Friday, October 5, 2012

Martha Harris loses long struggle with cancer

Columnist Patti Payne reported in the Puget Sound Business Journal online this evening that Martha E. Harris, owner of Madison Park's Martha E. Harris Flowers and Gifts, has died.  Harris, who founded her eponymous business in her garage 30 years ago, later opened a shop in the University Village, moving it to Madison Park in the following decade.  She has been an important business leader, advocate for animal rights and pet adoption, and--for the last nine years--a courageous fighter against cancer.  She was honored this summer with an event at the Sunset Club, which raised $185,000 in her name for the Swedish Medical Center.

Patti Payne's story can be found here.  She reports that there will be a memorial service for Martha Harris next Friday at 1 pm at the Seattle Children's Theatre.

Saturday Update:  There is a complete obituary of Martha Harris on the Seattle Times' website here.

[Photo by Patti Payne, PSBJ.]

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