The Cause

Washington, D.C. has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the country.

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Between 2008 and 2016, the District of Columbia ranked 6th highest in the nation for cancer deaths, third highest in the nation for colorectal cancer deaths, and first in the nation for deaths due to prostate, cervical, and breast cancers. 

Washington Cancer Institute (WCI) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) is a regional leader and national model for patient-focused cancer diagnosis and treatment that provides the highest quality, and latest medical advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. WCI delivers comprehensive, interdisciplinary care including surgical, radiation and medical oncology services, patient/family support services, cancer screening, education and clinical trials. 

WCI treats more cases of cancer than any other cancer institute in the region and is the largest outpatient cancer center in the District of Columbia, serving nearly 82,000 outpatient visits with about 3,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed annually. No matter what the barriers may be for a patient, WCI treats each individual and their family with high quality, compassionate care. 

All net proceeds from the 2018 Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Race to Beat Cancer 5K support cancer research programs at Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Tax identification number: 52-1272129. All eligible contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law. All gifts are non-refundable.