cancer experience: “Before my diagnoses, I was…materialistic, judgmental, selfish; I feel like I really learned what is important in my life. I really slowed down and don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Becky was diagnosed with melanoma in 2011. She shared this about her experience:
“Cancer has made me much more intentional with my life. I approach almost everything I do, even the small things, with a sense of purpose.”
When Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer, she shared that she felt she was “in a club I was not intending on joining.”
Shay was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and had this to share about her experience: “Cancer has taught me that even through our suffering, beauty arises.”
Hanna was diagnosed with cancer in 2014: “Cancer has also shaped my career goals. I wasn’t thinking about working the medical field before I had cancer but I now want to become a physician.”
Kristen had this to share about how being diagnosed with cancer in 2014 has changed her: “Cancer has made me eager to help other who face cancer or any other serious disease.”
When Henrik was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, he mentioned how cancer has connected him to so many people!
Greg was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and had this to share about his experience: “I learned not to take for granted a healthy, active lifestyle…A cancer diagnosis does not mean the end of a healthy, active lifestyle.”
Ava is 11 years old, and shared this about her cancer diagnosis in 2013: “Having cancer made me realize the importance of family. It helped me realize that I need to help others with whatever I can.”