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Published on February 24, 2012

Overlake's Cancer consolidation project receives $26,000 donation 

Bellevue, Wash. – Overlake Hospital Foundation and Auxiliaries announced that Overlake Hospital Medical Center's Cancer Consolidation project received a $26,000 gift from the Elsie Barker Cancer Care Auxiliary. Overlake has made it a priority to remodel the current Cancer Center to consolidate its outpatient cancer services into one fully integrated center. The new facility will offer seamless, efficient and coordinated care and allow more opportunities for physicians to collaborate in person.

"Community support is critical support," said Molly Stearns, executive director of Overlake Hospital Foundation and Auxiliaries. "Any donation, whether it's from an individual, raised at a community event or coming as a result of a proposal to a local company or foundation, serves as an inspiration to our hospital staff as they work to provide medical excellence to each patient every day."

The $26,000 donation was raised through the Elsie Barker Cancer Care Auxiliary's local retail sales events and a special three-day fundraising event, Perfect Settings. The event was held in November at the Henredon & Schoener furniture store in Lincoln Square. It featured six local merchants who donated their table settings for raffles.

With this donation, the Foundation and Auxiliaries have now raised $278,570 for the new center, which is nearly 20-percent of the$1.35 million goal. The new Cancer Center will include a Cancer Resource Center, medical oncology services, radiation oncology services, a breast surgery clinic, tumor registry and centralized offices for the social workers and patient navigators who guide and support patients through every stage of their treatment.

"I chose the Elsie Barker Auxiliary to celebrate the role Overlake played in helping dear friends beat their cancer, said Lani Mobius, auxiliary member. "I also wanted to support the work Overlake does to improve their cancer care resources and facilities."

Overlake Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported regional medical center with a network of medical clinics throughout the Eastside. The hospital is licensed for 349 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women's programs, senior care, psychiatric services and it was the first Level III trauma service on the Eastside. Overlake also participates in a wide range of community outreach activities including health fairs, free health screening events, wellness classes and wellness publications. For more information, visit

Funds raised by Overlake Hospital Foundation and Auxiliaries support vital patient programs and further Overlake's mission of Medical excellence every day.™ In 2011, Overlake launched a campaign to establish a new Heart & Vascular Center, build a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), consolidate Cancer Center services and invest in leading-edge medical technologies and treatments to advance patient care. For more information or to donate, visit

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