History

Andrea KauffmanThe breadth of MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Washington Cancer Institute’s services and its quality of care make it one of the most innovative and progressive cancer centers in the U.S.

Because of this, Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is proud to allocate all proceeds from the Race to Beat Cancer 5K to benefit cancer research the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

In March 2017, Four Seasons presented a check for $164,000 to MedStar Washington Hospital Center (press release). One hundred percent of the funds were raised through the combined efforts of the 2016 Drive Four the Cure and the Race to Beat Cancer 5K events.

The event is held in honor of Andrea Kauffman, a former Four Seasons employee who lost her battle with cancer on November 4, 2010. She is our inspiration, and her memory lives on as we continue to search for a cure. By participating in Race to Beat Cancer 5K, you can help us in our quest to end cancer and improve the quality of life for those who continue their battle.