6th Annual SMooCH Event Raises $3.5 Million for Seattle Children's Hospital

6th Annual SMooCH Event Raises $3.5 Million for Seattle Children's Hospital

While guests of the sixth annual SMooCH (Seattle Musicians for Children's Hospital) enjoyed live music and food from some of Seattle's top chefs, they also received words of thanks from a special family. Dani and James Cole spoke about their journey with Seattle Children's when their daughter, Emmy, was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Thanks to Seattle Children's Uncompensated Care Fund, the Coles were able to pursue the care Emmy needed, without worrying about how they'd pay for it. "The uncompensated care saved our family's life," said Dani. The event raised more than $3.5 million and 100% of that will go directly to the Uncompensated Care Fund.

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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. Join Seattle Children’s bold initiative – It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s – to transform children’s health for generations to come.

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