Patient Profile - Bretton.
Unfortunately, in the spring of 2016, as he began a typical hockey season, Bretton began to experience pain and swelling in the previously injured right ankle. An appointment was scheduled with the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team at Seattle Children’s Hospital. An MRI of the ankle was ordered in hopes of expediting Bretton’s return to the ice for hockey season. Doctors initially suspected a bone infection, but a bone biopsy two days later provided devastating news. Bretton was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the heel of his right foot. Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone cancer that most often occurs in children and young adults.
Contribute to the SFOT Silent Auction
A special feature ahead of this year’s Seattle Festival of Trees (SFOT) is the Silent Auction Registry List! Many supporters have already chosen auction items to add to baskets that will be featured for sale at a number of events throughout the celebration.
The Registry List makes it easy for patrons and supporters to donate items via a gift registry. Supporters are asked to follow these easy steps:
This is an early and special way to show your support for the Seattle Festival of Trees! Many thanks to all who have participated and donated to this great cause!
Get Your Tree Today!
A total of 23 designer trees have been created for this year’s Seattle Festival of Trees (SFOT) by the talented members of the SFOT Guild. All of these gorgeous trees will be available for viewing from November 17 - December 2 in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. While the trees are already available for purchase online, they are going fast! Early tree purchasers through September include:
On Sunday, November 18, at the annual SFOT Celebration, one beautiful designer tree, Christmas Cheer, will be raffled. The tree will be delivered to the winner's home or business on Monday, December 3. Raffle tickets are priced at $10, and purchasers need not be present to win. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit research at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The annual Seattle Festival of Trees (SFOT) provides a great opportunity for individuals and corporations to support this event’s primary goals: to raise funds for the hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund (allowing all families to receive care despite their ability to pay) and to raise funds for the hospital’s Autism Center. We thank the following individuals and corporations who have already made monetary commitments at the following levels:
PLATINUM LEVEL ($20,000)
Go to our sponsor page to learn how to become a sponsor and support this beautiful, annual fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Seattle Festival of Trees Event Update
We are just TWO MONTHS AWAY from a treasured Seattle celebration! The SEATTLE FESTIVAL OF TREES, one of the city’s most spectacular holiday events, is held each November at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. DON’T MISS OUT!
DINNER AND AUCTION
Saturday, November 17
5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Purchase tickets here
Storytellers, caroling, Santa photos, and Silent Auction.
Sunday, November 18
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
TEDDY BEAR SUITE AND GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Friday, November 23 – Wednesday, December 26 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Special Opening the The Teddy Bear Suite at the Celebration: Nov 18, 1 - 4 pm for the enjoyment of our Celebration guests.
Your support of this event helps Seattle Children’s Hospital provide the best health care possible to every family, regardless of their ability to pay, and also provides funding to the hospital’s Autism Center.