About Us

 

KJC2016Kimberly Jewett, President & CEO

Kimberly Jewett is a two-time breast cancer survivor, passionate advocate, and fundraising professional. She received her initial diagnosis when she was only 31 years old, and again at 35. She battled through surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation all while being a mother of two young children. Currently, doctors have declared her with no evidence of disease. She attributes her survivorship to her faith, strength, hope and passion. Kimberly believes that by sharing her story as a two-time cancer survivor, she will empower others to be advocates in their healthcare decisions.

Kim has over 5 years experience as director of philanthropy and strategic partnerships at two cancer nonprofit organizations, and was a national sales manager for a North American waste disposal support products company. She has served as Race Committee Co-Chair, corporate sponsorships and event spokesperson for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Chicagoland Area Mother’s Day race. Kim is Founder of the “Thoughtful Thursdays” grassroots community project, engaging school-age children in producing and distributing more than 750 blankets to cancer patients in Chicago’s western suburbs.

Kim is an active patient advocate, providing testimony to the FDA, and speaking to audiences as a motivational speaker on survivorship issues. She is regularly quoted in national media publications and on television. She assists with the development of patient education resource materials and has been in several patient videos.


bf1Beth Fairchild, Associate

Virginia Elizabeth “Beth” Fairchild was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) at 34 with metastases to bone and reproductive organs, without a primary breast tumor.

Beth, as she is known to family and friends, has built a successful career as an artist, her medium, tattoo pigments. Beth’s formal training and area of focus has been permanent cosmetics, scar camouflage and areola restoration for breast cancer patients.

Originally from Greensboro, NC, in 2008 she moved to Scranton, PA, where she married her colleague and friend. There, they build a string of studios and organized an internationally recognized tattoo convention which is held annually in Atlantic City, NJ.

In 2011 Beth returned to NC, settling near the coast in New Bern, where she and her husband opened their fifth tattoo studio location. Although the recent diagnosis of MBC has slowed her down, Beth continues to work as an artist and producer, and has since added fierce MBC advocate to her resume.

Beth is the mother of two daughters and two German Shepherd dogs.

assists with the development of patient education resource materials and has been in several patient videos.


kmb1Kalli Marie Bogard, Child Advocate

Kalli, is 13 years old, and has been affected by the journey of her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis since the young age of 6. She has a passion for helping other children cope with the overwhelming emotions, fear, lack of control, and anxiety, while giving them inspiration to overcome the adversity.

It is Kalli’s purpose, and hope, to make a difference in the lives of other children, and to educate, inspire, and empower others by sharing her powerful story as a child affected by cancer most of her young life, and now into her teenage years.

Kalli has been featured in numerous media and print articles, and patient videos. In addition, she has spoken to several audiences nationwide, sharing her personal story as a “Child Advocate”, when faced with a parent undergoing cancer treatment.

Kalli’s valuable insight will be that voice to the most critical unspoken topic we must address in a powerful way, supporting other children with this horrific disease.