“Helping in Some Way”

Categories: Donor Stories
Carol Hawes

“Try to help in some way” was a passionate motto of the late Carol Hawes says her son John Hawes.

Carol Hawes was someone who “was serious about helping fight cancer.”  John  saw how cancer affected his mom’s friends and family and wanted to help especially after his dad, Ray, passed away at the EvergreenHealth Hospice Care Center several years ago.

“Mom was fair, compassionate, and understanding of most things – after all, she had 3 boys to raise.”  John acknowledged that she spent a lifetime working in the family business in Bothell, sacrificing a lot for their family, but she was also the kind of women who found a new energy in her retirement.

She got involved in the Red Hat Society with a wonderful group of women and volunteered on various projects with the Bothell Eagles.  “She always wanted to keep busy,” says John “whether it was crafting, knitting, water aerobics at the Y, or watching her beloved Sonics and Seahawks over the years.”

She was serious about helping her community as well.  In her estate plan she put into action her desire to “try to help in some way.” The EvergreenHealth Legacy Society at the Foundation will receive a significant gift to support the Halvorson Cancer Center and the Hospice Care Center.  “Mom loved Evergreen ~ from her doctors to the hospital staff ~everyone treated her so well so I am not surprised she wanted to help EvergreenHealth through her will.”

EvergreenHealth is grateful for the generosity of Carol Hawes and her family.