Komen Luncheon Raises Over $150,000, Strengthens Commitment to Ending Breast Cancer
Komen Puget Sound’s 13th annual Power of a Promise luncheon raised more than $150,380 to further Komen Puget Sound’s promise to end breast cancer forever. More than 350 supporters attended the event at The Westin Seattle on Thursday, October 23; it was emceed by KING5’s Jean Enersen, who has served continuously in that role since the first Power of a Promise luncheon in 2002.
The luncheon’s keynote speaker was Ariana Kukors, Olympic swimmer and world record holder, who spoke of life lessons learned from her mom’s ordeal with breast cancer. Komen Puget Sound Executive Director David Richart welcomed Senator Maria Cantwell’s State Director, Sara Crumb, to share a welcome and appreciation to Komen for helping thousands of underserved Puget Sound women receive breast cancer screenings and diagnostic services.
Four guests who made significant contributions in the fight against breast cancer were presented with the very first, early-edition Washington state breast cancer awareness license plates. Receiving plates were Ellen Phillips Angeles, retired director of the Seattle-King County Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program; Char Davis, longstanding volunteer for Komen Puget Sound; Dr. Pat Dawson, medical director of breast surgery for Swedish Medical Center; and Dr. Mary-Claire King, Komen Scholar and University of Washington professor of medicine, who was first to demonstrate the existence of genetic predisposition for breast cancer. The new license plates will go on sale to the general public starting in January.
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