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When you invest in Swedish, you make innovative health care possible. Read how your generosity brings stories of hope, healing and wellness to our community today, and in the future. 

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Swedish Cancer Institute
Matt
The gift of time

More time. That’s all Matt Gardner and his wife, Eimear, could hope for.

Diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer just days...

Greatest Need
Mac
The ultimate gift

Mac Chavarria is a typical baby boomer. He lives life to the fullest … and he’s one of the 2.4 million Americans born between 1945...

Swedish Cancer Institute
Northwest Hope & Healing
A community rallying around women with cancer

Cancer is challenging enough on its own. For patients struggling to pay everyday expenses while balancing the cost of their medical...

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
Dick Nelms and Bob Minto
Philanthropy allows us to imagine, to grow, to inspire.

Dick Nelms is 97 years old. And his newfound friend Bob Minto is 95 years old.

They only met recently for the first time and...

Greatest Need
GM Nameplate
Protection for caregivers with a personal touch

Like you, Brad Root heard the stories: nurses and doctors, desperate for face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE)...

Swedish Cancer Institute
Bonnie
You make stories like Bonnie’s possible

“I never realized I could be a victim of cancer,” says Bonnie. I didn’t realize I would be one of the statistics.”

Going...

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
Jody
I want to be president of the Swedish Fan Club!

In her own words …

My name is Jody Engle and I work at Swedish First Hill where I am the Administrative Assistant...

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
Herb
Heart-healthy cheerleaders for Swedish

Herb Schoenfeld’s life has centered primarily on furniture, healthy living and his faith. Growing up in Seattle, he loved hearing...