Every light carries the ray of hope.

Shine for Suzan was created on behalf of Suzan Kebassa who passed away in fall of 2015. The goal was to give back to the community and bring light to strong, individual women who struggle in life but inspire others at the same time. The Shine for Suzan program presents complimentary makeovers to strong, inspirational women who are facing life challenges so that they can be encouraged, recognized and given the opportunity to shine.


Suzan Kabessa was a loving mother, sister and a friend. One of Suzan’s many passions in life was to help bring people together; she brought people together by simply doing what she did best: cooking, baking and hosting gatherings. Her house was always full of family, friends and even strangers who she always opened her heart to unconditionally. However, more than anything, Suzan’s house was always full of happiness, life and full stomachs.



Who can nominate?

You can nominate a family member, friend or even yourself. Shine for Suzan was created as a way to give back to the community – to recognize and encourage strong women who are struggling but who still continue to push forward despite their challenges. Shine for Suzan aims to bring light back into the lives of these strong women and give them the opportunity to shine. Are you, a friend or a family member facing challenges? Tell us your story!

Fill out the online application below!

Privacy Policy:

The following information explains your privacy rights and the Shine for Suzan program’s obligation and rights in relation to the collection and use of personal information.

Your Rights:

You do not need to give Shine for Suzan any personal information requested in the application form or any other document or communication relating to this application. However, without this information, we may not be able to process your application.

You may request access, at any time, to any personal information you have submitted to Shine for Suzan. You may ask to correct, amend or update this information if you believe it is incorrect or out of date.

How we may use your personal information:

To process the application

To administer and manage your nomination

To facilitate our internal business operation, including a fulfilment of any legal requirements or other regulations


By submitting the Shine for Suzan official application form, you authorize the Shine for Suzan program to collect, maintain, use and disclose your personal information in the manner set out in this privacy statement.

Referral Application Form (Online)