Project Stella

Project Stella

Kickstart cures for children with leukemia

Fred Hutch’s Project Stella strives to find cures for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Join us in New York for conversation, cocktails, and the chance to power lifesaving science at Fred Hutch.  

Event Details

Join us February 6!

At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, we’re committed to finding cures for every cancer and every patient. Through a special initiative called Project Stella, our scientists are working to develop new targeted therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) — the deadliest of all pediatric cancers.

Two top leukemia researchers from Fred Hutch, Drs. Fred Appelbaum and Soheil Meshinchi, will be in New York on February 6 to reflect on Project Stella's successes and share what's on the horizon. Join us for conversation and cocktails and to help support our efforts to defeat pediatric AML. You will leave knowing why cures really do start at Fred Hutch.

Thursday, February 06, 2020
Start Time:
5:30 p.m.
Host or Sponsor:
Fred Hutch
Manhattan, New York

Host Committee

  • The Novotny Family 
  • Bronwyn and Josh Charlton
  • Samantha and Duncan Levin
  • Carryn McLaughlin 
  • Jennifer and Steve Pinkos 
  • Danielle and Sean Reardon 
  • Adriane and Kevin Sherman
  • Meira and Clint Uhlir 
Stella Novotny

Stella Novotny: The inspiration behind Project Stella

Project Stella is named for Stella Novotny, an unforgettable little girl who lost her life to AML weeks after her fourth birthday. Stella was a natural-born performer who made life her stage. Whether she was dressing up as a superhero, dancing to Lady Gaga, or running around with her brother, George, she brought a larger-than-life spirit to everything she did. After Stella's passing, her parents, Casey Kriedman Novotny and Jed Novotny, were compelled to change the outcome for other children and families facing AML — and that's how Fred Hutch's Project Stella was born.

Last Modified, October 28, 2019