Our Lucky Dawg with Husky QB Jake Locker
The Run of Hope is a 5k run and 3k walk benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund through Seattle Children’s Hospital. Kyle's doctor, Jim Olson, and his colleagues are dedicated to accelerating the discovery of novel treatment for children with brain cancer. They hope to translate these findings into therapeutic protocols and finally replace a standard of care that hasn’t changed in the last 30 years.
Funds already raised for this research have contributed to the development of Tumor Paint, a fluorescent paint made by the venom of a scorpion, which helps neurosurgeons discern where a tumor begins and where it ends. Being able to see a tumor that ordinarily looks like normal brain tissue enables surgeons to more precisely remove the entire tumor. Revolutionary discoveries like this are making a difference in the lives of children, but more research is needed!
The team running in memory of Kyle is called “OOO-UM-GOW-AH.” A familiar chant for anyone who supported Kyle during his two-year battle with DIPG. Whether you join the team or make a donation you’ll give hope to the more than 3500 children diagnosed with brain cancer each year.
And between now and October 18th all donations made to the Kyle Roger Fund will also be contributed to the “OOO-UM-GOW-AH” team. If you aren’t able to make a donation online and would like to instead send a check, send me an email requesting the mailing address.
Thank you for your continued generosity. And thank you for helping me honor Kyle, his infectious smile, his competitive spirit, and his love for life. Together we can show Kyle how much we remember and that we are all better because of it.
Video of Kyle's life...filled with smiles, laughter, adventure, and love.