Adaline Coffman Guild
The Adaline Coffman Guild hosted An Elegant Evening for Children’s Dec. 7 at the Historic Washington Hotel in Chehalis. Guests wore black and white attire and enjoyed live and silent auctions, a raffle and a wine toss. Erin Due spoke about her daughter’s experience as a Seattle Children’s patient. By the end of the night, more than $26,000 had been raised for uncompensated care.
Angie W. Harrison and T.C. Baldwin Guilds
Shoppers met early in the morning Nov. 23 to embark on the Angie W. Harrison and T.C. Baldwin Guilds’ Sleigh of Dreams bus trip. While traveling from Port Orchard to Molbak’s Garden + Home in Woodinville, Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood and Seattle Premium Outlets in Tulalip, guests enjoyed breakfast and purchased raffle tickets for items such as holiday baskets and locally made jewelry. The event raised $5,210 for uncompensated care and also collected items for Operation Family Care.
Ann Carlson Guild
The Ann Carlson Guild raised more than $12,500 for uncompensated care in its Fore the Kids Golf Tournament Aug. 2. Sixty golfers participated in the shotgun scramble-style tournament at Skagit Golf and Country Club in Burlington. They also competed for prizes in a longest-drive contest, putting contest and Chip and Dip. The day’s festivities continued with a taco-bar dinner and a silent auction, where attendees bid for golf lessons, golf packages and a deluxe hotel stay. Pictured, guild co-presidents Colleen Smiley (right) and Sharon Hansen pull the winning ticket in the 50/50 raffle. Guild members, including Smiley, shared their experiences as family members of Seattle Children’s patients.
Bloom for Children’s Guild
On Oct. 18, the Bloom for Children’s Guild hosted its Fall Harvest and Bulb Sale at Seattle Children’s main campus. Guild supporters purchased homemade baked goods, jams, jellies and pestos; many of these items were made from organic fruits and vegetables grown on the hospital campus. Also available for purchase were pumpkins, winter-blooming plants and traditional and rare bulbs. The sale raised $2,400 for Children’s Grounds Department.
Catalina’s Hope Guild
The Catalina’s Hope Guild presented Hope Uncorked, its 10th annual auction and wine pairing dinner, on Sept. 14 at the Glendale Country Club in Bellevue. The event raised $73,000 for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care and research into Ewing sarcoma. Guests bid in silent and live auctions for items such as an iPad, a $300 Nordstrom gift card, Murano glass jewelry and glassybaby votive candleholders. Local radio personality Marty Riemer emceed the program, during which Jane Tiscornia spoke about the treatment her daughter Kat received at Children’s after learning she had Ewing sarcoma, last May, when she was in the eighth grade.
Circle of Hope Guild
The Circle of Hope Guild ’s fourth annual Cheers for Children’s event raised $41,000 for Seattle Children’s Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research. The festive Sept. 14 cocktail party drew 150 guests to Aspira in Seattle, where they sipped delicious wines from Cuillin Hills Winery, Des Voigne Cellars and Lantz Cellars. Children’s Dr. Rebecca Gardner talked about the promising research into “reprogramming” the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The evening concluded with dancing to DJ-spun music.
The Daughters Guild’s seventh annual Touchdown for Tots was held Oct. 5 at the completely renovated Club Husky at Husky Stadium. More than 200 football fans and Seattle Children’s supporters gathered at Club Husky to watch the University of Washington vs. Stanford football game and enjoy a barbecue dinner. Guests also bid in a silent auction for offerings such as a glassybaby-themed party and a Swinomish vacation getaway package. Michelle Razore spoke about her daughter’s experience as a patient at Children’s. Proceeds of $40,000 benefited uncompensated care.
