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An affiliate of Compassion & Choices
Mountain Reflection

We support those facing the end of life
and advocate for the right to a peaceful, humane death.

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Tuesday, May 6 is the day you can GiveBIG to Compassion & Choices of Washington through The Seattle Foundation’s annual online giving event.


Click here to donate on May 6 between midnight and midnight. Each donation will [...]   button_greenOnGrey_read_more    


We assist people with all aspects of end-of-life decision making as they face incurable and terminal illness, pain, and suffering.

We provide free end-of-life counseling and client support services statewide to qualified patients who desire a peaceful, humane death.

We encourage advance planning and set a new standard in Washington for advance planning documents with our Compassion & Choices of Washington Advance Directive.

We promote the use of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) for those with serious illnesses. We provide these and many other documents at no cost.

We created and played a key role in leading the coalition that passed Initiative 1000 (the Washington Death With Dignity Act) into law in November, 2008 with nearly 60 percent of the popular vote. We now steward, protect, and uphold the law.

While we believe meaningful reform must include legalization of aid in dying for qualified, terminally ill adults, we do not suggest, encourage, or promote suicide or euthanasia. We do advocate for better pain management, patient-directed end-of-life care, and expanded choice for the terminally ill.

There is never a fee for our services.

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new logoOnce again this year Compassion & Choices of Washington is participating in The Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG online charitable giving event. Only on Tuesday, May 6 between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) – click here to donate to Compassion & Choices of Washington.


The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG event inspires people to give generously to nonprofits in our region. Each donation will receive a prorated portion of The Seattle Foundation’s matching funds (or “stretch” pool). The more we raise that day, the more Compassion & Choices of Washington will receive from the “stretch” pool!

As long as you have an internet connection (or access to the internet on your mobile phone), you can participate! The Seattle Foundation will “stretch” all donations up to $5,000 per donor.

Great news! A group of Compassion & Choices of Washington donors has offered a second match. All gifts made through GiveBIG will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. That means your gift will be stretched and matched.

Thank you for making it possible for us to provide the information, support, and advocacy needed to ensure the right to a peaceful, humane death.

Please spread the word about these great opportunities by forwarding this message to your friends. And please remember to GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 6.


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