Feel Good Friday: Neighbors Respond to Fires, Cancer Study a Go, and Women to Watch

Photo courtesy Carmen Palmer, City of Sumner.

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Neighbors Near Sumner Fire Step Up 

The fires in the Sumner and Bonney Lake areas have destroyed a handful of homes and have forced hundreds of people to evacuate in the past week. However, volunteers from the communities have been helping their neighbors and first responders in many ways — including providing meals. Pictured is a group from Sumner Police and Central Pierce Fire enjoying lunch at Sumner High School. Lunch was provided by the cooks at C. Davis Texas BBQ. Other restaurants like Chick-fil-A and Gordon Family Trucking have also stepped up. Superintendent Dr. Laurie Dent tweeted, “… This type of selfless generosity is what makes SBLSD a great place. We appreciate you!”

Below is a list of some of the contributors who are giving back. This list keeps growing.

  • Caliber Collision
  • Duck Delivery
  • Starbucks
  • McDonalds
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Office Depot
  • Fred Meyer
  • Sparkling Ice
  • Sound Credit Union
  • KFC
  • Calvary Community Church
  • Countless Community Members
  • Mountain View Chiropractic
  • Countless drop off donations of Food, Water & Basic Necessities
    55+ Individual Cash Donations

Study to Look at the Effects of COVID-19 on Cancer Care

The Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund has selected the MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation and Spokane’s Community Cancer Fund (CCF), in partnership with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to undertake a statewide data project to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care, with particular emphasis on low-income groups and underrepresented minorities.

The project, which is set to begin in September, will be a collaboration between MultiCare, CCF, and the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR). It will ultimately result in a rich, statewide COVID-19 and Cancer Research Data Repository, with information on care, outcomes, and experiences for cancer patients in Washington state during the COVID-19 pandemic, to inform future cancer research. Read more here.

Get Cotton Candy

The Washington State Fair in Puyallup is canceled this year, but you can still get your favorite fair foods through their special drive-thru fair food to-go event. Every weekend in September drive in to pick up Krusty Pups, fiesta corn, turkey legs, caramel apples, cotton candy, Fisher scones, and more. You might see some cute barnyard animals on the route, too. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and payment is credit or debit only. See the full vendor list and map at thefair.com.

Eat Al Fresco in Downtown Tacoma

Savor the end of summer: Downtown Tacoma Partnership has launched its Eighth Street Eatery, an outdoor dining food court. The Eighth Street Eatery, located between Pacific Avenue and Court A on Eighth Street, will run every Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. while the weather lasts. For a list of participating restaurants and more information click here.

Join Us for Women to Watch

On Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., grab a glass of wine and go somewhere quiet to join us for our annual Women to Watch virtual event. Meet other inspiring, empowering women, and check out fashion from The Bellevue Collection. You might even win prizes! A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Washington Women in Need, a nonprofit that offers career mentoring and scholarships to women so they can achieve their career goals. Read more about the event and get your tickets here. You deserve a night “out” with the girls.

Happy Birthday!

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