We are proud to announce that Beer and Bites had another record breaking annual event, raising more than $1,000,000 for the South Sound CARE Foundation!
Each and every one of us knows someone - a parent, a child, a friend, a colleague - who has suffered from cancer. Thankfully, more and more people are surviving cancer today. Many are right here in the South Puget Sound Region where Dr. Frank Senecal and the South Sound CARE Foundation provide research, clinical trials and new treatment options to care for and extend the lives of South Sound Cancer Patient's.
Raising more than $3.5 million over the past six years, Beer & Bites is a casual dinner and auction initially created by Gordon Rush and The Rush Companies. The sold out event has blossomed into a critical funding source for South Sound CARE. The sixth annual Beer & Bites was held on Saturday, October 5th at Narrows Brewing and Marina in Tacoma. This year Over 600 guests ate, drank, bid on donated auction items, and danced the night away at the Narrows Marina in Tacoma and raised over $1,000,000!
The Rush Companies helps underwrite the event to ensure that all funds raised 100% benefit the South Sound CARE Foundation. This year we were joined by 55 other sponsors totaling more than $273,0000! Additionally, over 50 Rush Employees and extended Rush Family members volunteered for days to ensure the evening was a huge success.
Get a glimpse of B&B 2019 with our Highlight Video!
South Sound CARE spares families hours of time sitting in traffic on the road to Seattle, or traveling out of state, and gives them the ability to live at home while they receive treatment. Dr. Senecal states that “Our community deserves access to the best treatments. The distance and inconvenience of travel when someone is getting intense treatment is exhausting. It is important to have leading edge trials available close to home. Our patients are living longer and better even when they have exhausted conventional therapies. We need to keep working to find good options. Research brings better treatments to the individual patient. We learn how to treat patients with more effective therapies…and we prove that those therapies are worthwhile.”
At Rush, we are extremely proud to support and give back in our local community. The importance of bringing treatment to patients in our own community is paramount. As Gordon Rush mentioned, "What CARE really does at a 40,000 foot level, is that it provides hope – and hope is essential for living life.”
The South Sound is our home, and we're proud to be a part of a company that makes an impact beyond our daily business projects, that encourages all of us to support the families that share this community with us. Thank you to all of our guests, donors, volunteers and sponsors for your support!