Monday, April 24, 2017

Tag Archives: do-gooders

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Local Heroes: The Evening of Hope Gala
Honoring local do-gooders like the Bartell family at a “Denim to Diamonds” downtown bash. With the New Year—and the political climate increasingly disconcerting—there seems no better time to celebrate those among us who make do-gooding missions a regular practice. In 1996, The Seattle Hotel Association created the “Evening of Hope” gala to showcase those who make a difference in the community. Over the past 19 years, proceeds (totaling more than $5.6 million) have benefited dozens of local charities by leveraging the collective strength of 58 downtown member hotels. (more…)
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Courtesy Special Olympics Washington
Local Heroes: Special Olympics Washington + Kirby Winfield
Creating a level playing field for all. If ever we’re feeling down about the affairs of the world, it helps to look toward the do-gooders who carry an optimism that affects us, too. We can’t help it; it’s contagious. We recently caught up with one such local—Kirby Winfield, Auction Chair and Board Chair Elect for Special Olympics Washington. (more…)
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Courtesy Seattle Mariners
Local Heroes: G1ve a Buck Fund
A local nonprofit strives to help cure childhood cancer. When cancer rocked the lives of Gail Lopez’s family, she decided to take action by starting G1ve a Buck Fund, an incredible nonprofit that raises awareness and much-needed funds for childhood cancer research. Somehow, current research is outdated by 20-plus years, and this organization aims to fight every hurdle to help save the lives of little superheroes near and far. (more…)
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