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Luke Timmerman

Curing cancer one mountain at a time.

Biotech journalist Luke Timmerman and Team Everest Base Camp seek to raise $1 million for cancer research at Fred Hutch.

Congratulations Team Timmerman!

On April 4, 2022, Seattle writer and entrepreneur Luke Timmerman, along with executives and investors from the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, reached Everest Base Camp at 17,598 feet (5,364 meters). Team Everest Base Camp has rasied $1.3 million for lifesaving resaerch at Fred Hutch.

Hear directly from the team about their experience by listening to their final cybercast from April 4 here, and view photos from their journey here.

Team Timmerman at Everest Base Camp

To make a donation, click on the name of the climber you want to support below. If you would rather mail in a donation, please send your gift to the address below. Be sure to include the name of the climber you are donating to. For stock donations or bank transfer instructions, please email

Fred Hutch
ATTN: Climb to Fight Cancer
1100 Fairview Ave. N., Mail Stop J5-200
Seattle, WA 98109

Meet the Team

  • Luke Timmerman, founder and editor, Timmerman Report (team captain)
  • Nimesh Shah, managing director, K2 HealthVentures
  • Jennifer Adair, associate professor, Clinical Research and Fleischauer Family Endowed Chair in Gene Therapy Translation, Fred Hutch
  • David Hoffman, intellectual property attorney, Stealth Biotech Co
  • Leslie Williams, co-founder, president and CEO, hc Bioscience
  • Evonne Sepsis, founder and managing director, ESC Advisors
  • Olivier Madec, global head of M&A and venture investments, Servier
  • Ric Anderson, EVP and COO, Washington Holdings and Hutch Board member
  • Sam Blackman, co-founder and chief medical officer, Day One Biopharmaceuticals
  • Pam Tenaerts, chief scientific officer, Medable
  • Jodie Morrison, venture partner, Atlas Venture
  • Aleena Arakaki, postdoctoral researcher, Fred Hutch 
  • Regina Salvat, principal, Sofinnova Investments
  • Karuppiah Kannan, senior director, global oncology program leader, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • Grace Huber, student, biomedical engineering, Duke University
  • Jeff Huber, founding CEO, Grail
  • Bharatt Chowrira, president and chief business & strategy officer, PureTech Health
  • Sabah Oney, venture partner, Arch Venture Partners
  • Ben Hindson, CSO and co-founder, 10X Genomics, honorary climber

Team Everest Base Camp: If you haven’t yet received your fundraising toolkit, please contact Lisa Carlson at or 206.667.1398.

Team Everest Base Camp Sponsors

Survivor Sponsors

Base Camp Sponsors

Foundation Medicine
K2 HealthVentures logo
parexel logo
Simcha Therapeutics

Trailhead Sponsors