Karen LaFlammeCancer Survivor
Karen LaFlamme was raised in the Pacific Northwest, and has spent the majority of her life under the canopy of Mt. Rainier. She joins her husband Lon in an active lifestyle, from gym routines to maintaining a lush garden. They spend even more time with their three children and their families since they retired.
After graduating from the University of Washington, she embarked on a career in public relations. Karen worked for the largest advertising agencies in the region, and handled clients around the world. Crisis management, strategic and event planning became beloved specialties. She received her accreditation with the Public Relations Society of America.
After a four-year fight, and three organs removed - including Karen’s bladder - she now experiences the joys of a urostomy. Karen is now cancer free, and enjoying life!