2020 Virtual Lunch for the Cure

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Join us for a virtual program focused on the local mission of Komen Puget Sound, new and cutting-edge breast cancer treatments as well as an inspirational and entertaining message from Sandra and Kimber Lee. All while raising funds to keep local breast cancer patients and survivors supported as well as fueling critical breast cancer research.

Featured Speakers

Brooke Fox, Emcee

Co-host of MOViN 92.5’s “Brooke & Jeffrey In The Morning,” Brooke is a longtime Komen volunteer, advocate and fundraiser.

 

Sandra & Kimber Lee

Sandra Lee is an Emmy award-winning television chef and author. She is known for her “Semi-Homemade” cooking concept, which Lee describes as using 70 percent pre-packaged products and 30 percent fresh items.

Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee premiered on the Food Network in 2003. Each episode contained an arts and crafts element, in which Lee decorates the table setting in accordance with the theme of the meal that she just prepared. She refers to these as “tablescapes.” She has released 25 books, including Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade: Cool Kids Cooking (October 2006) and a memoir, Made From Scratch, which was released in November 2007. A magazine based on her show, Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, was released in 2009. In 2012, Lee won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host for Semi-Homemade Cooking.

Lee announced on May 12, 2015, that she had been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. By then she had undergone a lumpectomy, and was scheduled to have a double mastectomy later in the week. In 2018, Ms Lee produced an HBO documentary titled, Rx: Early Detection, A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee to raise awareness of her quest, and share her own journey while chronicling her diagnosis and treatment including a double mastectomy.

Since her recovery, she has become a national advocate for Susan G Komen.  She spent much of her childhood in the Sumner, Washington area and will be the keynote speaker at the 2020 Komen Lunch for the Cure in Tacoma, Washington where her sister, Kimber Lee, will receive the inaugural Komen Co-Survivor Award.

 

Frank Senecal, MD

Frank Senecal, MD, noted medical oncologist, will be sharing his experience working alongside Komen on breakthrough breast cancer research and the focus of bringing research out of the lab and to the bedside and how that elevates the care and therapies for patients.

Dr. Senecal has served as St. Joseph’s Director of Oncology, Medical Director of Hospice of Tacoma, Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Chief of Staff at St. Francis Hospital, Fellow of American College of Physicians. Active in cancer treatment research, he has published scientific articles in that field.

 

FAQ

Why should I purchase a Virtual Event Ticket?

Table and ticket sales raise over $20,000 for Komen Puget Sound. These funds help cover costs for the event and while going virtual means less expenses it doesn’t mean no expenses. Funds raised from event tickets will cover those costs and anything above that goes to our mission.

How does a virtual table work?

It works a lot like our MORE THAN PINK Walk® fundraising pages. Each virtual table is essentially a team so when you invite someone to join your table they register and have the option to help you fundraise by inviting their friends and family to join as well or to make a donation. This means the reach of the Virtual event is much greater and we encourage you and all of your guests to share the event with friends and family.

Do Table Captains need to register?

Yes, because it gives you access to your virtual table fundraising page. This page is how you’ll share the event with friends and family.

Do Participants need to register?

While we encourage everyone to register because it gives them access to their own fundraising page, participants can choose to make a donation to an individual or table instead. The link to the public event program will be sent to fundraises and donors.

Can I make a donation by check?

Yes! Checks, made out to Komen Puget Sound, are always welcome. Table captains can collect checks from their table guests and mail them using the worksheet available here. Our office is currently closed, all our mail is being forwarded to our Database Administrator, Heidi McAfee, so you can mail checks to Komen Puget Sound, 112 Fifth Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 and they will be forwarded to Heidi.

Having trouble registering or updating your fundraising page?

Email Heidi McAfee at heidi@pskomen.org for help.

 

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors

 

 

 

To learn more about becoming a Lunch for the Cure sponsor contact us at 206-633-0303.

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