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Our Guilds Improve Children’s Health in Many Ways

Winter Guild News Feature

“We support the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research because we want to push technology forward to make fighting cancer like fighting a cold or the flu.”

– Carter Stevenson, Team Becca Guild president

How you bring hope to families

Hansje Guild

As Seattle Children’s Guild Association celebrates another record-breaking year for fundraising ($15.7 million!), we reflect on the countless ways guilds improve the lives of children every day. The photos above and at left illustrate four main areas of guild support: uncompensated care, research, heartwarming gifts and special programs. Thanks for all you do to bring hope to families and champion Seattle Children’s mission.

Jarrett's Joy Cart Guild

Once a week, members of Jarrett’s Joy Cart Guild “play Santa” by delivering toys to hospitalized Seattle Children’s patients. These simple gifts have lifted the spirits of more than 12,000 patients over the past 17 years.

Uncompensated Care

On meeting the happy ball of energy that is 6-year-old Mason Nettleton, you’d never guess he was diagnosed with kidney cancer two years ago. Thanks to guild support of uncompensated care, Mason’s family was freed to focus on helping him heal. “We’ll never take for granted the care and love we received at Seattle Children’s,” says Mason’s mom, Briana Nettleton, who has shared her family’s story at many guild events.

Team Becca Guild

“We support the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research because we want to push technology forward to make fighting cancer like fighting a cold or the flu,” says Carter Stevenson, Team Becca Guild president and husband of guild namesake and child advocate Becca Stevenson, who died from cancer in 2013.

Hansje Brinker Guild

The Hansje Brinker Guild was founded by a group of women of Dutch heritage who focus their fundraising efforts on Seattle Children’s Child Life Department, which helps provide positive hospital experiences for children and teens, with an emphasis on play.