Generosity in Action: A Special September Celebration at Seattle Children’s Building Cure

Seattle Children’s Research Institute: Building Cure/ Photograph: Paul Dudley

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, Building Cure was lit up in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

As part of the celebration, Seattle Children’s Foundation and Guild Association hosted an event at the space to recognize and thank donors who support pediatric cancer care and research. It was also an opportunity for supporters to meet, engage, and hear updates from Seattle Children’s cancer leaders on the care and research progress we have made, and plans for the upcoming year.

“We are excited to light up Building Cure this year in honor of September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Dr. Michael Jensen, Vice President, Seattle Children’s Therapeutics, and Chief Therapeutics Officer. “We’re among a small handful of institutions at the forefront of developing, testing and refining cell therapies for children. In our initial studies, these therapies have shown great promise against leukemia and severe immune disorders. September is a time to celebrate the progress we have made, while encouraging future investments in cell therapies to take us to the next step, which is to find cures.”

“Out of the billions of dollars set aside for cancer research, approximately 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget goes to childhood cancer,” said Dr. Mignon Loh, Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy, Seattle Children’s. “At Seattle Children’s, we are fortunate to have a dedicated team of clinicians and researchers who work tirelessly to advance our care and our understanding of pediatric cancers, with the ultimate goal to provide hope, care and cures for all children.”