Anthea Walker, BS, MBA, is the Founder of AW Concierge, a Luxury Property Concierge and Lifestyle Management company. She founded AW Concierge to fulfill the increasing demands of personal, professional and social life. She is a Board Member of Tedx Boca Raton, a committee member of Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum as well as a committee member of various community and faith-based organizations in New York.
Anthea started her professional health career at NY Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She later transitioned into entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur for the past 20 years, she has planned events ranging from intimate occasions to large weddings and has owned a full-service bridal salon in New York City while traveling extensively in Europe, United Arab Emirates and the Caribbean. Her extensive travel has given her a global mindset. Her experiences have allowed her to develop a sense of eagerness, determination, and tenacity. This combination of attributes has been invaluable to her as an event planner, philanthropist and business owner.
My dedication to American Cancer Society is based on personal experiences as well as the knowledge of what research affords. I have experienced the draining and dismal effects cancer has had on my family. My grandmother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Because of the vague symptoms, her diagnosis came late with a poor prognosis. I traveled to London frequently and spent the last months, weeks, days and hours with her before her death. No medical or surgical interventions were available. The best I could do was pray and provide her comfort with my presence. I have since witnessed more family members affected by this dreaded disease with death as the outcome. I am convinced that treatment as an alternative to sitting and watching my family die is possible. Research is needed to shed light on potential therapies and to provide life-saving treatment. I am, ergo, committed to supporting and sponsoring research that will help prevent others from experiencing the hopeless loss of their loved ones as I have.
Why I Support the American Cancer Society
Cancer has affected so many people I know and love that it's inspired me to join this American Cancer Society event. Taking part in this event gives me the chance to make a difference and honor those touched by cancer by raising funds for groundbreaking research and services for people dealing with cancer. I'm also participating to inspire hope for those facing the disease and raising money for the American Cancer Society's event to help save lives from cancer. I hope you'll consider signing up too.
Funds raised support cancer patient programs and groundbreaking research that can help save lives. This event also celebrates over 15.5 million cancer survivors nationwide. 15.5 MILLION. That's huge. That's why I'd love your support. Will you join me? And if you can't would you be so kind as to make a donation?