Hutch Award Luncheon Planning Committee

Honoring the Late Fred Hutchinson and Supporting Cures

The Seattle-based Hutch Award Luncheon Planning Committee oversees efforts to raise vital funds for cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center through the annual Hutch Award Luncheon.

The Hutch Award was created in 1965 in honor of the late Fred Hutchinson, the courageous and inspirational former Major League Baseball player and manager who died of cancer at the age of 45. The Hutch Award is presented annually to a Major League Baseball player who exemplifies the spirit and perseverance of the legendary Fred Hutchinson. The luncheon has raised more than $7.1 million over 20 years to support vital cancer research.

The Hutch Award Luncheon group
Members of the Hutch Award Luncheon Planning Committee


Committee members are passionate about Fred Hutch and the baseball legacy of our namesake, Fred Hutchinson. The committee’s focus is to solicit corporate sponsorships, strategize regarding audience development, and help shape the annual fundraising event.


Committee members attend monthly lunch hour meetings on the Fred Hutch campus.

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