Morning Anchor, News 3/Channel 3000
What inspired you to get involved with ELB?
I’ve long reported on the work being done in our community to fight cancer and support patients along the way – from the personal stories behind a diagnosis and treatment to the life-saving breakthroughs doctors are finding at UW Health, right in our own backyard. While I’ve always loved to share those stories, I wanted to find another meaningful way to help my community in the fight against cancer. I’ve volunteered in past years at the Carbone Cancer Center’s Trivia Night with Andy North and got to learn more about the Emerging Leadership Board – it seemed like a really fitting way to join the cause and make a difference locally.
How have you seen donations directly impact the Cancer Center?
I’ve had the opportunity to get involved with the local Susan G. Koman organization through my role at News 3. Over the past 6 years, I helped produce an hour-long live newscast on the annual Race for the Cure (now renamed the More Than Pink Walk). During those specials, I spoke with countless women and families who found support when they needed it most, whether it be assistance with rent payments or grief support for those who lost their loved ones. That is the type of difference I want to help make for my community.