Pocket Full of Hope

Pocket Full of Hope - Curing cancer with science, nature and vision

Pocket Full of Hope

Thank You!

Thank you to all you attended and supported Pocket Full of Hope. With your help, gross proceeds of more than $482,000 were raised to support Dr. Jim Olson, his team and Optides research at Fred Hutch.

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When your job involves caring for kids with brain cancer, you want to walk into every room with hope in your pocket. With Dr. Jim Olson, hope isn’t a vague sense of optimism – it’s a powerful force that drives innovation, discoveries and progress. His experiences caring for children fighting for their lives – and their families – drive him to extremes of creativity and efficiency.

Fortunately, Dr. Olson has got more than hope going for him. He has assembled a crackerjack team, and together they are uniting vision and scientific acumen to unleash the power found in disease-fighting compounds from the natural world. Aided by their cutting-edge technological advances, this team is working to deliver a whole new class of powerful medications created from the natural defenses that already exist in everything from scorpions to violets to potatoes.


Friday, May 30, 2014


6 p.m.
Drinks and food
Researcher Rumble: Head-to-head competitions in scientific storytelling

7:30 p.m.
Dessert and informal discussion


Thomas Building, Fred Hutch Campus
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$75 guest ticket


Dressy casual


Anne Croco
Lisa Dingwall
Caroline Egan
Heather Franklin
Mike Jackson and Christy Martin
Ben Slivka and Lisa Wissner-Slivka
Jim Towne


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