8.18.2010

Second Annual Run of Hope!

Kyle with his friend Husky QB Jake Locker

Join team "OOO-UM-GOW-AH" as we run in honor of Kyle "Kylie" Roger at the second annual Run of Hope, Sunday, October 3rd, in Seattle's Seward Park. 

A familiar chant for those close to Kyle, "OOO-UM-GOW-AH" was a mantra Kyle drew strength from during his two-year battle with DIPG. Visit www.firstgiving.com/kyleroger. 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. 

The Run of Hope is a 5k run and 3k walk benefiting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research 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! 

Thank you for your continued generosity. And thank you for continuing to honor Kyle. Everyday I miss his infectious smile, his competitive spirit, and his love for life.


Meet Kyle through this video tribute to his life...filled with smiles, laughter, adventure, and love.

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