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Shop and dine to help fund women’s cancer research at Fred Hutch

Annual event at University Village now includes exclusive dining specials

Shop to Make a Difference

Photo credit: Fred Hutch file

SEATTLE – Feb. 25, 2014 – Shop & Dine to Make a Difference, now in its 11th year, lets shoppers and diners score deals at University Village while helping support women’s cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The fundraising event, to be held March 21-23, allows customers to purchase a Cure Card for $30 and save 20 percent at more than 60 participating University Village shops and restaurants.

In addition, several restaurants will be offering exclusive specials for Cure Card purchasers for the first time. Dining specials include $5 Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac and Cheese at Liam’s, a specialty beer tasting at Eureka, and free appetizers or desserts available with purchase at many restaurants including Din Tai Fung, JOEY Kitchen, Elemental Pizza, Piatti Ristorante and others.

Last year’s event raised more than $53,000 for Fred Hutch. Cure Cards can be purchased online in advance or at University Village’s Center Court during the event.

All proceeds from card sales benefit lifesaving research on breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.

Participating for the first time this year are American Eagle, Calypso St. Barth, Hot Mama, Starbucks Coffee and Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar. Other participating merchants include Anthropologie, Aritzia, Eileen Fisher, Madewell, Pottery Barn Kids, Restoration Hardware, Storables, The Land of Nod and many more.

For more information, please visit www.fredhutch.org/uvillage

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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Private contributions are essential for enabling Fred Hutch scientists to explore novel research opportunities that lead to important medical breakthroughs. For more information visit www.fredhutch.org or follow Fred Hutch on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

About University Village

Located just north of downtown Seattle, University Village is an open-air lifestyle shopping center which offers a unique formula of locally owned boutiques and signature national retailers. University Village is a regional destination for home furnishings, popular fashions and unique gift items with a distinct collection of restaurants and eateries. For more information, visit www.uvillage.com or follow University Village on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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