Funding will support tobacco cessation for people throughout Washington state
SEATTLE, WA—The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe donated $1.4 million to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) on Wednesday, September 26. The donation will support smoking prevention and cessation efforts for natives and non-natives living in Washington State.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe’s donation will support Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s work to promote long-term health for youth and adults. The funds will specifically be used for:
- Tobacco cessation
- Nicotine replacement therapy
- Informative education and resources
- Early cancer detection and prevention.
According to the American Cancer Society, 21 million deaths have occurred in the United States due to tobacco since 1964. The Tribe’s donation will support SCCA’s goal to expand opportunities for early intervention to avoid future cancer diagnoses.
“Helping others in our community is one of the Snoqualmie Tribe’s core values, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have the ability and opportunity to support Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with the great work they do,” said Robert M. de los Angeles, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman, “Our Tribal leaders and Tribal Members are excited about this opportunity to contribute to the work the Alliance is doing on smoking prevention and cessation, and we look forward to continuing to work with them for years to come.”
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Known as the People of the Moon, Snoqualmie were signatories to the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855. Snoqualmie Tribal enterprises provide over 1,700 jobs, and the Tribe has donated more than $8 million to nonprofit organizations in Washington State since 2010. For more information visit snoqualmietribe.us.