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Annual Cocktail Party


Right here in Washington, we are creating the nation’s most progressive and innovative solutions to protect families and the environment from toxics. It takes champions and supporters like you to make it possible!

Please join us to say “cheers” to our supporters, to 2018’s groundbreaking victories, and to our Environmental Health Champion Award recipients Whidbey Water Keepers and Senator Sharon Nelson. Come celebrate with the Toxic-Free Future community and enjoy great company, seasonal hors d’oeuvres, and craft cocktails. Bring friends and join the fun!

Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 6:00-8:00pm

Swedish Cultural Center

1920 Dexter Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

$75.00 per person


Presenting our 2018 Environmental Health Champions

Dr. Steven Swanson and the Whidbey Water Keepers

When firefighting practices by the military on Whidbey Island led to PFAS-contaminated drinking water for a number of families, the Whidbey Water Keepers jumped into action. This team of citizen activists worked to raise the issue through local information sessions, demanded drinking water get tested, and advocated for the fire fighting foam bill to ensure that all communities on Whidbey and beyond have access to safe drinking water. The Whidbey Water Keepers continue to push for drinking water standards and the phase out of PFAS chemicals. Dr. Stephen Swanson turned a personal experience with PFAS-contaminated drinking water into powerful advocacy for safe drinking water for his family, his neighbors, and the whole state. Dr. Swanson has worked with reporters, spoken with the Navy on Whidbey Island, helped Toxic-Free Future compile drinking water results, and testified before the Department of Ecology and the State Legislature. Dr. Swanson has become a driving force for how Washington addresses the issue of PFAS chemicals. Toxic-Free Future honors these community activists for demanding transparency and action.

Senator Sharon Nelson

Toxic-Free Future honors Washington State Senator Sharon Nelson for her commitment to protecting children’s health and the environment from harmful chemicals. For more than a decade in the legislature, Senator Nelson fought for strong protections for clean water, clean air and a healthy Washington. She worked tirelessly for over 5 years to get the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act adopted in 2016, which stopped the use of certain toxic flame retardants in children’s products and furniture. In 2018, she was instrumental in her role as Senate Majority Leader in ensuring Washington was the first in the nation to ban dangerous chemicals (PFAS) in food packaging and firefighting foam. We thank Senator Nelson for all of her dedication and incredible work on many issues including the right of children to be toxic-free.


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Directions and Parking

Driving: Coming from either the north or south on I-5, take the Mercer St. exit (Exit 167) toward Aquarium/Seattle Center. Turn onto Mercer Street. Travel 0.6 mile. Turn right onto Dexter Ave. N. Travel 0.8 mile to 1920 Dexter Ave. N. on the right.

Bus Route: The Route 62 local bus route will drop you off directly in front of the Swedish Club. Also, Route 5 and the E Line “Rapid Ride” buses stop at the Queen Anne exit on Aurora Avenue, a short walk from the Swedish Club. See Route 62 Time Schedule or The Metro Trip Planner for the best connecting routes.

Parking: Free parking is available in the SCC’s two adjacent lots (off Dexter and off Newton) from 5:00pm on. There is an additional parking lot across Dexter Avenue. Payment is required there on weekdays until 6:00pm and is free after 6:00pm.


Please contact Ellie Humphries at [email protected] or call 206-632-1545 extension 117.