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“When you see a child go through the pain of fighting cancer, you can’t help but to be inspired to do what you can to try and make a difference—so that no child, no person should have to suffer. Gregory was that inspiration for us, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with the Hutchinson Center to support this critical research, and increase awareness in the community about the importance of early detection.”

- Karen Moyer

“He’s my hero. I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Jamie.”

- Gregory Chaya,
namesake of The Gregory Fund, on Jamie Moyer

The Gregory Fund

In 2003, The Moyer Foundation created The Gregory Fund, a joint initiative to raise awareness and funds for early cancer-detection research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Gregory Fund supports research dedicated to developing new ways to diagnose cancer at its earliest — most treatable — stage.

Through the Foundation’s Catch a Cure for Cancer campaign, The Moyer Foundation has raised nearly $2 million to help support The Gregory Fund and early cancer-detection research. Catch a Cure for Cancer is a community-led campaign including many “grassroots” fundraising events and activities led by businesses, individuals, and supported by The Moyer Foundation.

The Inspiration Behind The Gregory Fund

The Gregory Fund was inspired by Gregory Chaya – a cancer patient Jamie and Karen Moyer met in 1993 in Baltimore, MD. At the time they met, young Gregory was just 2 years old and battling leukemia. Gregory had been “sent home” with little hope. Fortunately, Gregory’s parents found the world-renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle where Gregory received treatment and a life-saving transplant.

The Moyer’s remain close to Gregory and his family. Being a part of Gregory's struggle was a life-changing experience for both Jamie and Karen Moyer, inspiring them to name this special fund in honor of Gregory and his inspirational spirit and journey.

Gregory, still cancer-free and in remission today, often helps support and participate in the Foundation’s Catch a Cure for Cancer events.