Honor a Physician or Nurse

Nurses and support staff in the Breast Cancer area of the South Lake Union clinic

Every person’s cancer is unique. So is their experience.

If you or a loved one has been treated for cancer, you may wish to take action — to honor your experience, help others, express solidarity or celebrate a milestone. If you have received exceptional care from a doctor or nurse, you may want to give in gratitude. Whatever your motivation, supporting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is a powerful way to get involved, and we are grateful for your dedication. You can give by making a direct gift or by fundraising for an area of your choosing. Below, we’ll help you get started.

Make a Gift to Fred Hutch

Making a donation in honor of a physician or nurse at Fred Hutch or UW Medicine is powerful, meaningful and easy to do. After your donation is made, we will notify your honoree with a beautiful and personalized tribute card. When you give, you partner with your care team and with Fred Hutch’s clinicians, researchers, and staff to advance research and care. Your gift has an impact today — and for those who may experience cancer in the future.

A cancer survivor and friend viewed from behind

Fundraise for Fred Hutch

You can also set up a personal fundraiser and activate your community to support a specific person or program at Fred Hutch OR our areas of greatest need. For example, you might choose to raise money for a physician, nurse, researcher or disease area (such as lung or breast cancer), focus on the Fred Hutch Patient and Family Assistance Fund or our Palliative Care and Spiritual Health programs, or support our patient and family housing services, which provide families with a comfortable and convenient place to stay during treatment. Every dollar makes a difference!

Your Gift Matters

No matter how you give, your support will help others. It will drive urgently needed advances in research and care. Fuel innovative new projects. And unlock additional support from private and federal sources.


Other Ways to Take Action

In addition to supporting research and care, we invite you to consider: 

Please email us or call 206.667.4399 to find out more. Your contribution helps Fred Hutch improve lives. We are grateful for your support.

A clinician talks with a patient at Fred Hutch's Issaquah clinic

"When I was in treatment, so many people asked, ‘What can we do?’ Because of the bubble we were in, there wasn’t a lot of help that we could accept. Then we posted our [fundraiser] and people started donating. People that we didn't even realize were thinking about us. Friends from my daughter's school. My coworkers. Friends and family. That’s so special."

— Randy B.