2015 Partner Awards
Promise of One Award – Kathy Bressler
This award recognizes the power one person has to further Komen’s promise to save lives and end breast cancer by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. This volunteer goes beyond the call of duty and strives to advance the position of Komen Puget Sound within the community while keeping the mission at heart.
Kathy Bressler, who recently stepped down as president of our board, is a woman of boundless energy and we at Komen Puget Sound were privileged that she chose to use that energy to serve our mission. Her passion, energy, and megawatt smile will be sorely missed in the board room, but she remains a powerful force who serves as a role model for all Komen Puget Sound volunteers.
CJ Taylor Award – Lynda Weatherby
The CJ Taylor Award honors the memory of the founder of Komen Puget Sound. It recognizes an individual, corporation or organization who champions the Komen promise with CJ’s courage and limitless dedication.
Lynda Weatherby has been faithful in service to Komen Puget Sound as a volunteer and Race Chair. As a woman living with metastatic breast cancer, she uses her volunteer status as a platform to reach out to others to raise funds and awareness to fight this ugly disease. Linda sets a great example for other volunteers and truly keeps the focus on the Komen promise.
Volunteer of the Year Award – Linda Eguchi
The Volunteer of the Year award is given to a volunteer who has been with the Affiliate for at least five years, embracing the core values of Komen and always serving as a positive agent of change.
Linda Eguchi is an amazing and dedicated volunteer, helping out in the office every week as well as with special events. In addition, she takes her Race for the Cure fundraising very seriously. Linda’s willingness to use her talents to further Komen’s work without any thought of reward is appreciated more than she knows.
Community Service Award – Latinos Promoting Good Health Statewide Committee
The Community Service award is given to an organization that carries the Komen message of breast health awareness and early detection through innovative programs, particularly in underserved communities.
Latinos Promoting Good Health is a collaborative partnership that strives to improve the health of all communities in Washington State. Under the direction of its statewide committee, this group of passionate volunteers facilitates access to services through family health and safety fairs that provide communities with a range of preventative tools – including breast cancer information and access to mammography via mobile vans. What started out as an initiative serving the Latino community has grown to include all women – regardless of race, income or residency status. Last year alone, the committee organized 17 health fairs, reaching nearly 5,000 people, including close to 300 women who received breast cancer screenings.
Community Partner Award – NanoString Technologies
The Community Partner Award goes to an organization that goes above and beyond the call of duty. This organization serves as a cohesive force that serves as a role model for all of the Affiliate’s community partners, demonstrating dedication, commitment, creativity, initiative and dependability. This partner shows outstanding support of Affiliate events, disseminates important breast health information internally and to the community, making significant strides in the fight against breast cancer.
NanoString Technologies has demonstrated an outstanding level of dedication to the fight against breast cancer, willingly giving time, money, and energy to support the Puget Sound Affiliate and the people we serve. NanoString is always willing to consider new partnership ideas and often presents Komen Puget Sound with ideas, as well.
Lifetime Achievement Award – Amy Sing and Jill McLean
This award recognizes volunteers whose achievements, time, compassion and volunteer spirit serve as benchmarks for all our volunteers.
Together, Amy Sing and Jill McLean have worked quietly for 20 years raising money for the fight against breast cancer. Last year was the 20th anniversary of their Harbor Pointe Women’s Golf Club Invitational tournament fundraiser, which brought in more than $300,000 in support of the Komen Puget Sound’s local and global missions.