The University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Nebraska Medical Center announced today their cancer center project in Omaha will bear the name the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. A gift from Pamela Buffett through her foundation, the Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation, will help pay for the $323-million facility.
Pamela Buffet’s late husband Fred (Fritz) died in 1997 after fighting kidney cancer. Fred Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett were first cousins.
The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center includes three areas dedicated to cancer that includes research tower, outpatient center and a 108 bed hospital. The amount of the donation to the center has not been disclosed.