Pocket Full of Hope

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

Thank You!

Thank you to all who attended and supported Pocket Full of Hope. With your help, gross proceeds of more than $604,000 were raised to support Project Violet at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


When your job involves caring for kids with brain cancer, you want to walk into every room with hope in your pocket. Dr. Jim Olson and his crackerjack team bring this kind of optimism to their work each day. They combine their positive outlook, a passion for families affected by cancer and unparalleled scientific creativity to develop breakthrough treatments and cures for challenging diseases.

The Olson team is harnessing disease-fighting compounds that plants and animals use to stay healthy – and using these natural defenses to create a whole new class of powerful medications. These new therapies have the potential to treat and cure a range of difficult diseases, from brain cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

Come hear the team’s story, celebrate with them as they share their progress, and help keep their work efficiently moving for the patients who urgently need new answers.


Thursday, April 23, 2015


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

7:30 p.m.
Champagne, dessert and program


Arnold Building, Fred Hutch Campus
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$100 guest ticket


Dressy casual


Rhoda Altom and Cory Carlson
Yahn Bernier and Beth McCaw
Anne Croco
Caroline Egan
Katrina and Steve Fortney
Eric Hanson and Erin Cordry
Matt and Sarah Hipps
Carla and John Nichols
Dr. Adam and Amy Rinde
Ashish and Cammy Singh
Bob and Marianne Strum
Kellea and Jeff Taylor
Barbara and Richard Wortley