Seattle Storm to host “Storm Out Cancer Night” presented by the Swedish Cancer Institute


The Storm Foundation will donate $ 20,000 to the Swedish Cancer Institute Patient Support Fund and help promote early detection and prevention of cancer

SEAT – The Seattle Storm will host “Storm Out Cancer Night ”presented by the Swedish Cancer Institute on July 11, at 3 p.m. PT, as the team take on the Phoenix Mercury at Angel Of The Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. for their final game before the WNBA Olympic break. the Storm Foundation will donate $ 20,000 to Patient support at the Swedish Cancer Institute Funds to help fight cancer while the health care provider promotes early detection in the arena.

“We are very proud to support the incredible, innovative and life-saving work of our long-standing Swedish partners and the Swedish Cancer Institute,” said Alisha Valavanis, President and CEO of Seattle Storm.

The Swedish Cancer Institute’s Patient Support Fund provides patients and their families with financial support for a range of items and services, including utility bills, wheelchairs and walkers, the rent and mortgage assistance, skilled nursing and home care. Food banks, clothing banks, patient transportation and comfort therapy for palliative care patients are also part of this program.

The storm will honor Dr Sara Jo Grethlein, the establishment Executive director, who will also accept the check for $ 20,000 alongside Swedish CEO Dr Guy Hudson during the first trimester. Additionally, representatives from the Cancer Institute will be in the arena handing out flyers and giveaways to educate and encourage fans about early detection of cancer at a time when people have stopped seeking preventive care for. the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored to present ‘Storm Out Cancer’ this year with our incredible partner, the Seattle Storm,” said Dr Sara Jo Grethlein, Executive Medical Director of the Swedish Cancer Institute. “Talking about the importance of screening and early detection of cancer has never been so urgent. You can safely return to hospital and clinics and return to preventive care. We have security protocols in place and our teams are ready to support the community. “

It’s the sixth year, the franchise has partnered with Swedish to promote cancer awareness. In previous seasons, the franchise has auctioned off items worn by the game at breast health awareness nights, with the auction proceeds also benefiting the Patient Relief Fund. To date, the Storm and its fans have raised over $ 100,000 for the Swedish Cancer Institute. In 2021, Storm fans can continue to help by donating to the institution here.

The Storm currently sit atop the WNBA standings and will have the chance to improve their 15-4 record with back-to-back games against the Phoenix Mercury today at 6 p.m. PT, at the Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, and Sunday, July 9, at 3 p.m. at the Angel Of The Winds Arena, in Everett, Wash.

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