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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 can be 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.

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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Breaking Ground at Building Cure

On February 2, 2017, Seattle Children's Research Institute broke ground on Building Cure, a new research facility expected to open in 2019. During the event, 302 students, community members and staff successfully completed a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt for “Most people conducting a DNA isolation experiment simultaneously.”


The Promise of Building Cure

Building Cure will transform the lives of children for the better. It will expand the research institute campus to over 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.