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Community - November 28, 2012

Company gives to cancer research

The founder of glassybaby, a company that makes hand-blown glass votives and donates a portion of its profits to helping cancer patients, will be making a stop in Woodside on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Lee Rhodes will be selling her colorful candleholders from 4 to 8 p.m. at Emily Joubert Home & Garden, 3036 Woodside Road. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward the Canary Foundation, a local nonprofit focused on cancer early-detection research.

Ms. Rhodes remembers the healing power she felt after lighting the glass votive her then husband made for her when she was stricken with lung cancer. She went on to start glassybaby in Seattle.

Close to a decade later there are now stores in Seattle and New York, and the company claims to have donated a million dollars to various cancer charities.

— Kate Daly