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Cancer Lifeline hosting reception tonight for collage art show

April 11th, 2013 by Doree

Cancer Lifeline, at 6522 Fremont Ave. N. in Phinney Ridge, is hosting a reception from 6-8 tonight for its new collage art show, featuring more than 70 pieces, each inspired by a poem written by a woman with cancer. The show is co-sponsored by the Northwest Collage Society, and runs through June 24.

Some two dozen women currently participate in Cancer Lifeline’s writing groups, which are offered along with dozens of other free classes and programs for people living with cancer and those who love them.

“Writing has been proven to have a healing effect on people who are experiencing trauma. And when you share your writing with others who are experiencing the same emotions, you build a sense of community and peace,” says Basha Brownstein, Community Program Manager at Cancer Lifeline.

ThisMagicOf Hers-painting-resized

This Magic of Hers
She is a woman who walks the hills
She is a woman who dances all the night away in these hills
She is a woman with ice in her fur and a tattoo on her butt
She is a woman who sings with the moon and howls
with the first rays of the rising sun
She is a woman with claws
She is a gentle woman
She is a woman of lullabies and longs to hear one sung to her
She is a woman who sings in caves emerging only
when an echo returns her song
She is a woman who drinks from the stream
Wild animals come to drink beside her
She tells them tales and she remembers theirs
What is this magic of hers?
It’s in her blood, it’s in the stars.
~ Rita Bresnahan and Valerie Rose

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Cancer Lifeline’s 40th anniversary celebration luncheon on March 21

February 13th, 2013 by Doree

Cancer Lifeline, 6522 Fremont Ave. N., on the east side of Phinney Ridge, is hosting its 40th anniversary celebration and fundraising luncheon at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Westin Seattle downtown.

The keynote speaker is Debra Jarvis, author of the book “It’s Not About the Hair.” A minimum donation of $150 will be requested at the event. Proceeds benefit Cancer Lifeline’s work to support people affected by cancer.

You can find more details and register online, or call 206-832-1273.

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Phinney Ridge’s Cancer Lifeline raises $235,000 at annual luncheon

March 14th, 2012 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge-based Cancer Lifeline raised $235,000 at its annual benefit luncheon last Thursday.

Photo by Jeffrey Fong, courtesy of Cancer Lifeline.

More than 600 people attended the 12th annual luncheon at The Westin.

Cancer Lifeline began in 1973 at a kitchen table as a telephone support and referral service. 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. Cancer Lifeline is located at 6522 Fremont Ave. N.

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

February 21st, 2012 by Doree

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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