Swedish Community Impact Award

Northwest Hope & Healing was presented with the 2011 Swedish Community Impact Award from Swedish Medical Center.

impact-awardThis award recognizes a corporation or foundation whose ongoing support of Swedish Medical Center has made an important impact on the health of the people and community they serve.

Shown at right: NWHH Founder Christine Smith and former Executive Director Shari Sewell.


On September 15th, Northwest Hope & Healing was recognized in an awards ceremony at the Swedish Donor Recognition Event held at the Seattle Tennis Club. Northwest Hope & Healing was presented with the 2011 Swedish Community Impact Award which recognizes a corporation or foundation whose ongoing support of Swedish Medical Center has made an important impact on the health of the people and community they serve.

“This award is the result of the generosity of our donors and supporters. The Community Impact Award is an honor to receive and we look forward to continue to assist women who are battling cancer.” says Executive Director, Shari Sewell.

Since 2000, Northwest Hope & Healing (NWHH) has partnered with Swedish Medical Center to offer support to women who are battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Through their Healing Programs, which include the Patient Assistance Fund and the Healing Basket Program, NWHH has sent a message of love, life, and hope to more than 6,800 women who are fighting breast cancer. After paying for medical care, deductibles, co-pays and prescriptions, many patients face a shortfall for basic needs like food and rent. The NWHH Patient Assistance Fund helps ensure that women don’t have to skip treatment to have food on the table, childcare during treatments, transportation to appointments, or a roof over their heads.

In addition, signature Healing Baskets are filled with items such as a teddy bear, soothing hand lotion and herbal tea. Healing Baskets are given free of charge to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at all Swedish Campuses which include First Hill, Cherry Hill, Edmonds, and Issaquah, as well as the Swedish Cancer Institute affiliate at Highline Hospital in Burien.

Other awards were presented by Swedish to John L. Petersen M.D. and Saul Rivkin M.D., Martin S. Siegel M.D., Anne and Wayne Gittinger.

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Senator Patty Murray Awards Christine Smith

Senator Patty Murray Presents Golden Tennis Shoe Award to Northwest Hope & Healing Founder Christine Smith

Golden Tennis Shoe AwardSenator Patty Murray, along with Senator Barbara Boxer honored Christine Smith at the annual Golden Tennis Shoe awards luncheon on Thursday April 4th at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. Christine was selected to receive the 2007 Golden Tennis Show for her continued support of breast cancer patients, survivors, advocates, as well as her positive influence and support of those touched by the disease.

Christine Smith One of 25 Yoplait Champions

Yoplait, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and SELF Magazine announce they have selected Christine Smith, Founder of Northwest Hope and Healing, as one of 25 Yoplait Champions for 2006.

Christine was selected for clearly demonstrating her strong and sustained commitment to the breast cancer cause and continues to impact others’ lives in the community, after beating breast cancer in 2000. Christine started a remarkable organization called Northwest Hope and Healing and shows how personal tragedy can be turned into something positive.

Yoplait Christine Meets NancyYoplait Christine AwardShown at left: Christine meets Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and presents a Longaberger Healing Basket.

Shown at right: Christine accepts her award.

Alki Beach 5k Run & Walk

AlkiBeach 5k-2

Great Route. Gorgeous Waterfront.

And a Genuinely Good Cause.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
8:00 am registration • 9:00 am run start time

Starting at the Alki Bathhouse on Alki Beach
2700 Alki Avenue SW, West Seattle

Join us for Northwest Hope & Healing’s biggest annual fundraiser, and help raise money to provide immediate financial assistance to local women who are undergoing treatment for breast or gynecologic cancer at Swedish Cancer Institute.

The Alki Beach 5k features a gorgeous, flat, and fast 5k course, fully timed and support. The event is open to runners, walkers, strollers, and friendly leashed dogs alike. Each participant receives a technical shirt that you will want to wear over and over! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers and top fundraisers.

Grab some friends and family, create a team, and come join us!

Suggested Minimum Pledge: $100 per person

Although fundraising is not required, we urge you to gather donations to help local cancer patients. Last year this event raised more than $75,000 in financial aid for women with breast and gynecological cancer. This year, the need is even greater, and with your help, we’re hoping to DOUBLE the proceeds from last year.

It’s easy… ask ten friends to donate $10; make a $50 donation and have your employer donate; hold a garage sale and donate the proceeds, and you’ll have $100 before you know it. But don’t stop there! All donations are welcome, and the sky is the limit. So many people in our community have experienced cancer or cared for someone with cancer that they will be grateful for the chance to help if you just ask!

Full details and registration available at alkibeach5k.com