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

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.

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

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

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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