To All Of Our Invited Guests & Friends: We are so pleased to host monthly Happy Hours at our office space in South Lake Union. It brings us great joy & pleasure to have the opportunity to meet new people in our community!

Kwanchai is a design firm that started in Interior Design and has quickly grown into all areas of design including: Event Design & Graphic Design. For more information about Kwanchai, please visit our website at: www.kwanchai.net.

Kwanchai is happy to continue our Happy Hours while supporting a different local nonprofit / charity within our community each month. Our past recipients include:
Dearborn Elementary
Safe School Coalitions
Jubilee Woman's Center
Verbena Health
Art with Heart
Camp Ten Trees
Rise N'Shine
Gay City
Families Like Ours
Equal Rights of Washington

Each month we feature a nonprofit or charitable organization that we will be collecting items from their "Wish List" and/or any monetary donations. We hope you will join us in supporting our community. If not, we are still excited that you attend our Happy Hour!

For August's Happy Hour: The nonprofit organization is Susan G. Komen for the Cure
and National Philanthropic Trust

Event Description: 3-day, 60 mile walk to raise breast cancer awareness and funding for research, education, screening, and treatment.

Team Name: Areola Borealis
Team Organizer: Michi Suzuki
Michi's Profile:

As many of you may (or may not know), I was diagnosed with breast cancer this past October. I have been undergoing radiation for the past 6 1/2 weeks and will have my last treatment on March 5th. Once radiation is complete, I will begin my hormone replacement therapy for the next 5 years. This has truly been an emotional and empowering experience for me over the past several months. I've always wanted to do this walk, and now more than ever, I am incredibly inspired to take this 3-day, 60-mile journey. Partially for my own personal reasons, but even more so, for those that are unable to walk it, or for those that are no longer here with us. Everyday when I come home from treatment all I want to do is take a nap from the fatigue or soak my arm pit and my breast area in an ice bath from the sunburn like pain and blistering under my pit, but instead, I think about all the people that share the same waiting room as me with their stints in their chests waiting for their chemo treatment, or the young woman that uses her walker because the cancer has spread, or the guy who often sits next to me telling me that he hopes radiation will indeed shrink his brain tumor. I think about all of those people and the people that are no longer alive, and I lace up my shoes and take my ass down to the lake to walk, walk, walk. So now, I turn to all of you and ask for your support as I take an amazing journey in the fight against breast cancer! Net proceeds from this 3-day, 60-mile event benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust, funding important breast cancer research, education, screening, and treatment. Thank you in advance from the bottom of my heart!
Much love,

"Wish List"

Monetary Donations in any amount

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