Des Moines Auxiliary
The Des Moines Auxiliary held two events this fall to benefit Seattle Children’s. On Oct. 17, the guild presented its Luncheon and Vintage Fashion Show at Des Moines United Methodist Church. Event guests, who savored lunch catered by Tuscany at Des Moines Creek and viewed the fun vintage fashions, raised $1,133 for uncompensated care. Two months later, the guild’s 24th annual Holiday Bazaar raised an additional $4,898. Community members again came to Des Moines United Methodist Church for this popular bazaar on Nov. 22 and 23 and shopped for a variety of handcrafted items, enjoyed lunch and listened to music by the church choir. Pictured, Sylvia Flick (left) and Joyce Pompeo at the bazaar.
Dr. Samuel Gordon Brooks Guild
The Dr. Samuel Gordon Brooks Guild hosted the 31st annual Anacortes Home and Boat Tour Sept. 15, raising $16,920 for uncompensated care. Approximately 800 people toured five unique Anacortes homes and boats docked at Cap Sante Marina. Each home featured the works of Salish Sea plein-air artists, as well as photos and stories of local children who have been patients at Seattle Children’s.
Dr. Stanley Stamm Guild
The Dr. Stanley Stamm Guild presented two events in September to support Children’s Stanley Stamm Summer Camp. The Sept. 6 Stamm Good Beer Fest drew 44 people to Seattle’s Emerald City Beer Company and raised more than $4,000 as guests bid in a silent auction that included autographed memorabilia from the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson and the Seattle Sounders’ Jhon Kennedy Hurtado. The guild also hosted a tailgate party prior to the UW Huskies’ Sept. 21 football game, attracting more than 100 guests and raising $600 for the camp. Pictured, guild members Amy and Matt Steele celebrate at their guild’s tailgate party.
Eternally Joyful Guild
Seattle’s Alki Beach was the sunny spot for the ninth annual Cones for Kids, presented by the Eternally Joyful Guild. The Sept. 8 event raised $1,600 for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s by offering beachgoers ice cream cones and sundaes, as well as face painting and temporary tattoos. Many families made a day of it, picnicking nearby. The guild also sold its new T-shirt, designed by Roundtree Design.
Frances W. Nordstrom Guild
The Frances W. Nordstrom Guild hosted its annual Big Night benefit Nov. 8 and raised $189,000 for uncompensated care and sarcoma research. The event drew guests to Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle where they bid in a live auction and danced to music by DJ Sean Whatley. Kat Tiscornia shared her ongoing experience as a Children’s patient – the vivacious ninth-grader was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma in May and is currently raising funds for sarcoma research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Pictured from left, event co-chairs Pamela Baughn, Katrina Moon, Melissa Clark and Jennifer Pan.
Friends for Life Guild
The 2013 holiday season marked the eighth year in which the Friends for Life Guild has sold handblown glass ornaments and votive candleholders to benefit cancer research at Seattle Children’s. Providing inspiration for this year’s designs was 17-year-old Abi, a Children’s patient currently undergoing cancer treatment at Children’s. The Art by Fire Gallery and Glass School in Issaquah created the ornaments and candleholders, and guild members sold them online as well as at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle and at several guilds’ events.
Gabriel Pigotti Memorial Guild
The Gabriel Pigotti Memorial Guild ’s inaugural event, an endurance go-kart racing contest held June 7 at SIMA Raceway in Sumas, Wash., attracted 12 go-kart teams and more than 100 attendees. Participants also had the opportunity to rent a Ferrari for the day from major sponsor Ferrari of Seattle. The winning team was awarded a seven-night stay on Hawaii’s Big Island. The guild crossed the finish line with an impressive $70,000 for Seattle Children’s Child Life Department.
Friends of the Grayland Guild flocked to Ocosta Recreation Hall in Aberdeen for the guild’s annual craft and artisans’ sale, held Nov. 8 to 10. The event was themed Help Make a Child Smile and raised $2,013 for uncompensated care by selling handmade jewelry, knit items and decorative lawn art. Many shoppers also brought their children to take photos with Santa Claus. Raffle prizes included bicycles as well as handmade items donated by the artisans who participated in the sale.
