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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Receives $710.5 Million Gift to Accelerate Cancer and Infectious Disease Research

By October 17, 2022No Comments

The Bezos family has committed $710.5 million over the next decade to accelerate Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s multifaceted approach to scientific discovery. The gift supports the organization’s efforts to dramatically accelerate the pace and breadth of medical breakthroughs in cancer and infectious disease by tapping the full potential of today’s science. Organizational leaders expect these efforts to require $3 billion in philanthropic support over the next decade and believe this gift will inspire additional donor support.

This is the second transformational donor commitment made to Fred Hutch in the past two months; a gift of $78 million from Stuart and Molly Sloan was announced in September. Both gifts follow the recent merger that united Fred Hutch — a top scientific research center — with clinical care partner Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Fred Hutch, an independent organization, now serves as UW Medicine’s cancer program.