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

Storm Foundation to present $20,000 check to Providence Swedish Patience Assistance Fund

SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm today announced its seventh annual Storm Out Cancer Night presented by Providence Swedish on July 17 as the team hosts the Indiana Fever at 3 p.m. PT one last time this season at Climate Pledge Arena. As part of the initiative, the Storm Foundation has pledged to present a $20,000 check to the Providence Swedish Cancer Institute’s Patient Assistance Fund during the game.

“Storm Out Cancer Night is a special night for the Storm. The night really amplifies our partnership with Providence Swedish and the collaboration centered around health and wellness for our team and our communities.” said Alisha Valavanis, Storm President and CEO. “We are so grateful for the Providence Swedish Cancer Institute and their extraordinary work to support and save lives.”

Providence Swedish Cancer Institute’s Patient Assistance Fund provides patients and their families with financial support towards an array of items and services including utility bills, rent and mortgage assistance, wheelchairs and walkers, and skilled nursing and home care.

Dr. Guy Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Providence Swedish, is slated to receive the $20,000 check alongside his colleagues Dr. Steven Stanos, Executive Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Performance Medicine, and Dr. Michaela Tsai, Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Program. In addition, representatives from the Providence Swedish Cancer Institute will be at the arena giving away clear stadium bags to the first 3,000 fans and handing out flyers to educate and encourage fans on early cancer screening.

“We’re honored to present ‘Storm Out Cancer’ this year with our incredible partner, the Seattle Storm,” said Dr. Tsai, medical oncologist and hematologist with Providence Swedish Cancer Institute. “The time has never been more urgent to talk about the importance of cancer screening and early detection. It is safe to come back to the hospital and clinics, and to get back to preventative care.” 

This year marks the seventh time the Storm partners with Providence Swedish to promote Storm Out Cancer Night. To date, team, ownership group, front office and fans have raised over $120,000 through auctions and direct donations.

Tickets for the Storm Out Cancer Night on July 17 versus Indiana Fever and the other three remaining Storm home games are still available. For more information visit http://stormbasketball.com or call 206-217-WNBA (9622).

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