Our Commitment to Improving the Lives of People with Cancer
At Seattle Genetics, we have a passion for helping patients. That passion fuels the work we do every day to bring innovative and empowered new therapies to those in need. But that commitment doesn’t end with the delivery of improved treatment options to patients. We also believe that we have a responsibility to demonstrate our passion in the community and create a great work environment. So, we identify opportunities that inspire purposeful contribution from our company and our employees. We are proud of what we have given and the partnerships we have forged.
We're wearing red in honor of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and a brighter future for all touched by lymphoma.
Light The Night is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s nationwide fundraiser for programs that support individuals battling blood cancers. Our team has a long history of participating in this event, both in Seattle and all across the United States. Since 2008, we have raised raise nearly $500,000 for Light The Night.
Shoreline Community College’s Biotechnology Lab sparks new interest in STEM careers by opening its doors to high school students for week-long summer explorations of biotechnology. To encourage this next generation of scientists, we serve as a camp sponsor, participating in career panels and providing scholarships.
Obliteride is an annual cycling event that funds cancer research at Fred Hutch. Seattle Genetics is a sponsor of the weekend rides in August, and many of our employees take on routes ranging from 25 to 185 miles long to raise money and awareness.
For many years, our team has fundraised for children in need. We’ve organized food drives for more than 16,000 kids at emergency service centers in north and east King County during summer break. We also hold toy drives in the winter holiday season.
Seattle Genetics is one of many participants in the annual Life Sciences Research Weekend at Pacific Science Center. Funded by an NIH Science Education Partnership Award to Pacific Science Center, LSRW aims to provide fun, engaging science activities for individuals of all ages. Our employees have volunteered to introduce the topic of cancer treatment development to our community, helping 400+ kids construct an ADC out of foam balls, chenille stems, beads, and other craft materials.