Research with a Mission
Each year Seattle Women’s chooses a non-profit organization to be the recipient of the bi-annual donations.Research with a Mission is a giving initiative designed to support charitable organizations. Through this program, Seattle Women’s will make an anonymous donation on behalf of each volunteer who participates in a clinical research study with us.
This year’s recipient of Research with a Mission is the ALYN Hospital – Pediatric & Adolescent Rehabilitation Center
ALYN is a world-class pediatric rehabilitation center located in Jerusalem that is dedicated to the rehabilitation of infants, children and adolescents who suffer from physical disabilities. Founded in 1932, ALYN is one of the world’s leading specialists in pediatric rehabilitation, with the mission of helping each child reach their highest possible levels of mobility and independence. Their holistic, multi-disciplinary rehab center acts as a temporary home to both inpatients and outpatients. They treat over 3,500 children as inpatients and over 25,000 as outpatients every year.
At ALYN every child receives their incredible care regardless of where they come from or ability to pay. ALYN is a private, nonprofit facility and treats all patients, regardless of religious belief, nationality or ethnic background.
The previous recipient of Research with a Mission was the UW Women’s Center’s Program on Human Trafficking. Their mission is to help eradicate the trade of human beings, as well as gather data to support education, influence policy, and increase public awareness around human trafficking issues.
Other beneficiaries of this program have been V-Day, the Fistula Foundation and Mama Maria Clinics.
“It is our hope that volunteers will not only be encouraged by the donation, but will also come to understand that taking part in research can provide women with a unique opportunity to contribute to better ways to maintain good health and treat disorders.”
– Dr. Kroll