Partner Spotlight: Khanh Pham

Khanh Pham

“Things happen for a reason…it’s fate meeting like this,” says Khanh Pham, a hairstylist at Sugar A Hair Boutique in Sacramento. It was seemingly pure chance that Amanda Nelson, Executive Director of Albie Aware, went to Khanh Pham for a haircut. However, he’s not so sure it was by chance at all. A meeting meant to be? “I’m not sure […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Siena Marois

Siena Marois

Setting the World on Fire! “Go Forth And Set The World On Fire.” That’s a motto of St. Ignatius Parish School in Sacramento and it is a concept that eighth grade student Siena Marois has fully and enthusiastically embraced. The Arrupe Project The eighth grade has been assigned to complete The Arrupe Project, named for […]

Albie Aware Partner Spotlight: Jenny Weaver… a perfect “FIT”

Jenny Weaver with her dog

“I get so angry when  people don’t know who to see or where to go for care and then they die,” says Jenny Weaver. “Our system is broken, and I want to be an advocate to help people.” The moment Jenny learned of Albie Aware she jumped aboard without thinking twice. “I learned of Albie […]

Albie Aware Survivor Spotlight: Cherí Andrew

Cheri Person Andrew

To call Cherí Andrew “determined” would be a massive understatement. She fought her way through a long, difficult, and frustrating experience and has come out a champion. The lesson she learned is this: “You have to be your own advocate. Do not naively trust what doctors say. Educate yourself and demand the treatment you need. […]

Survivor Spotlight – The Tale of Two Women


Keri Frank-Fuentes and Rachael Emborg: Two breast cancer stories This is a tale of two women. Each received a diagnosis of breast cancer with very different outcomes. Keri Frank-Fuentes and her cousin, Rachael, both shared a family history of breast cancer, though none of it first-degree. “There was a lot of it on both sides, […]

Albie Aware Volunteer Spotlight: Jan Cronin Retires

Jan Cronin

As Jan Cronin retires from the Albie Aware Board of Directors, she wants to make one thing crystal clear. “The mission is stronger than ever,” she declares. “I am so pleased to be a part of this organization. I’ve seen it grow and it is a phenomenal organization. One I am proud to have been […]

Sponsor Spotlight: Woodland Christian High School Girls’ Volleyball Team

Woodland Christian High School Logo

The Woodland Christian High School (WCHS ) girls’ volleyball team – the Lady Cardinals – raised $2,068 for Albie Aware at their annual emotion-packed fundraiser! From raising awareness to raising funds The event has grown over five years from raising awareness with a “pink” game, to selling $200 worth of cupcakes, to making significant dollar […]

Jasmine Orellana and Micropigmentation: Pay with a Smile!

Jasmine microblading

If eyes are the windows to the soul, eyebrows are the frames. “Eyebrows play a key role in communication. They are a huge factor in our facial expressions – from a raised brow to a surprised brow,” explains Jasmine Orellana, owner of Allure Permanent Cosmetics. “Brows are such an important feature of our face – […]

Keith Thomajan and Dutch Bros

Keith and Edie Thomajan

Good Coffee for a Good Cause The mantra of Dutch Bros Coffee is “make a difference, one cup at a time.” The company and its Chief of Staff, Keith Thomajan also make a difference by serving up cups of compassion. Coffee and causes go hand in hand Dutch Bros was founded by Dane and Travis […]