Cancer Warrior Suzanne Agasi Takes on 007
Cancer Warrior Suzanne Agasi Takes on 007
Be Bond! Casino Night & Charity Auction Saturday,
November 7th, 7pm at San Jose’s GlassHouse
100% of proceeds go to the new nonprofit: Registry for a Cause
Media Contact: David Perry
16 October 2015 – San Francisco, CA: Ursula Andrews and Jill St. John have nothing on Suzanne Agasi. The 44 year old Bay Area native joins a long and sultry list of 007 legends as the latest “Bond Girl”….with a twist. Less than six months after discovering her own breast cancer and undergoing a radical double mastectomy, Agasi is turning her diagnosis into charity with the Be Bond! Casino Night & Charity Auction at San Jose’s spy-chic GlassHouse (2 S. Market Street) on Saturday, November 7: 7pm ’til midnight. 100% of proceeds from the event go to the nonprofit Registry for a Cause (RegistryForACause.org). The event is co-sponsored by Chrysalis Connections. Registration is $100 per person and can be purchased online at: BeBond/eventbrite.com
“When I was diagnosed with aggressive Stage III breast cancer on June 1st, I shared the news with close friends and family, and received an overwhelming amount of offers to help,” says Agasi who is currently undergoing 16 rounds of chemotherapy between now and the holidays, plus other aggressive treatments following removal of both breasts. In 2016, six weeks of radiation on her lymph nodes and reconstructive surgery will follow. “My very personal journey gave me the idea for Registry for a Cause.org”
Set up similarly to an online wedding registry, RegistryForACause.org will allow those in need to specify what they want or wish to receive: flowers, acupuncture, vitamins, maid service, dog walking, homemade chicken soup, whatever friends or loved ones opt to select. Additionally, the site contains a calendar and photo sharing application that integrates with Facebook and other online contact lists.
“I was overwhelmed when I got my diagnosis,” recalls Agasi. “I did not know at that moment what I needed, and needs change daily depending on one’s prognosis. However, one quickly realizes all the ways that those who love you can help, and it’s not always financial. Some have time. Some have money. But they can’t read minds. I learned that dealing with crisis, illness, and recovery is something very personal; so everyone’s situation and needs are unique to them. Registry for a Cause takes the guesswork out of helping a loved one in need.
Turning work into good actions is not new to Agasi, a well-known presence and fashion maven advocate throughout California having hosted nearly 300 Clothing Swap parties and various other charitable events to benefit breast cancer awareness, abused women’s shelters such as La Casa de las Madres, San Francisco Firefighter Toy Program, St. Luke’s Hospital Women’s Cardiovasular Unit. Suzanne tirelessly trained and fundraised as a cyclist in four consecutive AIDS LifeCycles, hosting Fashion Show Galas for the cause. Over the last 20 years, she has personally raised more than $100,000 for local charities.
“I’m going to fight cancer with a smile, and this new nonprofit will help others get through challenging times dealing with crisis as well,” she says in her usually upbeat way. “October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I had volunteered at the Catwalk for a Cure event for Sutter Santa Rosa for several years, prior to my cancer diagnosis. This year, Sukie Gill, their event planner, invited me to be a model in this year’s Catwalk Fashion Show. This was where I ‘came out’ and decided to share my story to help others. I hope to be on the ‘Survivor Stage’ at next year’s 14th Annual Catwalk for a Cure. ”
The Be Bond Casino Night & Charity Auction takes place from 7pm ’til Midnight on Saturday, November 7 at San Jose’s GlassHouse event venue at 2 S. Market Street. The$100 per person registration includes:
$100 in gaming chips (use your winnings to bid on auction items)
Welcome glass of Bubbly
Open Bar: 7pm – 9pm
Gourmet hors d’oeuvres
Silent & Live Auction featuring Wine, Art, Lodging, Travel, Date with Bond Girl or Bond Guy
Dancing ’til late
Recent media coverage of Suzanne’s story:
About Registry for a Cause:
RegistryForACause.org is creating a detailed website wherein those in need (crisis such as cancer, injury, wounded warriors, etc) as well as happy events (adoption, pregnancy, etc ) can specify specific ways in which loved ones can assist. From simple requests such as walking their dog and cleaning their home, to transportation and needed items. How many times have we said to someone “How can I help?” On the other end of that, is someone we love, that is overwhelmed and in need, but often too stoic or too proud to truly let you know. This site guides them and lets them truly communicate their needs to family, friend and loved ones while also providing a calendar and updates to their situation. Sponsorship inquiries or to donate an auction item or package, can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org [widgetkit id=26]