giving back to Swedish Medical Center

Left to right: Pam Jenness, glassybaby Bellevue store manager; Cindy Kiefer, glassybaby Bellevue sales; Karen Chan, Assistant Director, Corporate Relations, Swedish Medical Center; Lauren Moore, Assistant Director, Major Gifts, Swedish Medical Center

March 1, 2013
glassybaby recently presented a check for $38,908.35 to the 
Swedish Medical Center Foundation for their Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

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This donation was funded through our December Bellevue store sales.  glassybaby wishes to acknowledge and thank the amazing glassybaby community who shopped in Bellevue in December and, through their purchases, supported this very worthwhile cause. 

The Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Medical Center is supported by members of the community and Swedish employees.  The oncology social work team at Swedish uses this fund in special cases where money is needed to meet non-medical needs and expenses of Swedish patients and their families.  Last year, over $200,000 was distributed to benefit patients and families in need of non-medical support.

This fund has recently helped cancer patients in the following ways:

*  Provided continuing piano lessons for a patient’s child who was unable to afford lessons due to costs of treatment.

*  Provided airfare to a patient’s young son who ultimately would go and live with his grandmother.

*  Provided financial support for back to school supplies and clothes to children of cancer patients.

*  Provided assistance with rent, utilities, groceries and childcare expenses.

*  Provided funds for parking at and transportation to Swedish Medical Center.