- Oct. 22, 2012 - PUYALLUP, Wash. --
PUYALLUP, WA Queens for a Cure, the top Seattle Race for the Cure Nonprofit team, is getting a little help from its Queen Royalty. Eleven year old Alexa McNaughton and thirteen year old Samantha Schubert, both crowned with supreme titles in 2011, are working to make a difference for cancer research in the Puget Sound. Alexa McNaughton, a 6th grader at Shaw Road Elementary School in Puyallup, was dedicated to becoming a Supreme Queen in 2011. She raised $3534 for the 2012 Race for the Cure team earning her title. McNaughton, whose grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, strives to help the Queens remain a top Race Team. Her efforts included approaching local businesses, hosting an auction, and spaghetti feed. With over 60 items donated at her event, Alexa said, “I am so excited our hard work paid off!” Now she is working hard to win the ultimate Queens title, Queen of Queens and fellow Puyallup resident and reigning Queen of Queens, Samantha Schubert is working hard to help her young friend be the next leader. Samantha, an 8th grader at Ballou Junior High, has enjoyed two years as Queens Royalty and her friendship with Alexa. Working together these girls are striving to make a difference in their community. Samantha, winning her age division and crowned with the title “Preteen Queen” in 2010, she went on to win the most productive royalty award, Queen of Queens in 2011, for her efforts in raising money and awareness through an online auction and help of Seattle Sounders Midfielder Steve Zakuani. Taking her duties as Queen of Queens seriously this spunky 8th grader works hard with her royalty and new contestants to support their efforts to be Queen. Celebrating milestones with Alexa including being named the #8 individual fundraiser at the Seattle Race for the Cure event is one of the ways she contributes as well as making appearances, helping at fundraisers, and being a good leader.
QUEENS FOR A CURE
Started in 2009 by then 17 year old Victoria Knight (Puyallup) and her young friend 9 year old Kennedy Miller (Mukilteo), Queens for a Cure is a benefit pageant for Susan G Komen for the Cure. Proceeds from the November 2012 pageant will go to benefit the 2013 Seattle Race for A Cure. Since 2009, this group of young girls and women have raised $39678.69 for the Puget Sound Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Girls compete for titles in two ways. A Divisional Queen title is given to the best representative during the pageant portion of the event. Girls compete by age division in modeling any length dress and providing an introduction. Optional Supreme titles are awarded for the girls who raise the most money regardless of division. The princess title is awarded to those contestants who raise a minimum $100 donation. The royal princess title is awarded to those contestants who raise a minimum $500 donation. At the 2012 Race for the Cure event in Seattle Queens was honored as the TOP Nonprofit fundraising team and boasted four girls in the coveted TOP 100 club: including founders Knight and Miller as well as Supreme Queen Alexa, all TOP 10 honorees. www.queensforacure.comOur 2013 Queens will be crowned November 3, 2012 at Green River Community College, pageant starts at 11:30AM. Join us as we celebrate our local survivors and raise money and awareness for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound. If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview please contact Beth Schubert (253) 297 1771 or firstname.lastname@example.orgPhoto: