Overlake Medical Center Auxiliaries
Auxiliary members are dedicated volunteers with a mission to support medical excellence at Overlake through community engagement and fundraising. Auxilians played a critical role in Overlake’s founding, and today, more than 160 committed advocates continue to provide tremendous support for Overlake.
Membership in the Auxiliaries is open to all community members who want to share their talents, meet new friends, have some fun and support Overlake. To find out more about the Auxiliaries, contact us by e-mail, attend an Auxiliary event or send in your Auxiliaries membership/dues form to get involved immediately - we'd love to have you!
There are a wide variety of events and activities that the Auxiliaries host throughout the year. Here is a listing of Auxiliary Teams, the service lines they support and some of their upcoming activities.
Each year, the Auxiliaries come together to host the Bandage Ball, their signature event and Overlake’s most anticipated and successful fundraiser. As Bellevue’s premier social event, it attracts hundreds of affluent, influential community leaders. Over the years, the Bandage Ball has raised millions of dollars to ensure that Overlake continues to advance its mission of Medical excellence every day.
New committee members are always welcome.
Cancer Center Auxiliary Team
Auxilians work together to supplement Cancer Center services including educational, emotional, and psychological support for patients and their families who are living with cancer. This Team will host the 13th Annual Tree of Hope candle lighting ceremony and reception on Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m. Proceeds support cancer services and patient assistance at Overlake.
Ed Fitzgerald Auxiliary Team
Each year Eastside residents look forward to this Team’s candy sale in November. The delicious chocolate-covered toffee sale raises funds for emergent hospital needs.
Elsie Barker Cancer Care Auxiliary Team
The Elsie Barker Team's mission is to strengthen those living with cancer by funding programs and equipment for the Cancer Center at Overlake.
Jill Wikstrom's Dreamcatchers Auxiliary Team
Dreamcatchers is comprised of nurses and staff from various hospital departments who grant dreams and wishes to Overlake employees in unique circumstances. They will host their annual Bake Sale on December 3rd, 2012 and a Tax Incentive Raffle on April 15th, 2013 to raise funds to help fellow Overlake employees facing challenging circumstances.
Roger Stark Cardiac & Stroke Auxiliary Team
This Team's mission to support the needs of Overlake’s cardiac and stroke patients comes straight from the heart. Their annual "Fashions from the Heart" fashion show, geranium sale and year-round bridge tournament help support Overlake's comprehensive cardiovascular services.
Sonja Potter Senior Care Auxiliary Team
The Sonja Potter Team comes together to support Overlake’s health services for seniors through community awareness and fundraising. This team honored the grass roots efforts of the original Auxilians by hosting a Garage Sale in August that raised $3,000 for senior care.
Touching Tiny Hearts
Touching Tiny Hearts is the only teen-run auxiliary at Overlake Medical Center. It is based out of Eastlake High School. In 2011, Touching Tiny Hearts raised funds for the new, expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which opened in November 2012. Touching Tiny Hearts continues to raise funds for the NICU through means of bake sales, car washes and community family fun nights.
If you would like to join the Auxiliary or even start your own Team, please contact us at 425-688-5526 or by e-mail.
Visit the Events page for a full list of upcoming Foundation and Auxiliary events.
Learn about supporting Overlake through planned giving.