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Annual Valentine's Day Remembrance Includes Madison Valley Businesses

Image: Bailey-Boushay House Valentine's Day BalloonsSEATTLE - (Feb. 13, 2012) — Bailey-Boushay House will display and distribute more than 800 heart-shaped red balloons this Valentine's Day as a remembrance for the more than 5,000 clients it has served since the skilled nursing facility opened its doors to people living with HIV/AIDS in 1992.

This year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Bailey-Boushay House's opening, volunteers will deliver balloons to about 25 businesses in Madison Valley. Each balloon will have a card attached that reads, "Happy Valentine's Day from the clients, residents and staff at Bailey-Boushay House on the occasion of our 20th Anniversary."

"The balloon display has become an annual tradition," said Brian Knowles, executive director of Bailey-Boushay House. "These balloons provide a means for us to remember every face and every story of our clients on this day dedicated to love. We are also excited that our neighbor businesses here in Madison Valley have joined us in our remembrance this year by displaying the balloons."

Volunteers will distribute the balloons to the businesses beginning at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

About Bailey-Boushay House
Bailey-Boushay House, opened in 1992, is America's first skilled nursing facility planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. The nationally-recognized facility provides care for people living with HIV/AIDS and other complex, life-threatening diseases promoting their health, well-being and functional independence. Bailey-Boushay is operated by Virginia Mason Medical Center. For more information, visit Bailey-Boushay.org or Facebook/BaileyBoushay.

Bailey-Boushay House
2720 East Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-5300

For Media Inquiries, Contact:
John Gillespie
(206) 341-1509 (office)
(206) 402-2822 (mobile)
john.gillespie@vmmc.org

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