Athena® Announces $700,000 in Research Grants

Athena is proud to support research in the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer with major contributions to prestigious cancer research organizations. Thanks to your purchases of Athena bottled water, here's how we're making a difference:

  • Athena® Distinguished Professorship of Breast Cancer Research, University of Washington Medicine. Athena contributed $500,000 to fund an endowment in perpetuity to recruit and retain distinguished faculty in breast cancer research.

  • Athena® Endowed Award for Excellence in Breast Cancer Research, University of Washington Medicine. Athena contributed $100,000 to an endowment in perpetuity that will support an annual Athena Award to the junior level scientist who made the greatest contribution to research in the previous year.

  • Athena® Grant for Innovative Breast Cancer Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Athena contributed $100,000 to support an innovative pilot research initiative in each of the next four years.


Contributions to the cause from the
sale of Athena® water products*

Organizations receiving funds from the sale of Athena products to support breast cancer awareness, care, education and research:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ctr.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Virginia Mason Hospital
Huntsman Cancer Institute
UW Medical Center
Swedish Medical Ctr. / Marsha Rivkin Ctr.
Providence Hospice of Seattle
American Cancer Society® / Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Gilda's Club
City of Hope
TurningPoint Women's Healthcare
Overlake Hospital
Northside Hospital Auxiliary

*From 2003 to July 2010, the Athena brand was owned by Athena Partners Foundation.
DS Services of America, Inc. acquired the brand in July 2010.