Queen of the Valley Foundation’s annual
Reach for the Stars, The Queen’s Celebration raised $253,000 at its 26th annual fashion show and luncheon. More than 260 guests attended the poignant
event on April 20, 2019, at Silverado Resort and Spa.
This year’s event honored vintners and philanthropists, Gayle and
Jack Daniels, and featured 39 models, all of whom are cancer patients
and/or cancer survivors. The models spent weeks practicing for their turn
on the runway, having been coached by a dedicated team of volunteers and
Honorees Gayle and Jack Daniels kicked off the afternoon’s Fund A
Need with a gift of $25,000, contributing to its $111,000 total. Additional
funds were raised from a silent auction that included 68 packages donated
by event committee members and community businesses and more than 150
stars purchased to honor a loved one. Sponsorships by individuals and
organizations, including Bank of Marin, First Republic Bank, G&J Seiberlich,
Laird Family Estates Napa Valley Care Center, Progeny Winery, Queen of
the Valley Medical Center, Radiology Medical Group of Napa, Silverado
Resort and Spa and Syar also contributed to the grand total.
The event’s proceeds will be used to fully fund the Queen’s
Cancer Wellness Program for more than 125 cancer patients, as well to
provide other cancer programs and services.
The Cancer Wellness Program offers a personalized exercise plan, three-month
membership to Synergy Medical Fitness Center, nutritional counseling and
psycho-social and spiritual support. With a physician's referral,
the 12-week program is available at no charge to all cancer patients who reside in the Napa Valley, regardless of where they are treated, and
for all cancer patients treated at the Queen, regardless of where they
live. Since it was founded in 2006, more than 1,100 cancer patients have
benefited from the program. To learn more, visit TheQueen.org/cancer.