This picture features ‘goodness‘ and ‘peace,’ two great names and two great colors. ‘goodness’ is our newest giving color. Ten percent from the sale of each ‘goodness’ is donated to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
10% from the sale of each ‘jane’s caramel’ will be donated to the
University of Washington School of Nursing
glassybaby took its light to the UW School of Nursing’s annual Nurses Recognition Banquet on May 8that Benaroya Hall. The banquet honors our community’s outstanding nurses and nurse leaders. Heartfelt congratulations to all of the honorees. If anyone deserves our recognition and appreciation, it is the nurses that tirelessly combine compassion and purpose to positively impact the lives of others.
10% from the sale of each ‘cabo’ will be donated to
Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
When Jeff and Carin Towne welcomed their first child, Benjamin Ward, into the world in the summer of 2005, they were overjoyed. In the preciousness of their new baby lay the hope and wonder and limitless possibilities exemplified in a new life. Ben grew into a fiercely determined, passionate, loving little boy. Nothing could have prepared the family for Ben’s diagnosis of stage-4 high risk neuroblastoma shortly after his second birthday. Ben underwent an intense course of treatment that included chemotherapy, surgery, stem cell transplant, radiation, anti-body therapy and more. Ben was in remission in July of 2008, only to relapse catastrophically in October. He died on December 30, 2008.
It’s hard to imagine anything more difficult than losing a child to cancer. Many parents, if faced with these circumstances, would have wanted to leave the realm of cancer and cancer treatment far behind them. Jeff and Carin chose to channel their heartbreak and loss into something to help others. They established Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Foundation to fund world-class research that will ultimately change the way childhood cancers are treated. In the words of Carin Towne, “We will be a voice for pediatric cancer research — a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves.” I think I know where Ben’s determination, passion and love came from. Until there is a cure, please join us in the fight to end childhood cancer. To purchase ‘cabo’, click here.
10% from the sale of each ‘goodness’ will be donated
to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
glassybaby is pleased to announce a new glassybaby color that gives back to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). The vision behind SCCA, founded in 2001, was to turn cancer patients into cancer survivors by bringing together the research and treatment of doctors and scientists from three renowned institutions: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s.
You might say we are tickled pink about the choice of color and its new moniker: a beautiful, light pink named ‘goodness’. My friends and family will readily attest to my love of all things pink. I think it started with the fluffy clouds of cotton candy, riding high atop a white paper cone that were a rare and treasured treat of childhood. Many years later, pink is my go-to color for clothing, lipstick, running shoes, stationery and even ice cream. When I’m literally “in the pink”, I’m feeling uplifted and ready to take on the world. Join me in supporting a great color for a great cause. To purchase ‘goodness’, click here.
glassybaby will donate to Stand Up To Cancer 10% of the purchase
price from the sale of each ‘shine’ from now through July 1, 2014.
This Is Where The End Of Cancer Begins.
That’s the promise and the premise behind Stand Up To Cancer, a charity launched in 2008 by the Entertainment Industry Foundation, whose goal is to raise funds to accelerate the groundbreaking research necessary to end cancer. We are proud to announce a new glassybaby that gives back to Stand Up To Cancer: ‘shine’. In addition to our single giving color, we also have a ‘stand up’ set: ‘shine’, ‘joy’ and ‘taxi’. We greatly admire Stand Up To Cancer’s mission to end cancer and save lives. To purchase ‘shine’, click here. To purchase the ‘stand up’ set, click here.
Jennifer Kelly and her band members light glassybaby before every show
We all have those certain things that just make us feel better when we’re down. Whether it’s a childhood blanket, a cup of hot tea, a favorite movie or, my newest addition, glassybaby. Relaxation is rare in times of stress or worry, but the light from a glassybaby, or several, has really helped soothe me recently and I know I’m not alone.
Not too long ago, Jennifer Kelly came into our Madrona store and connected with Andrea, one of our sales associates. She ended up telling Andrea the story of her personal battle with breast cancer and how glassybaby has been a comfort. Andrea was so touched by Jennifer’s story that she shared it with us and we wanted you to hear her story too. In Andrea’s words:
“Before she got cancer, her passion was singing; however cancer changed her life and she was no longer able to sing like she used to. So she started writing music. Now that she is cancer-free and fully recovered, she is debuting her new album that she wrote. While she was writing her new album, she gifted glassybaby to her band members. The band decided as a whole that they wanted to bring their glassybaby to each show. Their production manager built little, special stands for each member’s baby. So before each show, they all light their glassybaby, gather around, take a moment and then enter the stage.”
We got in contact with Jennifer shortly after hearing her amazing story and she was kind enough to send us this spectacular photo of ‘happiness’ atop her amp. Enjoy!
continue reading The Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Medical Center is supported by members of the community and Swedish employees. The oncology social work team at Swedish uses this fund in special cases where money is needed to meet non-medical needs and expenses of Swedish patients and their families. Last year, over $200,000 was distributed to benefit patients and families in need of non-medical support. This fund has recently helped cancer patients in the following ways: * Provided continuing piano lessons for a patient’s child who was unable to afford lessons due to costs of treatment. * Provided airfare to a patient’s young son who ultimately would go and live with his grandmother. * Provided financial support for back to school supplies and clothes to children of cancer patients. * Provided assistance with rent, utilities, groceries and childcare expenses. * Provided funds for parking at and transportation to Swedish Medical Center.
The Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Swedish Medical Center is supported by members of the community and Swedish employees. The oncology social work team at Swedish uses this fund in special cases where money is needed to meet non-medical needs and expenses of Swedish patients and their families. Last year, over $200,000 was distributed to benefit patients and families in need of non-medical support.
This fund has recently helped cancer patients in the following ways:
* Provided continuing piano lessons for a patient’s child who was unable to afford lessons due to costs of treatment.
* Provided airfare to a patient’s young son who ultimately would go and live with his grandmother.
* Provided financial support for back to school supplies and clothes to children of cancer patients.
* Provided assistance with rent, utilities, groceries and childcare expenses.
* Provided funds for parking at and transportation to Swedish Medical Center.