Swedish is proud to be part of a unique partnership with glassybaby, a local company which makes handmade glass candle holders and votives, and the Seattle Sounders Women soccer team.

This partnership officially launched on May 31st at the Seattle Sounders Women’s first game of the season at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. In a pre-game ceremony, members of the Seattle Sounders Women team presented a light green glassybaby, a color glassybaby named “grass,” to a group of people who have been affected by cancer. This color, which reflects new, spring grass, resembles the Sounders’ color “rave green.”

This launch also marked the first day that glassybaby will start donating 10 percent of revenue from the sales of each “grass-colored” glassybaby to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Medical Center. The Cancer Patient Assistance Program provides non-medical financial assistance to help those in need. Funded by philanthropy, this crucial program offers relief for rent, transportation, childcare, insurance, utility bills, and other essentials that patients need to ensure that they are not forced to forego life-saving cancer treatment. The grass glassybaby is available in the glassybaby stores as well as on their website: www.glassybaby.com.

In addition, glassybaby will also be designating 10 percent of the sales from their popular “seconds sale” on June 30th to the Swedish Cancer Patient Assistance Fund! Doors for this sale will open at 8am on Saturday June 30th at the glassybaby studio and hot shop in Madrona (3406 East Union Street, Seattle, WA 98122). This is your chance to buy handblown glassybabys at a discounted price ($27 for glassybabys and $34 for drinkers) while supporting this important fund!

Started by cancer-survivor Lee Rhodes, glassybaby is committed to giving back to the community, especially to those affected by cancer. Swedish thanks glassybaby and the Seattle Sounders Women soccer team for their support of Swedish and the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.

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