glassybaby seconds sale + The Kathi Goertzen Foundation

 glassybaby will donate 10% of all sales from our seconds sale on June 29th to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation to support their important mission to end brain tumors and brain cancer.

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Preparations are underway for our upcoming seconds sale on Saturday, June 29th, at our Madrona location.  Doors open at 8am!  I hope you will put it on your calendar if it’s not there already.  In addition to purchasing our less-than-perfect glassybaby at a discount, you will be helping to support a great cause:  The Kathi Goertzen Foundation.

I had the privilege of growing up with Kathi Goertzen, but not in the traditional sense. She didn’t live down the street from me, nor did we attend the same schools.  Rather, I invited Kathi into my home each evening to share with me what was going on in the world, and in my own community.  Whether the news was devastating or uplifting, I trusted Kathi to bring it to me.  I valued her journalistic talents and adored her sense of humor.  And like many living in Western Washington, my heart sank when I heard that she would be having surgery for a brain tumor.

Kathi’s subsequent 14-year journey taught me lessons that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Her bravery, courage and selflessness survive her, along with an amazing husband and two talented daughters.  In August, it will be a year since she passed.  I still miss her.

Always one to think about others, Kathi started the Kathi Goertzen Foundation to inspire and support others dealing with brain tumors and brain cancer.  She believed that a cure was not only on the way, but right around the corner.  We are pleased to be donating 10% from our seconds sale to support the efforts of the Kathi Goertzen Foundation.

glassybaby + Urology Care Foundation

10% from the sale of each ‘wingman’ will be donated to the Urology Care Foundation to advance urologic research and promote men’s health

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‘wingman’ is a phrase that was coined to describe a pilot who supports another in a potentially dangerous flying environment.  Outside the context of flying, a ‘wingman’ is someone who watches your back and provides mutual support. Who couldn’t use a ‘wingman’ in their life?

June is National Men’s Health month and the perfect time to be a ‘wingman’ to the important men in your life:  dad, husband, brother, child or friend.  Most men do not seek out medical care, and many take better care of their cars than they do themselves!  Remind the men in your life that they need to be healthy, stay healthy and get regular medical check-ups.  To purchase ‘wingman’, click here.


glassybaby + dads & grads

It’s that time of year again, when we celebrate a classic Seattle rite of passage:  commencement at the University of Washington.

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With Husky Stadium still under construction, this year’s ceremony will take place at CenturyLink Field on June 15th.  To the graduates and the friends, family and faculty that accompanied them on this journey, we offer heart-felt congratulations!  We applaud your dedication and hard work.  We can’t wait to see where you direct your passion and talent.

Just in time to celebrate the dads and grads in your life, glassybaby will donate 10% from the sale of each ‘purple haze’ to the White Light fund at the University of Washington Medical Center.  Since 2003, The White Light Fund has been supporting many important facets of cancer care at the University of Washington—including The Living Well with Cancer Series and The Collegiana, a UW owned apartment hotel serving UW Medical Center patients and their families.  To purchase ‘purple haze’, click here.

‘kathi’s colors’ + Kathi Goertzen Foundation

glassybaby is partnering with the Kathi Goertzen Foundation on a new giving set:  ‘kathi’s colors’.  The set includes ‘courage’ and ‘brother’.  10% from the sale of ’kathi’s colors’ will be donated to the Kathi Goertzen Foundation to fund brain tumor and brain cancer research and to inspire and support patients and families as they undergo treatment.  To purchase the set, click here.

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Kathi Goertzen, long time KOMO 4 news anchor, who passed away on August 13, 2012, after a 14-year battle with benign brain tumors.  Kathi approached her illness with the same grace, humor and warmth that were the hallmarks of her broadcasts, which spanned nearly three decades.  ‘kathi’s colors’ pays homage to her alma mater, Washington State University.

‘ahoy’ + Sailors for the Sea


glassybaby is partnering with Sailors for the Sea on a new giving set: ‘ahoy’.

The set includes ‘regal’  and ‘remembrance’.  10% from the sale of each ‘ahoy’ set will
be donated to Sailors for the Sea, an organization that educates and engages
the boating community in worldwide protection of the oceans.

 To purchase the set, click here.

‘hope’ + Seattle Children’s Hospital


glassybaby is partnering with Seattle Children’s Hospital on a new giving color:  hope.

10% from the sale of each ‘hope’ glassybaby will be donated to the Seattle Children’s Hospital
Emergency Patient Assistance Fund.  This fund ensures that finances don’t stand in the
way of health, safety and dignity. To purchase ‘hope’, click here.