Issaquah Trophy & Awards, Susan G. Komen 3-Day join forces

July 10, 2012

Issaquah Trophy & Awards has selected the Susan G. Komen 3-Day as its recipient for its Awards for a Cause program during the third quarter of 2012.

Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. The organization has invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill its promise.

Learn more about the three-day walk at www.the3day.org. See the trophies and awards that will benefit 3-Day at www.issaquahtrophy.com/awardsforacauseproducts.

Issaquah Trophy & Awards is a subsidiary of Trophies2Go.com Inc., whose mission is to guide, create and deliver meaningful recognition to companies and individuals. The business has been serving Issaquah, surrounding communities and the nation since 1987. Learn more about the Awards for a Cause program by emailing Anne Hall at anne@issaquahtrophy.com.

Who’s News

September 27, 2011

Issaquah residents win ribbons at the Puyallup Fair

The following Issaquah residents won at the Puyallup Fair:

  • 4-H Champion Senior Cavy Judging County Team: Michelle Fredrickson, Margaret Edwards and Katherine Miotke.
  • 4Shelly Rowland, third-place, lemon almond pie recipe
  • Amber Buol, first place, sewing machine-quilted

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Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the highlands Tuesday

October 3, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 3, 2010

Join the battle against breast cancer Tuesday at sip. at the wine bar and restaurant.

The restaurant hosts Sips & Tips, a social networking event to bring together women in the spirit of friendship, community, empowerment and charity. The event, held the first Tuesday of every month, features a different theme, and offers opportunities to introduce local businesses.

The upcoming Sips & Tips commemorates Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event starts at 5 p.m. at the Issaquah Highlands restaurant, 1084 N.E. Park Drive.

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Police dispatcher buzzes hair for cancer research / July 7, 2010

July 7, 2010

Police dispatcher agrees to hair-shedding fundraiser

July 6, 2010

Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers takes the first swipe at emergency dispatcher Jacqueline Kerness’ hair, which she volunteered to have shaved off to help raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure breast cancer walk in September. By Chantelle Lusebrink

The Eagle Room at City Hall buzzed in anticipation as police dispatcher Jacqueline Kerness nervously sat down in a chair at the center of the room.

Stepping behind her, poised with a set of buzzing electric clippers, Police Chief Paul Ayers made the first swipe through Kerness’ hair, sending the brown locks to the floor.

“Here we go,” he said, taking a swath of hair from the base of her head. “I think it’s looking good.”

Shedding her hair June 30 was all for a good cause, said Kerness, who bravely volunteered to have her colleagues cut away. She has been interested in helping battle cancer since high school, and she had her hair cut in February 2009 as a donation to Locks of Love, the organization that makes wigs for cancer patients.

This time, Kerness’ colleagues bid to take a turn with the clippers, each time raising money for fellow dispatcher Carma Mathieson to participate in September’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure breast cancer walk.

“I have been bountifully blessed with health, so I walk,” Mathieson said. “It takes a huge commitment, because it is a lot of time away from my family, but they support me.

“I’ll do it every year, until cancer is done.”

Both of her parents, Francis Bingham, 70, and Helen Bingham, 73, died from cancer within the past 15 years, she said. Her aunt also died of cancer. She said she has had several friends and colleagues — during her 24 years as a city employee — who have been diagnosed with different cancers and have fought the disease. Read more

Dine at Coho Café to support cancer research

July 6, 2010

What could be better than hitting the outdoor patio at Coho Café? How about dining out to help find a cure?

Coho Café in Issaquah will host a fundraiser July 17 to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s 3-Day for the Cure walk in September.

The restaurant has teamed up with a dining membership company, allowing members to donate their meal savings to The Rack Warriors, a local team of 10 women who are walking in Seattle’s 60-mile event this September.

So, where do you come in? All you need to do is eat lunch or dinner.

The restaurant will host the event through its partnership with Passport Unlimited, a popular dining membership. With the Passport Unlimited membership, guests dining with other people typically receive their second entrée on the house.

During the event, instead of getting the second meal for free, you can pay for it and donate the price to The Rack Warriors. If you do, there are a variety of coupons and door prizes restaurant employees will award in return.

The fundraiser also occurs at Coho Café in Redmond and both Arnies locations in Mukilteo and Edmonds.

City employee gets buzz cut for good cause — cancer research

July 1, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. July 1, 2010

Issaquah Police Chief Paul Ayers takes a clipper to Emergency Dispatcher Jacqueline Kerness' hair as part of a Wednesday fundraiser for cancer research. By Chantelle Lusebrink

The Eagle Room at City Hall buzzed in anticipation as Emergency Dispatcher Jacqueline Kerness nervously sat down in a chair at the center of the room.

Stepping behind her, poised with a set of buzzing electric clippers, Police Chief Paul Ayers made the first swipe through Kerness’ hair, sending the brown locks to the floor.

“Here we go,” he said, taking a swath of hair from the base of her head. “I think it’s looking good.”

Shedding her hair Wednesday was all for a good cause, though, Kerness said.

Her colleagues bid to take a turn with the clippers, each time raising money for fellow emergency dispatcher, Carma Mathieson, to participate in September’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk.

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Dine at Coho Café to support a cure for breast cancer

June 29, 2010

NEW — 11 a.m. June 29, 2010

What could be better than hitting the outdoor patio at Coho Café? How about dining out to help find a cure?

Coho Café in Issaquah will host a fundraiser July 17 to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s 3-Day for the Cure walk in September.

The restaurant has teamed up with a dining membership company, allowing members to donate their meal savings to The Rack Warriors, a local team of 10 women who are walking in Seattle’s 60-mile event this September.

So where do you come in? All you need to do is eat lunch or dinner.

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Fundraiser fights her own battle with breast cancer

May 19, 2009

Evelyn De la Cruz

Evelyn De la Cruz

Evelyn De la Cruz longs for the day when her daughter doesn’t have to worry about breast cancer.

The Issaquah woman has been a tireless advocate for early detection and fundraising for the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure organization.

She had planned to staff a booth at the Puget Sound Race for the Cure event June 7. Instead, she’ll be home recuperating from her second breast cancer surgery in less than two years. It’s a disease she’s all too familiar with. Read more

Cancer survivor bares her story for calendar

January 5, 2009

Pam Travis, of Issaquah, appears in the Angel Care Calendar 2009 as Miss May. By Gail Ann Watson.Pam Travis, of Issaquah, appears in the Angel Care Calendar 2009 as Miss May. By Gail Ann Watson.

One Issaquah woman is baring it all to make a point — well, almost all of it. Among carefully placed, bright-green leaves, Pam Travis, an Issaquah resident and breast cancer survivor, poses for the sixth time in this year’s Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual calendar.

“When I first posed for it about six years ago for the first time, I brought my husband with me to make me feel more comfortable, because I was so nervous,” she said. “As the years have gone by, I’ve felt more and more comfortable.”

She is one of 11 women and one man who posed for the 2009 calendar, which raises money for the foundation. Read more