Friday, January 20, 2012

An event you won't want to miss

Top chefs from area restaurants will create an exciting Culinary Journey at our Dinner Auction on February 16. Foods from around the world will be prepared by chefs from from Trellis, Daniel's BroilerMonsoon East, Tallant House and more.

In addition, our list of exciting auction items is growing. We recently received a wonderful donation of a week's stay for up to 14 people at Wapato Point at beautiful Lake Chelan from July 26 to August 2, 2012. You'll have an open view to the east, a deck/patio with table and chairs and a barbecue.

Plan to attend our auction and bid on this summer get-away, as well as other great items. Seating is limited, so register soon!

The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth

"I am so glad that I am feeling better and no longer suffering from the pain that debilitated me in the past. I can now go back to my everyday duties and responsibilities without suffering from tooth ache."

While those of us with dental coverage often dread dental work, our clients are often relieved and wait with anticipation for their appointments. Since April 2010, a dental van from Medical Teams International (MTI) has visited us 13 times and provided dental care to 50 women.

The van is a dental office on wheels and is staffed by rotating teams of dental professionals. The dentist, the dental hygienist and the dental assistant all donate their time.

Each visit from the dental van costs $800. MTI raises funds for half of that, and works with us to cover the other half.

"Many of the homeless women coming into the shelter have experienced trauma to their teeth for any number of reasons, including myself. I couldn't believe they were actually going to work on my teeth and repair them until I actually felt the drill pressure."

Your donations help us to continue to provide visits from the dental van.

Win a 7-Day Cruise for two!

For only $25, you can purchase a raffle ticket that gives you a chance to win a 7-day cruise for two on Holland America lines. You do not have to be present to win, so you can buy tickets even if you don't plan to attend our Culinary Journey Dinner and Auction. Contact Kathy at The Sophia Way ( or 425-463-6285, ext. 111) to purchase raffle tickets.

Thank you for your support!

The Sophia Way