ACCO Utah is entirely run by a Committee of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to increase services and awareness for families of children with cancer. Childhood cancer affects the entire family during the treatment and well after treatment has ended. Our Committee is comprised of a majority of family members who know first hand the devastation that a childhood cancer diagnosis can bring. We all desire and strive to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families.
Brynn Salvadori, Chair
Brynn Salvadori grew up in southern Nevada where she met and married her husband, August. Brynn is a full-time mother who also works full-time as Assistant to the CEO at Cannonball Musical Instruments were she is involved in customer relations and international accounts.
Together Brynn and August have 5 children. Their oldest is their 11 year old daughter, Hunter Ane. In February 2013, Hunter was diagnosed with Stage III Small Cell Ovarian Cancer, and the entire family’s life changed as they were thrown into the world of childhood cancer. After a 10 month battle, multiple surgeries and countless other procedures, Hunter was declared cancer free on December 3, 2013. Now the family is trying to help other kids and families through their fight. For as Hunter likes to say, “We got to cure them all!”
Kristi Nawrocki, Secretary
My name is Kristi Nawrocki and I was thrown into the world of childhood cancer on June 6, 2011. My daughter, Lanee, was diagnosed with Pre-B ALL and we were away from home in Denver, CO. As you can imagine, it was a scary time, but we made it through. As of today, Lanee is still in remission and doing well.
I am not only mom to Lanee, but also to Kaylee and Britni; two vibrant teenagers who keep me on my toes. I am also married to the best man ever, Erik. He is so supportive and loving and truly is my best friend.
I was born in Illinois and moved to Utah while in Junior High. I did attend Utah State University for a bit, but decided to start a family instead. I am a Sales/Events Coordinator for Spectrum Field Services here in Salt Lake City. I have been with them for 5 years and they have been very supportive through our trials.
I have chosen to be part of the ACCO in Utah because it is very dear to my heart. Cozy, the mascot, has been Lanee’s lifeline throughout her treatments. He has been with her every step of the way. The information the ACCO provided me was invaluable and helped me navigate the cancer world. I know firsthand how difficult this world is and to have resources and something your child holds onto to help them through is priceless. I want to help other families as they begin their journey and to provide support through the end.
I am a very driven person and helping others is very important to me. It was very hard for our family to ask for assistance, but when we received it, it would leave us speechless. I have been involved in Girl Scouts of Utah as a troop leader, Bonnett Ball of West Valley (softball league) as their treasurer/secretary and I also manage my daughters’ softball teams. I enjoy being part of organizations that make a difference in people’s lives. I hope my involvement in ACCO-Utah will assist others and add a bit of joy during a difficult time.