Tutta Bella Host Swedish Medical Center Traveling Pink Chair in October

Seattle, Wash. —Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzerias are proud to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, by hosting a Swedish Medical Center True Family Women’s Cancer Center “Traveling Pink Chair” during the month of October.  All four of the restaurant’s locations will “Celebrate 25 Years of Awareness, Education and Empowerment” by placing a chair and informational poster in a prominent place as a way to inform the public about the new women’s cancer center that will open on Swedish’s First Hill Campus in 2012.

To generate new interest and an increased awareness for the soon-to-be True Family Women’s Cancer Center, Swedish has implemented the “Traveling Pink Chair” campaign in which a pink chair is placed in high-profile locations in the Greater Seattle area. Beginning its journey in February 2010, pink chairs have made appearances at Seattle-area venues including The Paramount, Seattle Art Museum, Center for Wooden Boats, Seattle Arts & Lectures series and Gene Juarez Salon.

“So many of us have had friends and family affected by women’s cancers,” says Joyce Morinaka, Director of Operations at Tutta Bella.   “It is an honor for our team to help Swedish in their efforts to bring all cancer doctors into one central location, raise consciousness and needed funds by hosting such an important symbol as the ’Traveling Pink Chair,’ especially during October with its focus on breast cancer, the fifth most common cause of cancer death.”

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzerias will be hosting a “Traveling Pink Chair” on the following dates at these locations:

  • Oct. 4-10     Tutta Bella Columbia City, 4918 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118.                                                                                                        General Manager: Brandon Hamlett, bhamlett@tuttabella.com
  • Oct. 11-17    Tutta Bella Stone Way, 4411 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA 98103.                                                                                                                                 General Manager: Jamie Sprott, jsprott@tuttabella.com
  • Oct. 18-24   Tutta Bella Westlake, 2200 Westlake Avenue, Suite 112, Seattle, WA 98121.                                                                                                        General Manager RC Jennings rjennings@tuttabella.com
  • Oct. 25-31   Tutta Bella Issaquah, 715 NW Gilman Boulevard, Issaquah, WA 98027.                                                                                                         General Manager: Kelli Phelan, kphelan@tuttabella.com

About Tutta Bella
Tutta Bella was the Northwest’s first Vera Pizza Napoletana (VPN) certified Neapolitan pizzeria and as such is held accountable to the Association’s high culinary standards.  In addition to pizza, menu items include calzone, antipasti, signature salads, soup, house-made desserts and gelato.  In true artisan fashion, Attibassi espresso is flown in weekly direct from Italy and prepared at the Neapolitan style espresso bar featuring a traditional lever-action Italian espresso machine made by Victoria Arduino. For more information, please visit

www.tuttabella.com

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About The True Family Women’s Cancer Center at Swedish Medical Center
Slated to open in 2012, the True Family Women’s Cancer Center will be the Pacific Northwest’s largest, most comprehensive center devoted to treating cancers that affect women.  The 24,000-square-foot center will be the hub for treatment programs for women’s cancers and will also address the unique physical, psychosocial and educational needs that women with cancer, and their families, experience as they go through treatment and survivorship. 

In addition to providing greater patient convenience and support, the center will increase the level of interaction and collaboration among specialists. With enhanced communication between providers, the focus will be on developing optimal treatment plans for each patient right from the time of diagnosis. For more information, please visit

www.swedish.org

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About Swedish Medical Center
Established in 1910, Swedish has grown over the last 100 years to become the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 8,500 employees, 3,000-physicians and 1,200-volunteers. It is comprised of four hospital campuses – First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard and Edmonds – a freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center in Issaquah, Swedish Visiting Nurse Services, and the Swedish Physician Division – a network of more than 40 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area. In fall 2009, Swedish broke ground on a new medical office building and hospital in the Issaquah Highlands, as well as an emergency department and medical office building in Ballard. More recently, Swedish announced plans to open freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center facilities in Mill Creek and Redmond. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit

www.swedish.org

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www.swedish100.org

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