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 over $13 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.

We are so grateful to the climbers and supporters who made our 2022 season a success. Please continue to check this page for updates on plans for 2024-2025. We also invite you to explore other opportunities to pursue your passion and inspire your community all while supporting our shared mission, including through Obliteride or by creating your own fundraiser

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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.