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Fred Hutch gave me my life back

Jim Godfrey, owner and CEO of Chateau Retirement Communities

Photo by Bo Jungmayer / Fred Hutch

In the early 1990s Jim Godfrey was healthy and playing soccer in an A-league with Fred Hutch researchers Drs. Fred Appelbaum and Phil Greenberg. When Godfrey was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin follicular lymphoma in 1998, he called Appelbaum directly to start treatment at the Hutch. After a few rounds of unsuccessful chemotherapy, Godfrey received a stem cell transplant in 2001 under the care of Dr. Ollie Press. He’s been cancer-free ever since. 

“Our family company’s mission is to help our residents live happier, healthier and longer lives. I’m grateful that Fred Hutch gave that to me, and we are now showing our support with an impactful gift.” 

Chateau Retirement Communities is a member of the President’s Circle, a distinguished group of individuals and corporations that give $10,000 or more annually to speed the development of lifesaving innovation at Fred Hutch. 

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