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Five UW alumni raising money for cancer at The Madhouse Project

At the University of Washington, five great friends came together: Phil Friedman, John Fiala, Mitch Morando, Brad Newcomer, and Kurt Shintaffer. After graduation in 1996, they lived together near campus in a house dubbed “The Madhouse” before moving on, and out, to the rest of what life was bringing their way.

From playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers to attending graduate school, they left Seattle behind. But when eight years had passed, they had all returned and were looking to give back in a meaningful way. Thus was born The Madhouse Project, a Seattle charity that has been operating since 2005 in support of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Every year, this influential group of UW alumni, along with Randy Tennant, a friend of Friedman’s from the MBA program at UCLA, organize the Night Out for a Cure cocktail fundraiser to donate to the SCCA. Since its inception, the Night Out for a Cure has progressed from raising more than $16,000 in a single night to more than $150,000.

To learn more about the project and its five UW alumni directors, visit The Madhouse Project site.


3 Responses to “Five UW alumni raising money for cancer at The Madhouse Project”

  1. jili wrote:
    September 2, 2011

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    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance?

  2. tiki wrote:
    September 6, 2011

    There are four standard cancer treatments: surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy or biological therapy. Clinical trials may be studied as a treatment for cancer to meet certain that suite for different condition. Other people may choose other methods of cancer treatment, which usually is not FDA approved and often outside the United States. When the cancer specialist (Oncologist) diagnosed the cancer, The Oncologist will give you several cancer treatment options . He will recommend the best method based on your type of cancer, stage of cancer, your condition and your age. Ultimately, you are the one who makes decision to choose which treatment you want according to your oncologist’ recommendation.

  3. Trenton Harbour wrote:
    October 25, 2011

    As a UDUB alumni i love to see stories like this, now working for I know the power of helping and giving, we are always donating our water filters to undeveloped countries.

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