Lombardi Research

About Nina Hyde

The Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research was established in 1989 as a tribute to Nina Hyde. Fashion designer Ralph Lauren and the late Washington Post Company president Katharine Graham, were the founders of the center.

To launch the Nina Hyde Center, Ralph Lauren galvanized many in the fashion industry, encouraging them to join his crusade to raise money for breast cancer research. Later, the Council of Fashion Designers of America signed on as a partner in this effort. CFDA president Stan Herman and executive director Fern Mallis have helped harness the resources and creativity of the fashion industry for the benefit of the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research.

If you would like to make a gift to the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research you can:

  • call the Lombardi development office at 202-687-2222
  • or fill out the Mail-in Gift and Request Form which is available in PDF format. (For more information on PDF format, click here.) Make sure to check the box on the Gift Form, indicating that your contribution should be designated to the Nina Hyde Center, and mail it to:

    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
    New Research Building, Room E501
    3970 Reservoir Road NW
    Washington, DC, 20057-1468
    Phone: 202-687-2222
    Fax: 202-687-6402