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Providence Hospice of Seattle hosts 15th annual Pediatric Luncheon

August 06, 2014

Luncheon will benefit seriously ill and grieving children served by Providence Hospice of Seattle


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Seattle, WA – Father Stephen Sundborg, S.J., president of Seattle University, will be the keynote speaker at Providence Hospice of Seattle's 15th annual Pediatric Luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

Since becoming president of Seattle University, Father Sundborg has been strongly committed to promoting social justice and actively supports programs that encourage students, faculty, and staff to make a difference, whether in the local community or developing countries.

KING-5 TV news anchor Dennis Bounds will emcee the luncheon. Proceeds will benefit Providence Hospice of Seattle’s children's hospice and palliative care program and children's grief support program.

"Thousands of grieving and terminally ill children in King County have benefitted from care over the last 14 years because of this lunch," said Gary Crum, director of the Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation. "I know this year’s event will continue this important legacy.”

Doors open for the event at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins promptly at noon at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, in Seattle. Participants will not be charged for lunch, but a $150 donation is requested. Funds raised will be used to help seriously ill and grieving children get the care they deserve, regardless of their financial circumstances.

To register for the event, contact Jill Perry at jill.perry@providence.org or 206-749-7956.

About Providence Hospice of Seattle: Founded in 1975, Providence Hospice of Seattle is a recognized leader in the community for providing innovative services and compassionate end-of-life care for adults and children living with life-limiting illness throughout King County. The trained and dedicated staff offer medical expertise, emotional and spiritual support, and promote informed choices, comfort, management of symptoms, and quality of life. Hospice services are provided wherever the patient resides. Community grief support services for adults and children are also available. More information is available at www.providence.org/hospiceofseattle.

About Father Stephen Sundborg: Father Sundborg, S.J., became president of Seattle University in July 1997. He leads a comprehensive, independent university of more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students and 1,000 faculty and staff members. Since becoming president, Father Sundborg's key objectives have been to encourage student-centered education, enhance academic excellence, and develop resources to support a growing student population. Father Sundborg is strongly committed to promoting social justice and actively supports programs that encourage students, faculty, and staff to make a difference, whether in the local community or developing countries. Father Sundborg grew up in the Territory of Alaska. He entered the Jesuits in 1961 and was ordained a priest in Seattle in 1974.