It has now been a week since our benefit 2013 and we are still buzzing (perhaps that is from the caffeine too)! I thought it would be fun for you to see where the 1100 people who filled the ballroom were from. Thank you to everyone who traveled near and far to be with us!
Ann Arbor, MI
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Sherman Oaks, CA
Arlington, Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Beaux Arts, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Brier, Burlington, Carnation, Chelan, Clinton, Coupeville, Des Moines, Duvall, Edmonds, Ellensburg, Everett, Fall City, Gig Harbor, Granite Falls, Graveview, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kennewick, Kent, Kirkland, Lacey, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lake Tapps Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Medina, Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Newcastle, Olympia, Pacific, Poulsbo, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Richland, Sammamish, Seattle, Shoreline, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Spokane, Tacoma, Woodinville, Woodway and Yarrow Point!
Additionally, some “shall remain anonymous” donation card awards were given out by our team for the following:
Best origami folding job
Most creative email address
Furthest from your correct zip code
Social security number instead of credit card
Most indecisive on giving amount (hope you guys worked it out!)
Most personal/sweetest donation card
Most illegible handwriting
Best check earmark comment
Finally, to the person who wrote, “I wish it could be more”…don’t we all? But all of us together are making a huge difference. In fact on Friday we raised $686,365 towards our mission! Which means in 2013 – because of the incredible efforts and generosity of our supporters throughout the year – we have the absolute joy of writing a check to the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research for ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!