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Children's Hospital Hosts Christmas in the Northwest CD Launch Party

November 19, 2002

Proceeds from holiday music CD featuring local artists to benefit Children’s Hospital.

Proceeds from holiday music CD featuring local artists to benefit Children’s Hospital.

WHAT: Christmas in the Northwest – Volume 5 CD launch party and song performance. Pacific Northwest Bank, Friendly Voice Inc. and Children’s Hospital Foundation have produced a fifth “Christmas in the Northwest” holiday CD, with net proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. CD producers and musicians will be available to answer questions and perform selected songs. Alex Lawson, the daughter of CD producer Steve Lawson will also be on hand to discuss what the CD project has meant to her. Now 23 years old, she was admitted to Children’s at age two for treatment of E.coli infection. After Alex’s recovery, the Lawsons conceived the idea of the holiday CD to do something in return for the hospital assisting them through their family crisis.

WHEN: Friday, November 22, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Schedule:
Welcome and overview of Christmas in the Northwest CD: Debbie Campbell, Trustee, Children’s Hospital
Introduction of Steve and Debbie Lawson along with their daughter, Alex
Introduction of Christmas in the Northwest artists Brenda Kutz White and Loni Rose
Loni Rose performance of “Evergreen Christmas”
Brenda Kutz White performance of “Christmas in the Northwest”
Closing Remarks: Debbie Campbell, Trustee, Children’s Hospital

WHERE: Sound Café (5th Floor)
Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center
4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle
Meet at Airplane Entrance (park in Lot 4)

The 2002 holiday season marks the return of Christmas in the Northwest, a holiday music CD featuring local musicians that benefits Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Christmas in the Northwest – Volume 5, presented by Pacific Northwest Bank, features “Evergreen Christmas” by Loni Rose, and Christmas in the Northwest” by Brenda Kutz White. This is the first time these two songs have appeared on the same CD. Also featured is “Sha-ring,” a new song by Brenda Kutz White, along with many other Northwest favorites.

“Christmas in the Northwest has been a great project for Children’s Hospital and the Northwest community,” said Debbie Campbell, Trustee, Children’s Hospital. “To date, the four previous CDs have raised over $500,000 for our patients here at Children’s, and we really appreciate the talent and efforts the musicians bring to this project.”

The CD may be purchased at Western Washington Wal-Marts, Targets, Silver Platters, Bartells, Pacific Northwest Bank branches and online at www.christmasinthenorthwest.com.

The first four Christmas in the Northwest albums were released during the 1985, 1987, 1989 and 1994 holiday seasons. Past artists include Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Steve Miller, David Lanz, Paul Speer, Tickle Tune Typhoon, Tim Noah, Walt Wagner, and many others.

CD Production Contact: Steve Lawson, Project Producer
Phone: 425-645-9114
Email: steve@friendlyvoice.com
Website: www.christmasinthenorthwest.com

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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