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Updated: Jun 22, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Talking Rain Named 2019 Presenting Sponsor for Austen Everett Foundation.


Seattle, Wash.- The Austen Everett Foundation is proud to announce Talking Rain as the Presenting Sponsor for 2019.  For the past three years Talking Rain, and its Sparkling Ice division, have been strong supporters of Austen Everett Foundation’s mission to empower the cancer-fight of local children.  The decision to join together for a Presenting Sponsor partnership showcases the dedication to our local strength, as well as national growth.  Talking Rain’s investment in Austen Everett Foundation will directly empower the fight of 30 kids battling cancer, around the nation.

The Austen Everett Foundation is a Seattle-based non-profit that empowers kids in their fight against cancer through the strength and support of athletic teams.  Each child they empower receives a unique Honorary Team Captain experience with a local professional or collegiate team, with the goal of encouraging and strengthening their fight.

According to the National Institute of Health, increased community support and engagement can improve medication adherence, shorten hospital stays and increase survival rates for children in treatment for cancer.  Honorary Team Captain events do just that by bringing a pediatric cancer warrior together with their favorite team or player, and by bolstering them with the cheers of that community’s sports fans.

The Austen Everett Foundation has been working to positively impact the fight of children in Seattle and around the country since 2011.  Named after its founder, Austen Everett Foundation sees a direct link between the fight to excel in sports and the fight against cancer.  Austen Everett, a nationally ranked goalie, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma while playing for the University of Miami.  Returning to the field shortly after completing chemotherapy, and with a beautiful bald head, Austen recognized the strength of her fight was due in part to the qualities she had developed as an athlete, as well as the support she received from her teammates.  Understanding the intensity of a cancer fight, she founded the Austen Everett Foundation to make sure that every child could benefit from the same type of community.

Since it’s founding, the Austen Everett Foundation has empowered the fight of over 700 kids in the United States, partnering with over 60 professional and collegiate athletic teams in nine cities.  Austen’s mother, June Leahy, continues to spread Austen’s vision around the country as Executive Director.

“There is no struggle too great, no hardship to be avoided, no effort to be wasted, when one works to win the battle against cancer”. – Austen Everett

About Talking Rain® Waters

An iconic brand in the Seattle-area for more than 30 years, Talking Rain is a Washington-based beverage company situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Talking Rain Sparkling and Still Waters offer pure refreshment with a hint of flavor that capture the essence of the Pacific Northwest and the rejuvenating powers of the region’s mountain mists. Live Northwest. Drink Northwest.

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