7th Annual Taste to Educate

Blueacre Seafood in Seattle, WA

Thanks to our sponsors, the participating wineries and Blueacre Seafood, we were able to raise over $35K for the Cancer for College Pacific Northwest scholarship fund. 

Congratulations to scholarship recipient Sammy Loch and her family who were our guests of honor for the evening. Our sincere thanks to the PNW event committee and our volunteers including past recipient Abby Houck who made the evening possible.

Since 2006, the Pacific Northwest chapter has awarded over $145K to 92 survivors either from or attending school in the Pacific Northwest.

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The 6th Annual Taste to Educate...

Taste and Toast to Their Future - Benefiting Cancer for College

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Hosted by Tavolata (located in downtown Seattle)
Featuring food from chef Ethan Stowell and beef from Lostine Cattle Co

Sponsored by

2012 Pacific Northwest Scholarship Recipients
Scholarships benefit cancer survivors originally from or attending school in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho. Funds are generated from the annual Taste to Educate event in Seattle, Washington.

$2,500 One-Time Scholarship Recipients

Jimmy Fowkes - Lake Oswego, OR
Stanford University - Junior
Religious Studies/Philosophy major, 4-Time Medulloblastoma survivor

Robert Fowler III - Ridgefield, WA
Humboldt State University - Freshman
Biology major, Chiasmatic Glioma survivor

Samantha Loch - Everett, WA
Western Washington University - Freshman
Psychology major, Medulloblastoma survivor

Keith Tatham - Spokane, WA
University of Washington - Junior
Pre-Law major, Desmoplastic Sarcoma survivor

$1,000 One-Time Scholarship Recipient

Jessica Henry - Forks, WA
Washington State University - Freshman
Pre-Med/Bioengineering major, Myelodysplastic Syndrome survivor

$500 One-Time Scholarship Recipients

Bailey Barna - Salem, OR
Seattle Pacific University - Junior
Psychology major, Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor

Cody Kangiser - Hillsboro, OR
Oregon State University - Junior
Civil Construction Engineering major, Brain Cancer survivor

Andrea Tjemsland - Port Hadlock, WA
Olympic College - Freshman
Nursing major, 2-Time Wilms Tumor survivor

2011 Event Sponsored by:



Supporting Sponsors:

Ayres Vineyards

Bookwalter Wines

Domaine Drouhin

Efeste Wines

Fidelitas Wines

JM Cellars

Long Shadows

Northwest Cellars

Ramseyer Vineyards

Va Piano Vineyards

Walla Walla Vintners

Participating chefs/caterers:
Matthew Brandsey
El Gaucho
Metropolitan Market
City Catering
Plus Dry Soda
Music by
The Orsay Quintet

Sponsorship Information available by contacting

Thank you ladies of University of Washington
Kappa Alpha Theta for supplying volunteer support to the event!

Pacific Northwest Committee

Katherine Burk
Kimberly Burton
Dana Cashman
Judy Varlamos
Kathy Nielsen
Debbie Lee
Liz Suver
Kendra Clawson


Thank you to all who came out in support of the 5th annual event!

Over $40,000 raised
for Pacific Northwest Survivors!




Supporting Sponsors:


Ayres Vineyards
Bookwalter Wines
Domain Drouhin
JM Cellars
Longshadows Vintners
Northwest Cellars
Ramseyer Vineyards
Va Piano Vineyards
Walla Walla Vintners
Plus Dry Soda

Matthew Brandsey - El Gaucho,
Metropolitan Market - City Catering

Sunday, January 24th - Nell's Restaurant @ 5:30 p.m.
"Perfect Pairings for Promising Futures"

Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for the 4th Annual Taste to Educate fundraiser for Cancer for College.  We were able to raise over $40k for Pacific Northwest cancer survivors!

Our sincere appreciation to our friends from UW Medicine, Children's Hospital Seattle and the AVEN Foundation.  We'd also like to thank Va Piano Winery, Long  Shadows Winery, Maryhill Winery, Ramseyer Vineyard and Domaine Drouhin Winery for supporting the event.  We also thank Chef Philip Milhalski and his wonderful staff from Nell's Restaurant for hosting the event.

The event would not have been possible without the help of our Pacific Northwest Committee and the girls from Kappa Alpha Theta sorority who provided support to the event.


From the 2009 Taste to Educate Event
Saturday, January 23rd, 2009


Third Annual Taste to Educate Fundraiser
Brings Hope to PNW Cancer Survivors

Cancer for College staged its third annual Taste to Educate fundraising event in Seattle, Washington and granted $36,000 in college scholarships to cancer survivors from the Pacific Northwest.

Our thanks to our hosts Greg Lill of DeLille Wineries and Philip Milhalski of Nell's restaurant along with the 11 wineries that helped create the perfect atmosphere for giving.
 Guests were treated to an evening of wine tasting along with food pairing provided by Milhalski, Bobby Moore of The Barking Frog, Wolfgang Puck catering and Metropolitan Market.  Multiple scholarship recipients shared their stories of perseverance while battling cancer.  The crowd was also entertained by a live band and the comedy of Sean Kent from "The Last Comic Standing."
 Participating wineries included aMaurice, Beresan, Boudreaux Cellars, Januik, JM Cellars, Longshadows Vintners, Patit Creek Cellars, Seven Hills Winery, Syzygy and Tamarack Cellars. Thanks also to our sponsors from UW Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital along with generous support from the AVEN Foundation.

Cancer for College Names Pacific Northwest Scholarship Recipients

Cancer for College will host its third annual Taste to Educate fundraising event and distribute $36,000 in scholarships to 23 cancer survivors from the Pacific Northwest region on Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at St. Demetrious Hall in Seattle.

“We are so excited to be returning to the Pacific Northwest to raise funds and provide college scholarships to cancer survivors from this part of the country,” said Cancer for College Founder Craig Pollard. “Cancer is a ravaging disease and we want to do everything we can to help these survivors reach their dreams of earning a college education.  We feel very fortunate to have the local businesses and the community behind our cause.”

Thanks also to our sponsors from UW Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital along with generous support from the AVEN Foundation.

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