Out of the Ordinary

Out of the Ordinary is an extraordinary Garden Dance Party in three parts at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
Come celebrate Cancer Lifeline on the Eastside.

Tickets $50 per person

RSVP by July 24, 2019


  • 6:30-7 Wine and hors d’oeuvres
  • 7-7:30 Short Program featuring stories from our Eastside clients and partners
  • 7:30-8:30 Dancing!


Local wines, microbrews and an assortment of  Dry Soda round out a menu of healthy hors d’oeuvres.

From I-405, take the NE 8th Street exit and head east. Turn right on 120th Avenue. Go south approximately 1/2 mile to the stoplight at Main St. Turn left onto Main St. The Garden entrance is about three blocks up Main Street on the right.

Free parking is available in the Garden parking lot, immediately adjacent to the Visitor Center and the Garden. When parking in the Garden lot, please lock your vehicle and take all valuables with you.





In-Kind Sponsor Dry Soda




Friday the 13th of July was anything but spooky as nearly 80 friends, clients and supporters of Cancer Lifeline gathered at Bellevue Botanical Garden for the second annual Out of the Ordinary Event. With onsite gifts and a board and advisory board match, ticket sales and sponsorships, over $37,000 was raised in one night!

More importantly, Out of the Ordinary was a joyful event because we were able to connect with friends, patients and caregivers on the Eastside and talk about what we’re doing every day: providing education, emotional support and financial assistance to people affected by a cancer diagnosis. Since last year we’ve added Overlake Hospital and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Proton Therapy Center to our list of growing community partners which includes Evergreen Health, Valley Medical Center and Northwest Hospital, making Cancer Lifeline services more accessible than ever before.

With 80s covers by Ready, Steady, Go!, the evening featured greetings from Ivy Sager-Rosenthal, vice president of Cancer Lifeline’s board of directors, an update from Tricia Matteson, an oncology social worker at Swedish Cancer Institute in Issaquah and facilitator of the OHN Group and the Living with Cancer group at Evergreen, and a personal story from Mary Ellen Shands, Cancer Lifeline’s Clinical Program Manager.

Thanks to all who attended and who gave at the event. You are the heroes that individuals and families living with cancer need.