Ann Ueno + Westin + Bright Pink + Giuliana Rancic = $5,000

Ann-Ueno-Bright-Pink-FabFestGood morning friends and happy hump day!  I am super-duper excited to share big news on the professional and personal front.

Professionally, I have recently {and humbly} helped to create an innovative, meaningful cause marketing partnership between The Westin Chicago River North Hotel and Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.  It’s partnerships like these that make me love my job and feel honored to work with and for such inspiring and talented people.  And for me, this is big because what it means is that via my day job, I can not only help create a business partnership that benefits both parties, but that can potentially save lives.

And personally, as a result of this partnership and together with my colleagues, I am part of a fundraising team to raise $5,000 for Bright Pink’s annual fundraiser, FabFest, hosted by the amazing Giuliana Rancic at The Westin Chicago River North Hotel in my very own city of Chi-town!  I am so excited to come alongside amazing women (and men) to raise awareness for the organization.  More importantly, I am honored to support a dear friend, Lindsay Avner and her amazingness.

Lindsay, at the age of 23, was the youngest patient in the country to bravely opt for a risk-reducing double mastectomy with reconstruction.  She lost her grandmother and great-grandmother to breast cancer before she was born.  She had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer and a 54% chance of developing ovarian cancer.  She vowed to not let breast cancer strike and was proactive with her health.  And today, nearly a decade later, she is the founder of Bright Pink.

Lindsay is a walking inspiration every single day.  It’s people like her that make me want to do better.  To do something.  To do more.  To dream big.  And so, I am doing something small to make a big difference.  I am fundraising for this cause and I {humbly} need your help!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?  My ask of you is for a financial donation to help us hit our goal!  And one that feels right for you.  That could be $10 or $100, the amount doesn’t matter.  By supporting my FabFest fundraising page, you are helping empower women nationwide to advocate for their breast and ovarian health and supporting those at high risk.  Because of you, more women will detect breast and ovarian cancer earlier or prevent it all together.  That’s what matters most and therefore, every dollar counts so please click here to donate!

This is Addie, my colleague and me.  Help us hit our $5k goal!

This is Addie, my colleague and co-captain and me at our Starwood offices in Chicago.  Help us hit our $5k goal!

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