Sponsored by Seattle's founders of the indie music scene, Sub Pop Records and KEXP, and hosted by local fan favorite, The Showbox, this unique event has raised more than $18 million for Uncompensated Care.
Acting In Harmony
Started by Pete and Brandy Nordstrom, both musicians, in 2012 after their infant son received life-saving treatment from the award-winning hospital, SMooCH and it's generous contributors have generated millions for uncompensated care.
Pete, Co-President of Nordstrom, Inc., was amazed by the quality of care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. He and his wife Brandy saw the need to raise funds and awareness for the hospital's uncompensated care program. Since its inception, SMooCH has attracted talented music acts such as The Head and the Heart, Allen Stone, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Iron and Wine, Father John Misty, Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, The Afghan Whigs, Mary Lambert, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Phantogram.
For the past several years Ethan Stowell has curated a group of Northwest chefs to personally serve VIP guests, including James Beard Award winner, Eduardo Jordan.
100% of all SMooCH proceeds go directly to help patients and their families.
In 2019 Seattle Children's provided more than $176 million in uncompensated care for patients and their families who needed it most. The generosity of the community helps make that happen. By contributing to uncompensated care, you allow parents to be at their child’s bedside in the hospital. You ease the financial burden of medical expenses for families throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. You help medical experts treat children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. It is because of you that Seattle Children’s is there for all families in medical crisis. Through our partnership with Seattle's founders of the indie music scene, Sub Pop Records and KEXP, and hosted by local fan favorite The Showbox, this unique event has raised more than $18 million for Uncompensated Care.
At Seattle Children’s, miracles happen every day. Because of you.