Illuminations Luncheon

Illuminations Luncheon

Illuminations Luncheon participants from left: Carla DewBerry, BRI Board Chair, Chiasha Dickens, patient speaker,
Steve Raible, emcee, Jane Buckner, MD, BRI President, and Catherine Zimmerman, BRI Board Member and
Illuminations Luncheon Chair.

Donors Provide Record-Breaking Support for Research 

More than 340 guests gathered at the BRI Illuminations luncheon on Friday, October 28 and donated a record $153,000 to support the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI). The event featured Jane Buckner, MD, new President of BRI, presenting the progress being made in medical research to answer patients' most frequently-asked questions about their disease. Chiasha Dickens shared her challenges of being diagnosed and living with rheumatoid arthritis. Eli Lilly provided generous support as the Presenting Sponsor.

WERE YOU UNABLE TO ATTEND? You can still join the fight by making a gift today.

CONTACT US: For more information please visit or call the BRI Illuminations Luncheon event manager at 206-583-6514 or email