JOIN US IN HONORING OUR MODELS
Reach for the Stars, A Queen’s Celebration honors cancer patients and survivors for a day of fun and fashion. But their moment on the runway does not tell the entire story of the strength and determination each of these models has shown in his or her fight against cancer.
We want to introduce you to a few of the models who will strut down the runway this year. Please consider honoring them with a Star or honor someone else you know and love who has been touched by cancer.
Meet all of our courageous models!
Mikyla, a freshman at Napa High School, is a strong-willed teenager with a fiery personality that has propelled her through many difficult challenges as an adolescent. Diagnosed with medulloblastoma (brain cancer) at age seven in 2010, Mikyla completed a year of aggressive chemotherapy, stem-cell transplant and radiation. She has been in remission since 2011 and now at 15, she enjoys expressing herself through art, hip-hop dancing, and working with dogs as a volunteer at the Napa Animal Shelter.
Born and raised in Napa, Ryan had served the community for nearly two decades as a police officer when he was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer. In September 2013 he began his life-saving journey with the Queen’s Cancer Wellness Program and is grateful to the many people here who were involved with his treatment. He is especially thankful for his family and says, “My family deserves my applause: My wife Lisa for sacrificing her career and giving me her undivided attention and love; and my kids, Kourtney and Stephen, for all their love and support.”
Ana loves to sew, garden and cook. As a married mother of a 16-year-old son, she juggled all of these activities with her job at Sutter Home, where she’s worked for the last decade. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2017, she focused her attention on fighting it. The Cancer Wellness Program, her family and friends motivated and encouraged her and today she is cancer free with more time to do the things she loves once again. “I am very thankful to God that I am cancer free.”