Home About Us Michael's Story Events Support Benefactors FAQ Contact Us


Dr. Kaplan Research Fund, Swedish Foundation

Michaelís doctor, Dr. Henry Kaplan, is an oncologist at the Swedish Cancer Institute and specializes in Blood Management Techniques, Breast Cancer, Hematology, Lymphoma, and Pharmacology.  Dr. Kaplan was instrumental in developing an anti-nausea medication that was extremely effective in helping Michael manage the side effects of chemotherapy, thus improving his quality of life.  Dr. Kaplan is currently conducting clinical studies in three areas (1) new chemotherapy and radiation treatments for brain tumors (2) early detection of breast cancer in younger women and (3) exploring a genetic connection in detecting and treating lymphoma.


Michael Miyauchi Memorial Fund at Lighthouse Christian Church 

Many today long for a deeper experience of the spiritual dimension of life, for themselves or for their children. Through vibrant worship, practical biblical teaching, and caring relationships, weíre growing closer to God and becoming a community in which Godís grace and truth inform and enrich all of our lives.

Michael's strong faith in Jesus was planted at Faith Bible Church, and then grown at Lighthouse Christian Church. He felt such peaceful happiness during the Sunday Service and fellowship, and blossomed at SYTE, Lighthouse's youth group.




Our Mission: To share God's grace and truth so that youth come to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.

The Core Values:

         We want God to be seen

         We want people to feel loved

         We want lives to be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ

Michael was a founding member of SYTE. He poured his heart into helping the team develop a strong team to support youth in their Christian walk. SYTE  blessed Michael with a focus on his mission to help others.


Puget Sound Blood Bank

Throughout Michael's cancer treatment, our family and friends continued to ask for ways to help. When Michael needed blood transfusions and a stem-cell transplant, a community Blood Drive was suggested. Michael agreed, but asked that people donate blood to help others, not just him. Three blood drives were held in January, 2004, with 47 donors, collecting enough blood to help over 140 people. (One pint of blood can help three people!). The Foundation would like to continue Michael's giving spirit by supporting the Puget Sound Blood Bank.


American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.


Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


The Michael Miyauchi Foundation (the "Fund") is a component of Seattle Foundation, a Section 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID #91-6013536). Seattle Foundation has exclusive legal control over all funds received. Accordingly, contributions to the Fund are treated for tax purposes as gifts to a Section 501(c)(3) public charity and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

© 2017 Michael Miyauchi Foundation