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Cancer Lifeline in Phinney Ridge hosting annual benefit luncheon on March 8

February 21st, 2012 · Comments

Cancer Lifeline, at 6522 Fremont Ave. N., is hosting its 12th annual Benefit Luncheon at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the downtown Seattle Westin Hotel, 1900 5th Ave.

The suggested donation is $150. RSVPs are required; call 206- 832-1273.

Cancer Lifeline began at a kitchen table in 1973 as just a telephone lifeline. The privately-funded organization now has programs in 16 counties in Western Washington, including three hospitals: Evergreen Medical Center, Valley Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. It maintains a free 24-hour lifeline staffed by trained staff and volunteers; has numerous support programs for cancer patients and their families; exercise and nutrition classes; and provides financial help to low-income patients.

Last year, Cancer Lifeline had more than 17,000 points of contact for its services, and distributed $277,000 to 1,055 low-income cancer patients for food, rent and utilities while in treatment.

The 24-hour lifeline number is 206-297-2500, or 1-800-255-5505.

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Comments

  1. Pula says:

    Is Susan Komen involved?

  2. Phern says:

    Pula, you can easily find that information if you go to the site linked in the very first sentence and look under the section “Our Partnerships”.

  3. JSea says:

    I’ve actually used cancer lifeline’s services before. They help people with every type of cancer, not just breast cancer like komen. They were very helpful during a rough time for me, and I wish more people knew about them. glad to see this posting!