Guild Association Husky Toy Drive
Many thanks to University of Washington football fans who contributed to the Guild Association Husky Toy Drive Nov. 9. Fans donated toys, games and cash at the University of Washington vs. Colorado football game. The toy drive, in its 21st year, is a holiday tradition that helps Seattle Children’s provide gifts for patients throughout the season. Proceeds of $8,000 benefited the hospital’s Child Life and Social Work departments. Pictured, toy drive volunteer Anne Wetmore of Julian’s Dinosaur Guild with her granddaughter, Isabella Valancy Blackwell, and the University of Washington mascot, Dubs.
Hansje Brinker Guild
The fifth annual Orange Bike Parade drew about 80 people to Seattle’s Seward Park Sept. 22. Each year, members of the Hansje Brinker Guild invite the community to this family-friendly event, where they are asked to wear orange and ride decorated bikes (or anything else with wheels) or run in costumes. This year’s parade, which also included face painting, crafts and games, raised more than $5,000 for Seattle Children’s Child Life Department.
Jack and Colleen Ryan Guild
On Dec. 20, the Jack and Colleen Ryan Guild hosted the ninth annual Seattle Snow Ball at the Sunset Club in Seattle. Parents, grandparents and young adults put on their black-tie best for the multigenerational holiday dinner dance and contributed $83,000 to uncompensated care. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen spoke about his work at Seattle Children’s.
Jaquish/Dukelow Memorial Cancer Research Guild
On Oct. 11, the Jaquish/Dukelow Memorial Cancer Research Guild and the Kathi Goertzen Foundation invited supporters to Light Up the Night at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s auditorium in Seattle. More than 100 people attended to hear Dr. Jim Olson share exciting news about his lab’s progress in brain tumor research. Guests were also encouraged to visit with scientists and enjoyed hearty appetizers, wine and live music. Co-presented by the guild and the Kathi Goertzen Foundation, the evening raised $170,000 for Olson’s research.
Juleesa’s Smiles Guild
The Juleesa’s Smiles Guild hosted its inaugural Walk for Smiles Sept. 28. Steady rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of about 50 supporters of all ages who walked along the Cedar River Trail in Renton. The guild is named in memory of Juleesa Johnson, who always shared her beautiful smile even during cancer treatment. The 5K walk raised $3,800 for Seattle Children’s Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program. The guild also raises funds throughout the year by selling Juleesa’s Smiles wristbands.
Julian’s Dinosaur Guild
Congratulations to Julian’s Dinosaur Guild, which raised $33,500 to support Seattle Children’s research into improved treatments for aplastic anemia and other bone marrow diseases. Its festive Sept. 14 event, Blast from the Past, was held at the Seattle Design Center and featured dancing to music from Hit Explosion. Guests also bid for items in a large silent auction and listened to Dr. Akiko Shimamura speak about aplastic anemia research. The guild is named in honor of Julian Blackwell, who is being treated for aplastic anemia at Children’s. At this year’s event, Julian and his family welcomed a special guest: Julian’s bone marrow donor, who traveled to Seattle to meet Julian and his family and enjoy the festivities.
KC Howard Guild
The KC Howard Guild hosted its 19th annual holiday luncheon Dec. 9 at the Sunset Club in Seattle. About 200 guests attended the festive luncheon and bid on items in an exclusive live auction. Kayla Black and Michael Brown spoke about their son, Tally, and his treatment at Seattle Children’s for Ewing sarcoma. The event raised $106,000 for uncompensated care and research.
The Kent Guild hosted its annual Artisans’ Festival in November, giving hundreds of community members the chance to get a jump start on their holiday shopping. The festival was held Nov. 4 and 5 at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent. More than 40 vendors sold jewelry, lotions, specialty food items and other great gifts. The Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutique in Kent also sold a variety of purses. Shoppers sipped wine during Monday evening’s wine tasting and enjoyed live entertainment from harpist Bronn Journey. The guild raised $37,000 for uncompensated care.
