Climb to Fight Cancer

Climb a mountain. Save a life.

You don’t need a medical degree to help cure cancer. A pair of crampons works just fine.

Stand Above the Clouds

Since 1997, outdoor enthusiasts have joined together to ascend some of the world’s most breathtaking mountains in honor or memory of loved ones diagnosed with cancer. Climbers have enjoyed the thrill of standing above the clouds while raising awareness and vital funds for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

More than 1,200 climbers have raised $12 million for leading-edge research at Fred Hutch. Their support has fueled some of the most innovative cancer and infectious disease research in the world.

Beginning in 2023, aspiring climbers can support Fred Hutch through a self-directed platform. Visit Fundraise for Fred Hutch to learn more.

Climb for Fred Hutch

Are you ready for a new adventure? Set your challenge and climb for Fred Hutch! Whether you want to climb Mt. Rainier or take a local hike, Fundraise for Fred Hutch makes it easy for your friends and family to donate directly to your climb online. You can customize your page and share why you’re climbing to support our mission. There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum to use the Fundraise for Fred Hutch platform; participants who use professional mountain climbing services will work with those firms directly. 

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What Your Dollars Support

At Fred Hutch, we're driven by the urgency of our patients, the hope of our community, and our passion for discovery to pursue scientific breakthroughs and healthier lives for every person in every community. From our groundbreaking work in bone marrow transplantation for once-incurable blood cancers to research that paved the way for the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine, we are driving unprecedented advances that bring hope and healing to patients and their loved ones.

But turning innovative ideas into lifesaving therapies requires more than highly creative and committed scientists. It requires a community of supporters like you. The path from lab to clinic to patient impact is bolstered at every step by private funding. Your contributions are essential to speed scientific progress and bring innovative treatments to patients faster.

The research you make possible by supporting Fred Hutch leads directly to revolutionary discoveries, radically better treatments, and better lives in Seattle and around the world.

Read more about the latest breakthroughs at Fred Hutch.

Last Modified, September 27, 2022