Mama Blue, one of the most recognizable Seahawks fans in the Pacific Northwest, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Patti Hammond, nicknamed “Mama Blue”, is 89-years-old and has been leading the cheers for the Seahawks since the team’s inception back in 1976. Mama Blue, a retired hairdresser, has been a season ticket holder since game one. She is witty, feisty and one of the most passionate 12s around. She’s often seen in the front row of the south end zone of CenturyLink Field high-fiving and cheering Seahawks players and coaches before every game. She has been featured in countless television programs, news articles and photos. She was one of the first fans inducted into the Fan Hall of Fame in 1999 and was a key voice in keeping the Seahawks in Seattle when previous owner, Ken Behring, threatened to move them to Los Angeles in 1995. Mama Blue even has her own Lego-sized action figure.
After Mama Blue lost her husband in 2008, an anonymous donor stepped in to pay for Mama Blue’s tickets to make sure she is at every game.
Mama Blue now faces the biggest battle of her life. The good news is that the doctors caught the cancer early, so it is small and treatable. The bad news is that she lives on a meager income. She has Medicare, but her out of pocket costs are quickly adding up and her fight is just beginning. There will be many more medical expenses to come.
Fanz 4 Good, a local non-profit organization founded by die-hard Seahawks fans, Mark Collins, Sarah Bryan and yours truly, has established the Mama Blue Fund to help cover some of Mama Blue’s expenses in her cancer battle. Their goal is to raise $25,000 for Mama Blue. At the time of the writing of this article, more than $15,000 has been raised thanks to the generous support of caring fans.
If you would like to support Mama Blue, please visit https://www.fanz4good.com. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the money raised will go to help this Original 12 and #1 Seahawks Fan.
Thank you for your generosity! Go Hawks!!!