We accomplished so much in 2022!

December 27, 2022

Like many organizations, we started 2022 with much uncertainty. We were faced with having to adjust to a “new normal” as a result of the pandemic. Despite this, we persevered and had such a successful year – expanding our programs, adding new staff members, and innovatively implementing our events and programs in-person and virtually. Check out our 2022 in review:ย 

Prefer to hear about our accomplishments in an audio format? In the final podcast episode of the year, our staff shares their biggest program accomplishments and what they’re most looking forward to doing in 2023. Tune in below.

Our 10 biggest program successes in 2022 โœจ

1. Secured a grant from the American Heart Association to increase our impact on vaping and tobacco education across Washington state ๐Ÿšญ

2.ย Launched a podcast called EnCOMPASSing Cancerย where we chat with those impacted by cancer, caregivers, community members, and medical professionals. We’ve had over 1,000 downloads and produced 20 episodes, plus one bonus episode! ๐ŸŽค

3. Developed materials for Cancer Prevention Month, including a teen guide to cancer risk factors and a resource for parents on how they can help their teens prevent cancer. ๐Ÿงพ

4. Received a community grant from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center to lead HPV prevention and educational efforts in rural communities in Washington state (Project C.H.A.M.P.). ๐Ÿ“š

5. Partnered with Bloodworks Northwest for two, two-week long blood donation campaigns. ๐Ÿฉธ

6. Our teen education program, Cancer Happens, went to over 160 classrooms. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ

7.ย We received 705 essays from over 560 high schools from across the country for our Cancer Unwrapped teen writing contest. ๐Ÿ“

8.ย We worked alongside state representatives to implement two state-wide cancer awareness days in Georgia serving over 400 community members. ๐ŸŽ—

9. Supported over 120 campers at 5 different locations in Western Washington through the magic of Camp Sparkle. We also started our Sparkle Saturday programming again to provide the camp experience year round! ๐Ÿ•

10.ย Launched several new partnerships, including one with Jasper Health – a digital app that helps cancer patients and their caregivers better manage and keep track of their care. ๐Ÿ“ฑ

 

Help us raise $25,000 this February โ€“ all donations matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact!

This match is in honor of Pinky Brindle, the mother of one of our board members, who passed away from cancer.