Intro by board member, Jeff Sweeney:
I am so proud of our successful operations and growth over our 25 years, which is a great tribute to all of us. Finally, I am very thankful for our immediate NWSF core team (employees and board members), as well as our volunteers, and constituents for your hard work, commitment, and dedication to our foundation’s mission, values, and programs. A heartfelt thank you to each of you!
Intro by board member, Ashley Glover:
I don't know about you but with the Spring season in full swing, my schedule has gotten busy! Two kids in Spring sports, work, and my duties as a board member it's easy to feel overwhelmed. I often fell tapped out and that I couldn't possibly have anything left to give. It's so easy to think like this but then I remember this Tanzanian proverb, "little by little, a little becomes A LOT."
The foundation's main goal when I started was to build our donor management system and clean up
hundreds of spreadsheets and thousands of rows of data. By doing this, we've been able to clearly see who
our donors are. This was no easy feat, but with the support of the foundation and the team, I was able to get it
I will continue to be a part of this organization by not only keeping up the accounting and administrative side of things but by also building relationships that I hope are lifelong. The rest of the team I work with is a Class Act and we want to thank all of you for your involvement no matter what that looks like. I look forward to a world without Sarcoma!
I have been gifted the opportunity to meet people in their time of need and find ways to provide support. Though not all outcomes go as we hope, I continue to be inspired by patients' and caregivers' stories of resilience, love, and community.
This year do not be surprised if you receive a phone call, text, or email from a volunteer, board member, or myself! We are trying to connect with you, to learn more about you, and how we can further our relationship with YOU! I look forward to the opportunity to meet you in person, hopefully throughout the year.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It is the time of year when we really begin to say thanks. We have been saying this all year long! YOU have made so much possible this year and we are hoping as we begin to see the holiday lights which indicate the end of this year, we will ask for YOU to help us do much much more.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It is the time of year when we really being to say thanks. We have been saying this all year long! YOU have made so much possible this year and we are hoping as we begin to see the holiday lights which indicate the end of this year, we will ask for YOU to help us do much much more.
October 1, 2022
Wow, what an amazing past month with 4 cities, hosting a Dragonslayer walk! Thank you to everyone who sponsored, volunteered, spoke, attended, fundraised, and donated to any of the 4 Dragonslayer Walks this year. We say that's a wrap but really Slayers you can fundraise until the end of the year. We have not met our walk fundraising goals yet for the year and you can help us reach those goals.
September 1, 2022
DRAGONSLAYERS!!! The time is here and now, join us for our Dragonslayer walks. We have Portland completed and 3 more to go. Join us, donate, and support! Get registered today for a walk near you. Boise 9.17.2022, Spokane 9.18.2022, and Seattle 9.24.2022. We have volunteer opportunities at each walk location and volunteers are able to join in on the walk. We have a hefty goal for each walk location but overall we have a goal of over $150,000! Come join us and help us blow this goal up.
Thank you everyone for all you do to help the organization continue its mission of providing hope, education, and support to anyone affected by Sarcoma in the PNW.
August 1, 2022
Wow, during July we hosted a Researchers Update Night with Dr. Eleanor Chen. She provided some amazing microscopic slide comparisons of different types of Sarcomas. It was great to hear directly from a pathologist. Did you know it is the pathologist who makes the diagnosis? They read your tests and determine the results. We also could see how easy it is to miss read the slides, some look so much like others. We cannot thank Dr. Chen enough for sharing with us, her recording is available on our YouTube Channel. Dr. Chen joins many others who have presented during Researcher Update Night, if you have not had a chance to join us, the recordings are available on your YouTube Channel. Highly recommended!
July 1, 2022
July is Sarcoma Awareness Month! I am always impressed that Sarcoma has an awareness month and hope that everyone tells everyone about this cancer. NO ONE FACES SARCOMA ALONE! Post your stories on social media, tag us, and let's continue to spread the word.
June 1, 2022
We are gearing up this month for our Knight Life Gala. Excited to be hosting in-person this spectacular event. This year, we changed it up and are taking a 3-hour cruise, (yes, I sing that also each time) on Lake Union. We hope that if you are planning on attending you get your tickets soon, the deadline is June 21st or if tickets sell out before. We have 3, fun live auction items - a weekend stay in a renovated 1905 railway caboose for 2, a weekend stay for up to 12 people on Hood Canal, and a multiple date night experience package. We hope to see you there! Limited seating, come join us!
May 1, 2022
Thank you Oncology Nurses! The work you do to support our Sarcoma patients is amazing. I'm sure many of our Sarcoma physicians would chime in and agree, that all of you do amazing work and are appreciated!
We are looking for some great people to get involved with our committees. We invite you to join us by reaching out to me at email@example.com. To learn more about each committee and commitment, please see links below.
Development Committee - next meeting Sunday, June 24 @ 5 p.m.
Events Committee - next meeting Thursday, June 9 @ 6 p.m.
Mar-Comm Committee - next meeting Thursday, May 12 @ 9 a.m.
Programs Committee - next meeting Sunday, June 24 @ 5 p.m.
April 1, 2022
Thank you volunteers for making our events and programs run so smoothly! As we launch into Volunteer Appreciation month everyone here says thank you! We have realized that just last month was 6 months until the Dragonslayer Walks, where we ask so much of many of you. So again, thanks! Earlier this year the board and staff worked diligently to establish and define committees to support the work of the organization. We are searching for volunteers who want to participate in the next part of the future of the NW Sarcoma Foundation. We decided on four committees, and we are looking for some great people to get involved.
March 1, 2022
The year is marching on!
We are looking forward to some in-person events in the next few months. Upcoming is the Seattle Swing for Sarcoma golf tournament and the big event, the Knight Life Dinner & Gala on the Emerald Star. We truly hope you will be able to join us at one of these events. Events like these will help us in the launch of a new program in 2023, the Bereavement Help$ Grants. We are reaching for the stars for this new program to launch, it is anticipated in its first year to be about $25,000 to support. Mark your calendars, register now, and join us soon!
We are excited to be the recipients of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust grant. This three year grant will allow us to hire a development coordinator and purchase the Classy Platform. With a new teammate and CRM, we will be able to maintain a donor database in one location, while providing a user friendly experience for donations and event registration. All of this will help us better serve Sarcoma patients and families in the Pacific Northwest.
February 16, 2022
Your financial investment with the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation helps provide financial grants to patients, care packages to patients and those who have lost a loved one to Sarcoma, provides funding for staff to continue to connect our Sarcoma community through Researcher Update Nights and Casual Chats, and supports Sarcoma research in the PNW...Read More
February 27, 2023
The last few years have been challenging for all of us, including the NW Sarcoma Foundation. Met with a pandemic that is unprecedented in our lifetime, we were forced to "move" online as a society and an organization. We focused our efforts on ways we could continue to engender a sense of community amongst those who were impacted by a Sarcoma in a time when it was needed most and to continue to live out our mission. It was hard! Read More
February 16, 2021
2020 brought its challenges but the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation was and is determined to continue to provide hope, education, and support to Sarcoma patients and families in the Pacific Northwest while investing in research to cure Sarcomas...Read More