Little Lemon Drops Junior Guild
On Sept. 7, the Little Lemon Drops Junior Guild ’s outdoor-movie night raised $8,000 for Seattle Children’s uncompensated care. At the event, Kat Tiscornia and Isabella Davis talked about their experiences as patients at Children’s, and attendees covered the Innis Arden Clubhouse lawn in Shoreline with blankets and chairs as they settled in to watch The Avengers. The evening also included a raffle and sales of popcorn and other treats. The junior guild started in 2007 with proceeds from its founders’ lemonade stand. Today it includes 15 girls ages 11 to 16 and has raised $30,000 in total for Children’s.
Lloyd W. Nordstrom Guild
More than 335 community members attended the Lloyd W. Nordstrom Guild’s annual Holiday Shoppe, held Nov. 12 at Our Lady of Fatima Social Hall in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. The guild event, a Seattle tradition, invites Children’s supporters to get an early start on their holiday shopping while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and desserts. About 25 vendors participated, donating raffle items and a portion of their sales proceeds. Items for sale included specialty foods, handmade cards, soaps, jewelry and clothing. This year’s Holiday Shoppe raised nearly $13,000 for uncompensated care. Pictured, Marybeth Alwood (left) and Karen Bakken at the event.
Luminita and Friends Guild
The Luminita and Friends Guild was selected to display and sell beautiful handmade jewelry at a reception for the Independent Designer Runway Show, which took place during Bellevue Fashion Week 2013. Approximately 500 guests gathered at the Hyatt on Sept. 25 to shop and check out the latest fashions. Proceeds from the guild’s sales raised $600 for pediatric cancer research at Seattle Children’s.
Mary Ann Bothell Guild
The Mary Ann Bothell Guild hosted Mistletoe Madness, its annual auction and holiday luncheon, Nov. 6 at the Nile Shrine Golf Center in Mountlake Terrace. Guests bid in both silent and live auctions for items such as a Whidbey Island vacation package, fine jewelry and an hour of flight instruction. Dr. Ben Danielson, clinical director of Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC), and Mark Fadool, clinical director of Mental Health Services at OBCC, talked about their work to include early childhood mental health assessments during well-child visits. They also thanked the guild for its support. Proceeds of $36,000 benefited uncompensated care and early childhood mental health at OBCC, which is part of this year’s Guild Association Funding Focus initiative.
Miracle House Guild
On Nov. 2, supporters of the Miracle House Guild packed the Palace Ballroom in Seattle for the 13th annual Where Miracles Take Flight auction. Auctioneer Shawn Hamilton took bids for live auction offerings such as a Seattle Seahawks 12th Man experience, a tugboat trip to Alaska and VIP tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in New York City. The parents of Jack Hogenson, a 4-year-old who has undergone brain surgery at Seattle Children’s, talked about Jack’s treatment and recovery. The fun-filled evening raised $112,200 for uncompensated care.
Mitochondrial Research Guild
For 11 years, the Mitochondrial Research Guild has inspired people to donate money in support of the research into mitochondrial disease being conducted at Seattle Children’s. This year’s Cure for Mito Auction and Dinner was held at Willows Lodge in Woodinville Sept. 28. Guild founder and president Jill Herczog and co-vice presidents Tricia Bertsch and Steve Serex chaired the event. Pictured, Bertsch (left) with Teresa Serex. Proceeds of more than $280,000 benefited mitochondrial research at Children’s.
About 85 people gathered at The Shops at the Bravern in Bellevue for Fall Fashion Night Sept. 20. The event was presented by the Nephrology Guild and sponsored by David Lawrence, a high-fashion boutique. Guests enjoyed refreshments provided by Blue Martini and John Howie Steak, viewed a runway fashion show and received swag bags before shopping at David Lawrence. The evening raised $8,760 to help care for patients being treated for kidney disorders at Seattle Children’s. Special guests (pictured, from right) included the Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch, Sidney Rice and Russell Wilson, as well as Wilson’s wife, Ashton (left).
