9.21.2009

Join us for the Run of Hope!

Our Lucky Dawg with Husky QB Jake Locker

Join us as we run in honor of Kyle "Kylie" Roger at the inaugural Run of Hope, Sunday, October 18th, in Seattle's Seward Park.

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.

To join the team click here!


Video of Kyle's life...filled with smiles, laughter, adventure, and love.


Kyle Roger Memorial 2/16/2009 from Gil Lund on Vimeo.

13 comments:

Tiffany Gutierrez said...

Christin,

You continue to be such an inspiration. What a remarkable way to not only honor the memory of Kyle, but give other kids like him a fighting chance.

I love you lots. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

xoxo Tiffany

Mark said...

For Kyle and all those participating in the Run of Hope, here's a hearty UMGAWA!

What does "umgawa" mean? Find out here--
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkRtsJtWVEU

Anne-Marie said...

What a wonderful way to support Dr. Olson and his team while doing something Kylie would have been wholly in to. =)

Anonymous said...

We can't physically be there Sunday to walk with you, but we'll be there spiritually to cheer you on!!!

Over $11,000 today...WOW!! You, Nicolas and Kyle are such an inspiration.

xxoo Cris & Erin

Anne-Marie said...

Good luck today! I wish I was there with you all. I'm there in spirit =)

XXOO, Anne-Marie (and Chris)

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