Join Aileen in support of Aileen's birthday campaign for the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

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$2,595 from 32 donors 5 updates $1,500 goal met!

What is the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research?
The BTCCCR’s mission is to translate scientific discoveries into innovative therapies that cure childhood cancer with minimal side effects and improve survivors’ quality of life. We are spearheading treatments that use the immune system to eliminate cancer, without chemotherapy or radiation. Our goal is to render today’s therapies obsolete until treating childhood cancer is no different than treating an everyday virus.
Why participate?
Because you get the incredible feeling of knowing that your gift immediately opens the door to groundbreaking new options for a child with cancer. You are giving a child access to innovative treatments that could stop their cancer – and save their life. Your support ACCELERATES HOPE.
What exactly is the research?
The Ben Towne Center has adopted a unique approach that combines academic research with elements of a biotech firm. This approach, combined with our emphasis on collaboration, enables our investigators to carry discoveries and innovations from the research bench to the pediatric oncology clinic. Our primary area of research is immunotherapy, which activates the immune system to treat diseases.

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Feb 21
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Linda gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Melissa gave $100 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Feb 4
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Alex gave $250 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Jan 31
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Megen made a $50 contribution
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Stephen gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Jan 27
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Macrae Foundation gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Jan 25
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Julie made a $50 contribution
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Ann gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Katrina made a $50 contribution
Jan 24
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Halie made a $50 contribution
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Emily made a $50 contribution
Jan 23
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PatGlenn made a $100 contribution
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Ann made a $50 contribution
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Nancy gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Julie gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Tamara made a $50 contribution
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Vicki gave $20 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Andie made a $25 contribution
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Adriane made a $50 contribution
Dennis view profile
Dennis gave $500 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Cheryl gave $100 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Sharon gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Erin gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Jan 22
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Dave and Ty made a $50 contribution
Jan 18
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Marie made a $50 contribution
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Kathleen made a $50 contribution
Angela view profile
Angela gave $100 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Marty made a $100 contribution
Jan 15
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Kelly gave $100 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Jan 14
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Scott and Laurie gave $100 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
$150 from 2 offline donors

If I was granted only one wish in my lifetime it would be to cure cancer

And what’s so cool is I honestly believe that wish will come true. I am blessed to work and personally support a place that not only has a vision to cure cancer, but a plan. And the plan is working. Today, pediatric cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in kids. But that’s going to change soon. At Seattle Children’s Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, researchers have begun the first round of clinical trials exploring a cure. They are reprogramming a child’s own immune cells to find and destroy cancerous cells – without the destructive side effects of chemotherapy or radiation. Isn’t that amazing?

Give today and double your impact:

You are cordially invited to attend my virtual birthday party and help find that cure. I am hoping to raise 50 gifts of $50 by Feb. 1 (my actual 50th birthday is January 25th). AND for every individual that gives $50+, an anonymous donor will provide a $50 matching gift. That means you can double your impact! Your donation today will help cure cancer for children all over the world.

I also invite you to keep the party going and consider being a fundraiser yourself…We have all been touched by cancer… parents, children, relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, classmates and teammates. We all have stories about how these courageous people have inspired us. Tell your story and ask your friends and family members to join this campaign to CRUSH KIDS’ CANCER! As a little incentive (I love incentives), anyone that does so and raises at least $50 will get a fresh batch of my homemade chocolate chip cookies delivered to you no matter where you live! Thank you!

Aileen's 50th Birthday Gift is Wrapped (sent February 21)

Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues,

Well, I hit the big “5-0″ four weeks ago and I’m feeling great because of you! I can’t thank you enough for joining me and helping to CRUSH KIDS CANCER. Together, we raised $7,870! That is just incredible, I am so touched and overwhelmed by your generosity.

And, I have a really inspiring story to leave you with about the second patient at Seattle Children’s that is now cancer free because of the treatment that your birthday gift helped support. From Hopeless to Cancer Free. Please take a few minutes and I guarantee you will feel proud.

http://pulse.seattlechildrens.org/hopeless-cancer-free/

Thank you everyone,
Aileen

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About the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

At the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, we are spearheading treatments that use the immune system to eliminate cancer, without chemotherapy or radiation. Our goal is to render today’s therapies obsolete until treating childhood cancer is no different than treating an everyday virus.

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