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Guild News Fall 2010

A publication for the members of Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association.


Guilds Support Research on Many Fronts

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Hydrocephalus occurs when cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is not reabsorbed or circulated properly in the brain. After her newborn son William developed hydrocephalus, Lori Poliski was dismayed to learn that treatment for the condition had progressed little since the 1950s. Shunts to drain excess CSF were introduced in the mid-1950s, but they often fail. William, 5, has already had four shunt replacement surgeries.

Not satisfied with the current state of treatment, Poliski co-founded the hydrocephalus Research Guild with her husband Paul Gross to support the search for better options and, ultimately, a cure. The guild supports the Center for Integrative Brain Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Jan “Nino” Ramirez, PhD, leads the research team. ...cont.


Membership News

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Project Giggle Is Back!

The Guild Association–wide effort known as Project Giggle collected thousands of infant toys and more than $6,000 for the purchase of additional toys in 2007. Project Giggle has returned, and we again ask for your help ...cont. 




Summer Events a Huge Boost to Uncompensated Care

Children's Golf Classic Raises $6.6M Children's Golf Classic Raises $6.6M
Races Benefit Uncompensated Care Races Benefit Uncompensated Care
Children's Ride Turns 15 Children's Ride Turns 15
Covey Run Raises $120,000 Covey Run Raises $120,000
Funding Focus Update Funding Focus Update

Tips for Success


Visit Anna Clise on Facebook!

Facebook (, the Internet’s most popular social networking site, encourages the formation of online communities of people who share interests and activities, such as supporting Seattle Children’s.

Dozens of guilds are already on Facebook, as are the hospital and the Guild Association. Guilds use Facebook to share news, connect with donors and invite supporters to events. Setting up a Facebook account for your guild is easy. ...cont.


Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

A Family History of Philanthropy

"Seattle Children’s is an unbelievable resource for our community," says longtime supporter and legacy donor Dan Ederer. The ties between the hospital and Dan and his family run deep: Dan’s children have been treated at the hospital, and his sister, Deanne Ederer Emmons, is a member of the Phil Smart Sr. Guild. Janice Ederer, Dan and Deanne's mother, served on the Guild Association board. ...cont.

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