Costco Co-Founder and Boyhood Friend Give $50 Million for Precision Medicine at UW

Costco Co-Founder and Boyhood Friend Give $50 Million for Precision Medicine at UW

Costco co-founder Jeff Brotman and Dan Baty met as kids and remained lifelong friends. Before Brotman’s death, the two businessmen decided to share some of their wealth and pursue a common interest in health care. The result is a $50 million gift to create the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine and pursue one of the most sought-after and elusive goals in science: Treatments tailored to individual patients. The institute will be a collaboration between UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s, and will work to translate cutting-edge research into improved diagnosis and therapy.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. Join Seattle Children’s bold initiative – It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s – to transform children’s health for generations to come.

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