In a world where the fight against cancer continues to touch the lives of many, The Agency’s Natasha Sizlo, Alexia Umansky, Farrah Brittany and Monique Navarro came together to host a fundraiser event at the Elyse Walker store in Pacific Palisades, California. It was more than an evening of shopping and champagne—it was a step towards alleviating those with cancer of the massive expenses that come along with the journey.
On October 12, from 4–7 p.m., the store’s ambiance transformed into a space of compassion and hope. Notably, 10% of the event’s proceeds were pledged to the commendable organization, Cancer Cartel. The organization’s mission is to alleviate the financial burden on individuals fighting this disease. It’s no secret that cancer is expensive—the cost of treatment in the U.S. is projected to surpass a staggering $245 billion by 2030. Moreover, statistics indicate that cancer patients are 2.5 times more likely to declare bankruptcy than healthy individuals, emphasizing the tremendous financial strain that accompanies this battle.
The burden of medical bills, daily expenses, and other financial concerns should never hinder one’s focus on healing. Cancer Cartel steps in to bridge this gap, ensuring that those fighting this formidable adversary can concentrate their energy entirely on their well-being. From assisting with gas money to covering mortgage payments and other essential expenses, the organization aims to relieve the financial strain on cancer warriors.
What makes Cancer Cartel distinctive is its commitment to directing 100% of the raised funds directly to those in the fight against cancer. They achieve this by various means, including monetary donations, grants from community foundations, individual donors, and hosting impactful events, like The Agency’s event at the Elyse Walker store. Additionally, the organization collaborates with strategic brand partnerships and operates a channel for selling donated luxury designer items to fund its mission.
For more information on Cancer Cartel and how to support their cause, visit their website at cancercartel.org.
Photography by Carter Nelson