The brand new ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue was the site of the Third Annual Residence XII Luncheon in September, 2009. Fifty Table Captains hosted a total of 500 guests while Roberta Romero, KING 5 Television news reporter and Residence XII alumna was Emcee. Guests were riveted by our client speaker, Stacy, who shared her personal story of addiction and recovery. A reporter from a local newspaper who was a guest at the Luncheon featured Stacy’s story in an article about Residence XII in the Kirkland Reporter newspaper. The story was later picked up by several other Eastside Reporter papers, where it continued to have a positive impact on the community by putting a face on the disease of addiction and helping remove the stigma of addiction. Residence XII owes a special debt of gratitude to Stacy for her courage and commitment to helping other women who suffer from this disease.
The Univar Foundation and Safeway Corporation created a large challenge grant to kick off the event. We also want to thank our other sponsors who generously supported the luncheon: Media Services, Inc.; Banner Bank; Buffalo Design; Degginger McIntosh and Associates; Evergreen Healthcare; Judith A. Harding, CPA; and Vine Dahlen. The revenue raised at the luncheon totaled more than $180,000. We also want to thank Red Jet Films for creating a moving video featuring three of Residence XII’s past alumnae. Their stories, combined with those shared by others that day, presented the mission of Residence XII in a vivid testimonial to the power of recovery. This video can now be found here on the Residence XII website.