Sat, May 12 2018

2018 Celebration of Life-Black Tie Gala,

National Press Club, Washington, District of Columbia, United States National Press Club, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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    Press Release  

    We Will Survive Cancer announces Steven Gaffney as its 2018 Celebration of Life Honoree



    Washington, D.C, February 7, 2018: 


    We Will Survive Cancer proudly announces its 2018 “Celebration of Life” honoree is Steven Gaffney. Accordingly, he will be presented the Don’t Waste My Cancer award at our annual gala event on May 12, 2018. Location: The National Press Club, Washington D.C.


    Steven is a leading expert on honest, interpersonal communication, with a focus on performance and change success. A prolific writer on an array of professional and self-improvement topics. Steven’s books include: Just be Honest, Honesty Sells, Honesty Works and Be A Change Champion.


    At age three, Steven barely spoke. Advised by teachers to put him in special classes for slow children, his mother refused and worked with doctors to discover Steven’s delay was caused by multiple ear infections. After several operations, and with speech therapy, Steven began speaking. These lessons at an early age contributed to his belief that “you do not always have control over what happens to you, but you do have control over how you respond.” 


    Steven Gaffney had a bout with cancer in 2009 and he is subsequently cancer free since. His response to this shocking diagnosis and the ensuing treatment regimen was to “keep the right perspective and appreciate life.”  His outlook clearly reflects the spirit of hope that is the essence of We Will Survive Cancer.  In honoring Steven Gaffney, we celebrate his life and work and offer an inspirational message from which we all will benefit.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Why Support We Will Survive Cancer

    Why I support WWSC

    Since its inception in 2009, I am proud to have been a board member of We Will Survive Cancer (WWSC).  With a commitment to make a positive difference in lives of cancer patients and their families, our work is best exemplified by the holiday program called “Making Spirits Bright.”  Every December, WWSC works with cancer treatment organizations – including Life With Cancer, The USO/Walter Reed Military Hospital, Virginia Oncology, Smith Center and Howard University — to identify patients whose families are facing the prospect of a bleak holiday because of the physical and financial toll imposed by cancer treatment.  Using monies generated by fundraisers throughout the year, WWSC volunteers (including my daughters, my husband and me) fulfill families’ wish-lists by shopping for, wrapping, and delivering presents for each family member.  In our first year, we were able to support two patients’ families; but in 2017 that number reached 64 families and included more than 240 family members.  Recipients tell us that, rather than what might otherwise have been their family’s starkest Christmas, we had helped them celebrate a memorably bright one instead.  Our sincere hope is that our contribution to the family’s joy will help to sustain them in their continuing struggle with cancer.

    Kimberly Wilde-Warfield

    Kimberly Wilde



    OUR MISSION: WWSC 501c3 Organization

    Every year, thousands of families are devastated when a parent is struck down by cancer. Treatment becomes a totally consuming process, and family members, particularly the children have to adapt to a completely new existence and dependence on family, friends, neighbors, or even strangers to assist in day-to-day living.


    We Will Survive Cancer examines the needs of such families and steps in to assist; but to do so, we need donations of cash, services, equipment, and specialty items to make life slightly less consuming for both the cancer patients as well as their families. We know the patients have a better chance of a good recovery if they know their families are being taken care of.

    We Will Survive Cancer (WWSC) is a 501(c)3 Charitable organization that assists families affected by cancer whose needs are not met by others. 


    WWSC will raise money to serve as a conduit to organizations and individuals to assist the families of cancer patients and address the myriad needs of managing a family, to include, but not limited to child care, family counseling, managing household finances, arranging family transportation to visit the patient, and to provide general assistance to the families of the cancer patients.

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    60% Female Attendees

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