If you'd like to help us, email Lori Falke, Chair of the Recipient Ambassador Board. She will connect with you and get you plugged in.
Let's keep LIVING!
Recipient Ambassador Board
These survivors LIVING with breast cancer are about the most positive and energetic group of women you will ever meet. KWF has benefited immensely from all our recipients' talents. This has been one of the most delightful unintended benefits we've received since the foundation started. Not only do they help propel the organization forward with their leadership talents and volunteerism, through their initiative to plan events open to all KWF recipients, they have formed a kind of sisterhood that bonds many together in ongoing friendships to help others LIVE more fully with breast cancer. This cycle of giving inspires us every day.
Lori and her family at Lake Lanier, GA
Lori Falke (Chair) KWF Gift: Vacation to Lake Lanier, GA Year of Gift: 2016 About Lori: Faith, family, friends, KWF, and some humor is what got me through the tough times with breast cancer. I’m a 5 year survivor who loves to volunteer with KWF! I chair the Recipient Ambassador Board, as well as represent recipients on the KWF Board of Directors. I just became a grandma last year, and I’m loving every minute of it! My mantra is “Falke Cancer!”
Susie & her daughter enjoyed a Spa Day together
Susie Osha (Vice Chair) KWF Gift: Spa Day at Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa, Kenwood Year of Gift: 2018 About Susie: My daughter was my plus one at the Mitchell’s Spa in Kenwood in February, 2018. All the doctor appointments, tests, surgeries and treatments were a grind. It was such a welcome change of pace to get pampered for a day. You can add something like that to my calendar ANY day. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
Colleen enjoying Cape Coral
Colleen Trevis (Secretary) KWF Gift: Vacation to Cape Coral, FL Year of Gift: 2018 About Colleen: I am a wife and mother of two teenagers. For fun, I watch my son play baseball, I enjoy taking photography and I sing lead in a local cover band.
Penny taking in the ocean views at Sanibel Island
Penny House KWF Gift: Vacation to Sanibel Island, FL Year of Gift: 2015 About Penny: I was diagnosed in 2014 with breast cancer. I underwent treatment and was gifted a beautiful getaway in Sanibel Island, Florida in June 2015. After a stressful year, it was a much needed break for my kids and me! It’s amazing what travel does for the soul. It was a beautiful place to reconnect and take the edge off of the uncertainty we had experienced. I’m looking forward to bringing the FUN as a new member of the RAB!
Jodi & her family at Disneyworld
Jodi Owens KWF Gift: Vacation to Orlando, Florida- Disneyworld/Seaworld Year of Gift: 2015 About Jodi: I am a momma, a wife, a 5 year breast cancer survivor, ambassador, and a blessed and grateful member of the Karen Wellington family!
Treetop adventures with the Barrett Family
Valerie Barrett KWF Gift: Vacation to Michigan Year of Gift: 2014 About Valerie: The thing I love most in life is being the mom of my 4 children and a wife for 27 years. In addition, I love to run, hike, camp, read, take pictures and scrapbook. The KWF is like a breath of fresh air and a testament to what LOVE looks like when poured out through dedicated caring people. I have made true and amazing friends through the RAB! How blessed I am!
Ann, right, and her bestie enjoying the ocean air
Ann Brinkley KWF Gift: Vacation to Key West, FL Year of Gift: 2018
Ready for some relaxation and pampering
Shelly Carmosino KWF Gift: Spa Day at Mitchell's Salon & Day Spa, Kenwood Year of Gift: 2017 About Shelly: I am a four year survivor. When I was diagnosed my family was planning my oldest daughter’s wedding. I was determined to be there and see her walk down the aisle. Not only did I see her but my other daughter married in 2017 and I now have two grandchildren with more on the way. Have FUN and live life to the fullest.
McBreen Family enjoying a day at the ballpark
Lily McBreen KWF Gift: Suite tickets to Cincinnati Reds Game, Spa Day at Mitchell's Year of Gift: 2018 About Lily: I had 8 long months of chemo, followed by a double mastectomy to treat my stage 2B breast cancer. I had my spa day after my reconstruction surgery 6 months after my mastectomy. All in all it was a long road leaving me with the feeling that I needed to give back. The gift cancer gave me is a drive to make this world a better place for my own kids and to serve those in need the way others helped me.
Tara soaking up the Florida sunshine
Tara Riley KWF Gift: Vacation to Naples, FL Year of Gift: 2019
Christy enjoying the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast
Christy Runions KWF Gift: Vacation to Seacrest, FL Year of Gift: 2016
The Stewart Family embraces Disney magic!
Micky Stewart KWF Gift: Disney World Year of Gift: 2018 About Micky: I am a 3 year cancer survivor and grateful to be part of the KWF family. I enjoy teaching yoga, reading, traveling, and spending time with loved ones!
Beth and her friend Maria enjoy a relaxing day at the Spa!
Beth Brubaker KWF Gift: Spa Day at Woodhouse Spa, Montgomery Year of Gift: 2019 About Beth: I wear many hats in my life - I am a proud wife, mother to a beautiful almost 2-year-old little girl, and a high school teacher. One hat I never expected to wear was breast cancer survivor. I am almost a year out of active treatment! My gift of a spa day 23 days after finishing chemotherapy was not only FUN but a jolt of strength I needed to complete the rest of my treatments. I am so excited to help give other women those opportunities of FUN too!