Founder, The Remissionaries
Hi! I’m Christina Wu. I relocated to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in 2004 with my husband of 20 years. We share a beautiful home with our 2 fur babies, Ginger and Pepper. Las Vegas has become home, but I will forever be a Southern California gal. I use words like “dude” and “rad” very frequently. I grew up a competitive figure skater and spent every waking hour practicing and traveling for competitions. My dream was to compete in the Olympics which never came to fruition. I did, however, finally attend an Olympic games as a spectator in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Shortly after returning from South Korea, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I immediately began chemotherapy treatments, and eventually had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I was declared cancer free and completed all treatments in May 2019. Since then, I’ve founded a nonprofit organization called The Remissionaries. Our mission is to provide comfort for women undergoing chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. It has been one of the most challenging and fulfilling achievements of my life. I will never be happy to have had breast cancer but am grateful for the path I’ve created because of it.
I’m extremely passionate about advocating for others, especially those in the breast cancer, and AAPI communities. In 2021, I helped organize the first annual AAPI Heritage Month festival to promote Stop AAPI Hate. We were given a Proclamation from the Governor.
In my spare time, I enjoy winter sports and travel every year to snowboard all over the globe. So far, Japan is my favorite place to ride. Ask me anything about coffee or food and I’ll talk your ear off. I love Broadway musicals/plays, live music/concerts, comedy shows, and hockey games. I also love to shoot pool, throw darts, and play board games.