OLYMPIA – The Washington State Senate voted today to rename the Cancer Research Endowment Authority and Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund in honor of Sen. Andy Hill.

This legislation, SB 5375, passed with overwhelming support.  

“Sen. Hill was a dedicated legislator,” said Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond and Hill’s successor. “He was a champion for the communities of the 45th and served our district energetically. I was proud to support this legislation.”

Hill died in 2016 after a recurrence of lung cancer. The currently named CARE Fund is a public-private partnership that supports cancer research in Washington. In January, they announced $2.5 million in awards to researchers in Washington, including a grant to Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center that will focus on methods to improve diagnosis and treatment of lung metastasis.  

A full list of this year’s recipients can be found here.