Pat Harris Trilogy Guild
More than 150 people brought their holiday spirit to the Pat Harris Trilogy Guild’s Ho Ho Brunch Dec. 14, raising nearly $2,000 for uncompensated care. The festive, family-oriented event was hosted at the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. Guests savored brunch and enjoyed entertainment from Roger the Elf and the Cornerstone Singers caroling group. Children had their photos taken with Santa, and each child received a present from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Pearly Whites Junior Guild
The Pearly Whites Junior Guild hosted three fundraisers during summer and fall to benefit dental medicine at Seattle Children’s. During the summer concert season, the guild partnered with Live Nation for the fourth annual Eco Clean-Up, and cleaned six concert sites, raising $3,700. On Sept. 14, the guild hosted the Farmer Consumer Awareness Days Car Show at Quincy High School, which garnered an additional $4,200. Owners of more than 140 vehicles participated and made donations to the guild in lieu of registration fees. (Pictured, guild members and volunteers at the car show.) On Thanksgiving morning, the guild hosted its annual Turkey Trot fun run at a private home in Quincy and collected more than 15,000 crayons for young hospital patients.
Pink Polka Dots Junior Guild
The Pink Polka Dots Junior Guild, partnering with Integrated Technologies, hosted the seventh annual Sydney Coxon Memorial Golf Tournament at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett Sept. 7. More than 80 golfers played in the tournament and stayed for a program, emceed by Brian Coxon, that included guest speakers, a barbecue dinner and pink-polka-dot cupcakes for dessert. Guests bid on more than 50 items in a silent auction, including fine art and restaurant gift certificates. The tournament raised nearly $75,000 to support the brain tumor research being conducted by Seattle Children’s Dr. Jim Olson and his team. Olson spoke at the tournament, along with brain cancer survivor Max Hanson. Many thanks to the Coxon Family Foundation for its dollar-for-dollar matching of each donation made.
Port Ludlow Guild
More than $8,000 was raised for uncompensated care at a golf-a-thon hosted by the Port Ludlow Guild. The guild partnered with local golf pros Vito DeSantis, Darren Posey and Adam Barrows. The golfers collected per-hole donations and then hit the links early on the morning of Oct. 3 to play 100 holes each. After the golf-a-thon, 50 supporters enjoyed a spaghetti dinner at Port Ludlow Golf Course and competed for raffle prizes.
Project Care Guild
The Project Care Guild again welcomed guests to An Evening at Lucia and raised $1,358 for uncompensated care. The dinner and silent auction was held Oct. 21 at Lucia Italian Restaurant and Bar in Kirkland. Silent auction items included a handmade quilt and designer jewelry sold in partnership with Seattle Children’s Bargain Boutiques.
Sammi’s Circle Guild
Sammi’s Circle Guild raised nearly $6,200 at Sammi’s Rockin’ Barn Burner, held Oct. 19 at the Maltby Community Club in Snohomish. A crowd of about 75 people, decked out in country attire, danced to music provided by a DJ and participated in line-dancing lessons. A silent auction featured tickets to many local events, including Seattle Mariners and Seattle Seahawks games, an Argosy Cruise and Teatro ZinZanni and Pacific Northwest Ballet performances. Proceeds benefited uncompensated care.
Samuel and Althea Stroum Guild
The Samuel and Althea Stroum Guild hosted Dancing Under the Stars at a private home in Richland, Wash., on Sept. 14. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dancing to Swing Unlimited, a 20-piece swing band. A silent auction featured items such as a Lisa Day hand-painted wallet, an ice cream maker and gift certificates. Raffles included themed gift baskets, spa treatments and a dinner cruise. Proceeds of $16,000 benefited uncompensated care. Pictured, guild members Rebecca Raven (left) and Cyndy Kinder welcome guests at registration.
