P.I.N.K. All Star – Claudia Burke

Claudia Burke has been chairing the annual Play for P.I.N.K. event at The Plateau Club in Sammamish, Washington for well over a decade. Here is her personal reason for continuing to support our mission.

My original motivation for Play for P.I.N.K. was to celebrate my mother, who died of breast cancer when I was seventeen. Since then, both my younger sister and I have become breast cancer survivors — thanks to all the breakthroughs in diagnosis and care, supported by Play for P.I.N.K. through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Our Plateau Club event has been a celebration of life, love, and friendship from the start. Every year we have new reasons to celebrate! More financial support means more research, better individualized treatments, and greater survivorship.

While I spend several hundred hours over months planning and organizing our annual event, it’s so worth it to see the energy ‘day of”! Our one hundred plus participants and volunteers create a sea of PINK on the course and in the clubhouse, celebrating all those close to us, who fought and are fighting this disease. My reward is tangible!

As a breast cancer daughter, sister, and survivor, my goal is to help provide enough support to the cause, so my daughter’s journey is easier.