Providence Swedish and the WNBA's Seattle Storm partner to Storm Out Cancer

The Storm Foundation presented a $20,000 check to the Providence Swedish Cancer Institute's Patient Assistance Fund.

For the eighth year in a row, Providence Swedish and the WNBA's Seattle Storm have joined forces in the fight against cancer. On Aug. 18 at Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena on their home court, the Storm hosted the annual Storm Out Cancer night presented by Providence Swedish.  

Storm Out Cancer is a special partnership between the Storm and Providence Swedish supporting the Providence Swedish Cancer Institute's Patient Assistance Fund. Because going through cancer treatment can challenge every area of life in often-unexpected ways, the fund supports patients and their families with financial assistance to help with things like utility bills, rent and mortgage payments, medical devices and skilled nursing care. The Storm Foundation presented a $20,000 check to Providence Swedish leaders in support of the fund and its work with Providence Swedish patients.   

This year's Storm Out Cancer night also honored the legacy of Storm Center Simone Edwards, who died of ovarian cancer earlier this year. Edwards helped lead the team to its first WNBA championship in 2004.

“We’re proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the Seattle Storm and excited to mark our eighth year hosting Storm Out Cancer Night,” shared Dr. Sara Jo Grethlein, Executive Medical Director of the Providence Swedish Cancer Institute. “We’re grateful for their support of important services like the Patient Assistance Fund to help ease the way of our cancer patients.”

Learn more about the Storm's work in local communities here

About Providence Swedish

Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

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