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Science and Compassion Have a New Address

Building Cure imageTogether, we seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a place where childhood disease is cured.

Located at Stewart Street and Terry Avenue in downtown Seattle, Building Cure will expand the Seattle Children’s Research Institute campus to help us accomplish more life-changing research that transforms the lives of children and their families.

Building Cure will be dedicated to developing therapies for children with diseases such as cancer, type 1 diabetes and sickle cell anemia.

Building Cure will include:

  • Research labs where Seattle Children’s scientists will develop cures and better treatments for childhood cancer. One revolutionary technique they are studying is called immunotherapy, which reprograms a child's own immune system to fight cancer. Seattle Children’s immunotherapy research and clinical trials are producing remarkable results – and have already saved lives.
  • The “Cure Factory” facility, a state-of-the-art manufacturing center that translates laboratory discoveries into cell therapies for patients using immunotherapy and gene therapy.
  • The Science Discovery Lab, a teaching lab and classrooms for children and teens. Through Seattle Children’s science education programs, we’re inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) so they’ll become our researchers of the future.
  • Vibrant indoor and outdoor community spaces, including a café for anyone to use and a 225-seat auditorium for scientific dialogue.

Join Us for the Building Cure Groundbreaking Celebration on February 2 at 11 a.m.

Guinness World Records logoOn February 2, 2017, we’ll break ground for Building Cure with a lively ceremony that includes entertainment, delicious local food, interactive displays and activities. And don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of our GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt!

Help us set a record for the “Most people conducting a DNA isolation experiment simultaneously.” Hundreds of volunteers will isolate the DNA of a strawberry at the same time to demonstrate how some aspects of research will happen in Building Cure. RSVP today to attend the celebration and to participate in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS attempt – a scientific background isn’t required.

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: 1920 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98101


You Can Change the Future of Pediatric Medicine

Building Cure sweet face 2Groundbreaking therapies developed at Seattle Children’s over the last decade have put us on the cusp of bringing life-changing treatments to more children. We just need Building Cure – and you. With your help, we’ll have the space and tools we need to create lifesaving treatments for even more kids.

  • Donate online: Check “Other” and specify the Building Cure project.
  • Email us or call Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation for more information at 206-987-2153.

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The Promise of Building Cure

Building Cure will transform the lives of children for the better. It will expand the research institute campus to nearly 1 million square feet of space. A larger, more highly specialized facility will help us deliver transformational treatments to more children. This facility will give our scientists the cell therapy tools they need to revolutionize the way childhood diseases are treated.


Inspiring Tomorrow’s Scientists

Watch for a highlight of activities designed by the Science Education Department at Seattle Children’s to inspire future healthcare and STEM professionals.