Seattle Children’s Launches $1 Billion Campaign With Plans to Build New Immunotherapy Research Center
Seattle Children’s is kickstarting the biggest campaign in its 110-year history. The campaign is called It Starts With Yes and aims to raise $1 billion to expand the hospital’s capacity and also fuel new research into treatments for deadly and devastating childhood diseases. As part of that initiative, the organization unveiled plans to build a new 540,000 square foot immunotherapy research center in downtown Seattle, called Building Cure. The center will focus on researching immunotherapy treatments for a huge variety of diseases, including cancer, diabetes and HIV. “Kids need us now more than ever,” said Seattle Children’s chief executive officer Dr. Jeff Sperring. “Together, we can envision a day where we can say yes to hope, care and cure for every child. Until that day comes, our work is not done. We need to go big.”
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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