Valley Girls & Guys! was originally formed in 2007 by Tina McDonough as a 3 Day walking team to raise money and to support the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for a Cure. Since then, the group has expanded beyond just fundraising for the 3-day walk for a cure. In October of 2014 paperwork was filed so that Valley Girls & Guys could become a 501(c)(3) non-profit. In March of 2015 Valley Girls & Guys! was approved for non-profit status.
Valley Girls & Guys! is still a 3 day team that supports Susan G. Komen for the cure, but has also expanded our efforts to sending blankets of “comfort and hope” all over the world, opening The Who House by harnessing the power of community to support cancer patients and their families and by providing Who Dream to those terminal with any type of cancer.
We’ve recently teamed up with Mountain for Mammaries as well to help fund mammograms here locally in our state to those who can’t afford them or have no insurance to do so can receive one.
Valley Girls and Guys are active year round raising money to not only fight cancer, but to help patients and their families during treatment.
Best of Western Washington King 5 Evening Magazines “Best Local Charity” 1st Place in 2015
Best of Western Washington King 5 Evening Magazines “Best Local Charity” 1st Place in 2014
Best of Western Washington King 5 Evening Magazines “Best Local Charity” Tied for 1st Place 2013
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011-1st Place for Service organization in the Maple Valley Days Parade
2014 Community First Award from Greater Maple Valley Community Center
Best of Western Washington King 5 Evening Magazines “Best Local Charity” Runner up for 1st Place in 2012
2016 SGK Seattle Raised $315,100 with 147 Walkers
2016 SGK San Diego Raised $59,800 with 30 Walkers
2016 SGK Twin Cities Raised $4,600 with 2 walkers
2016 SGK Philly Raised $23,000 with 12 Walkers
2015-SGK Seattle Raised $315,130 with 131 walkers
2015-SGK San Diego Raised $50,940 with 26 walkers
2015-SGK Twin Cities Raised $2475 with 1 walker
2014- SGK Seattle Raised $342,221 with 146 walkers
2014-SGK San Diego Raised $29,035 with 12 walkers
2013-SGK Seattle Raised $326,037 with 167 walkers
2013-SGK San Diego Raised $22,580 with 9 walkers
2012-SGK Seattle Raised $317,000 with 160 walkers
2012-SGK San Diego Raised $2300 with 1 walker
2011-SGK Seattle Raised $327,000 with 153 walkers
2011-SGK San Diego Raised $2,300 with 1 walker
2010-SGK Seattle Raised $205,000 with 86 walkers
2009-SGK Seattle Raised $142,000 with 59 walkers
2008-SGK Seattle Raised $127,000 with 39 walkers
2007 SGK Seattle Raised $11,945.00 with 4 walkers
Total Raised to Date for Susan G. Komen = $3+ Million Dollars