Seattle Children’s Receives $50M Gift for Pediatric Cancer Research


Seattle Children’s received a $50 million donation from the William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation, marking a significant contribution towards pediatric cancer research, especially childhood leukemia.

The funding supports innovative cell and gene therapy development, and the Research Institute building will be renamed in honor of B. Wayne Hughes. With over $100 million in total donations from the foundation, Seattle Children’s aims to advance treatments for pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia, aligning with its commitment to reducing childhood cancer’s impact.

“We are deeply grateful for the William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation and the Hughes family’s incredible generosity that will enable our talented teams to continue to expand their groundbreaking work,” said Jeff Sperring, Seattle Children’s CEO in the company’s press release.