Fundraising efforts continue for injured Redmond High graduate

Donations are being collected for two community-centered fundraising drives to help pay medical bills for Chanel Cogan. Eighteen-year-old Cogan, a June graduate of Redmond High School (RHS), has been hospitalized since July 31 when she fell 100 feet from a cliff while on a camping trip near Kachess Lake. She suffered numerous serious injuries in the hiking accident.

Chanel Cogan

Donations are being collected for two community-centered fundraising drives to help pay medical bills for Chanel Cogan.

Eighteen-year-old Cogan, a June graduate of Redmond High School (RHS), has been hospitalized since July 31 when she fell 100 feet from a cliff while on a camping trip near Kachess Lake. She suffered numerous serious injuries in the hiking accident.

• A multi-family garage sale will take place at and near 16713 NE 87th St. in Redmond from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Kids’ clothes, bikes and furniture are among items already collected for the sale. A bake sale will also be featured. To offer donations, contact Pam Tschumi at pam.tschumi@gmail.com.

• A Saturday, Oct. 2 hockey game pitting the University of Washington Huskies against the Washington State Cougars will feature a number of raffle items including four tickets to any Seattle Thunderbirds game in October or November, a beginner’s package for the Mt. Baker ski area (lift ticket, rental and day pass), a “learn to row with Lake Union Crew” prize and Mariners tickets.

David Schulman, a 2007 RHS graduate and friend of the Cogan family, is organizing the raffle and seeking more donations. Tax deductions are a possibility but certain conditions apply. For details, contact Schulman at dschul@uw.edu.

In a previous Redmond Reporter story about the hockey game, which will be played at the Olympic View Ice Arena in Mountlake Terrace,

Schulman explained that the UW Club Hockey team is a “pay-to-play” sports organization and that a portion of ticket proceeds from the game would be donated on Chanel’s behalf.

Since then, Schulman talked with his teammates and learned that the club is willing to donate all proceeds from tickets sales for Chanel, after expenses (roughly $500 for ice time and referees) are covered, which usually entails selling 150-200 tickets.

The arena holds up to 1,000 people and Schulman hopes to pack in fans of both the Huskies and Cougs and other community members who want to show their support for Chanel and her family.

If the response is sufficient, another raffle for Cogan might also be held at the UW vs. Oregon hockey game on Oct. 23.

• Yet another way to show your support is to make a donation to the Chanel Cogan fund at any Bank of America branch.

• A Caring Bridge Web site posting updates on Chanel’s progress and messages of encouragement can be viewed at www.caringbridge.org/visit/chanelcogan.

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