Saturday Night Science
Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association members and other Children’s supporters attended Saturday Night Science Nov. 2, Seattle Children’s Research Institute ’s signature fundraising event, where guests learn about how Children’s scientists are helping children live better, healthier lives. About 420 people attended and participated in hands-on experiments, savored appetizers and sipped “gene and tonic” and “margaresearch” cocktails. Many thanks to several guilds that donated silent auction items including a holiday dinner boat cruise, autographed sports memorabilia, jewelry and more. The evening raised $268,000 for research at Children’s.
Scott Kingdon Memorial Guild
The Scott Kingdon Memorial Guild held the Ivar’s Grand Clam Golf Classic Sept. 10 at Harbour Pointe Golf Course in Mukilteo. Bob Donegan, president of Ivar’s, emceed. Ivar’s also served its renowned seafood at the fun event. Approximately 175 participants raised $43,000 for pediatric cardiac care.
Approximately 1,000 people attended the Sequim Guild ’s fifth annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 23 at Sequim Prairie Grange. A variety of vendors sold their holiday wares. Guild members also contributed, selling homemade jams, jellies, breads and pies. The raffle featured handblown Thomas Pacconi holiday ornaments and a mystery gift box full of items donated by local businesses. Guild member Diane Zimmer played the piano. The fun, festive day raised $4,804 for uncompensated care. Pictured, members Nan Burris (left) and Marty McMillin.
The SOVREN Guild celebrated the 11th annual Kirkland Concours d’Elegance Sept. 8 at LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma. Thousands of enthusiastic car fans of all ages attended the event, one of the country’s premier concours. Qualifying vehicles from the United States and Canada were judged by both national and international officials.
Susannah White’s Three Feet of Sunshine Guild
Susannah White’s Three Feet of Sunshine Guild presented its fifth annual Halloween-themed Monster Bash Oct. 19 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Seattle’s Laurelhurst neighborhood. The all-ages event attracted more than 650 costumed guests, including many Seattle Children’s patients and their families. Partygoers enjoyed pumpkin decorating, creepy crafts, a haunted house and pony rides. Caspar Babypants performed for a crowd of excited young fans. Monster Bash raised $15,000 for Seattle Children’s Pediatric Advanced Care Team, which works to support and improve quality of life for critically ill patients and their families. Many thanks to longtime sponsors Craven Farm; Party Ponies, Inc.; and Trophy Cupcakes & Party, as well as to many community volunteers.
Tailgaters Anonymous for Children’s Guild
On Dec. 1, Bleachers Pub in Greenwood welcomed 40 football fans for a tailgate extravaganza hosted by the Tailgaters Anonymous for Children’s Guild. The guild’s first event raised more than $5,000 for uncompensated care and featured both live and silent auctions. Auction items included a football signed by Russell Wilson, a mini helmet signed by Golden Tate and a Richard Sherman mini helmet.
Three Rivers Guild
On Dec. 9, the Three Rivers Guild hosted Nativity Collections on Display. The family-friendly holiday affair was held at Tri-Cities Country Club in Kennewick and featured more than 300 beautiful nativity scenes and light refreshments. The nativity scenes came from all over the world, including Kenya, Egypt, Madagascar and Jerusalem, and were crafted of a variety of materials. One lucky attendee won a nativity scene. Proceeds of $1,000 benefited uncompensated care.
UW Dance Marathon Guild
On Nov. 16, 100 dancers shook and shimmied for six straight hours during the Husky Miracle Dance Marathon hosted by the UW Dance Marathon Guild. The high-energy event, held at the Husky Union Building on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, featured six patient speakers ranging in age from 2 to 24 years. Approximately $2,500 was raised for uncompensated care.
Vala Youngquist Guild
On Nov. 23, Seattle Children’s supporters boarded chartered buses in Burlington for the 18th annual Holiday Shopping Bus Trip presented by the Vala Youngquist Guild. The event, which included breakfast, raffle drawings and door prizes, raised funds to support uncompensated care. Shoppers traveled to several popular locations, including Bellevue Square and Wight’s Home & Garden in Lynnwood. Pictured at back, from left Susan Lehman, Liz Movius and Holly Nielsen with Karin Peck (center) and Sig Barnett.