Northwest Hope & Healing provides immediate financial assistance to local women undergoing breast or gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute who are struggling to meet their basic needs.
What We Do
Studies show that cancer can be financially devastating to women and their families. Our financial grants pay for necessities such as food, utilities, and childcare so that women in our community can focus on healing. Our signature Healing Boxes are distributed to newly diagnosed women to show them that they are not alone.
We have built a strong, inclusive community of patients and survivors through our annual Fashion Show Fundraiser, which is our opportunity to showcase the resilience, beauty, and strength of the women that we have the privilege to support.
In 2020, we…
- Fulfilled our commitment to women with breast and gynecologic cancers with a $170,000 contribution to the Patient Assistance Fund
- Supported 200 women with grants and gift cards, 72 of whom are living with Stage IV Cancer.
- Provided additional grants of $750 to patients in need
- Celebrated two decades as an organization with a virtual gala and auction, where we came together to raise over $200,000. If you weren’t able to attend, you can watch the full recording here!
The state of Washington has the highest rate of breast cancer in the country. 4,000 of our sisters, daughters, mothers, wives and grandmothers are diagnosed each year in this state.
Since its inception in 2000, Northwest Hope & Healing has provided over 10,000 Healing Gift Boxes to newly diagnosed breast or gynecological cancer patients, and raised close to $2,000,000, which has assisted over 2,500 patients and their families in financial need—right here in our community.
Grants Provided: $2,000,000
Gift Boxes Given: 10,000
Patients Helped: 2,500 and counting
Northwest Hope and Healing is a 509(a)(3) Supporting Organization of Swedish Cancer Institute; our EIN number is 20-0799737. All donations are fully tax-deductible.