2017 Round the Rock: Strong Against Cancer
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Round the Rock Stand Up Paddle Race raises funds for Strong Against Cancer, a Seattle Children's Hospital Research Foundation Initiative dedicated to battling Pediatric Cancer. More

9th Annual Round the Rock Stand Up Paddle Race benefiting Strong Against Cancer

Fundraise for FREE race entry

The Round the Rock Race is the oldest and largest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Race in Washington State. The non-profit event has raised close to $100,000 for primarily cancer research foundations.

For 2017, we are partnered with Strong Against Cancer. An initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Foundation dedicated to battling Pediatric Cancer.

You can donate directly or create your own Fundraising Page. If you raise $300 before September 8th, you will be entitled to FREE race entry for this year’s event. 

Date: September 10, 2017

Time: 9 AM to 5 PM (registration/check-in begins at 7 AM)

Location: Newcastle Beach Park, Bellevue, WA

Strong Against Cancer: Creating a World Without Childhood Cancer

Researchers at Seattle Children’s will cure cancer—but not without your help

What if we could cure pediatric cancer in this lifetime? What if we could remove the obstacles to that cure today?

Seattle Children’s doesn’t just have a vision to cure pediatric cancer—we have a plan. Our researchers have started clinical trials exploring a potential cure. The plan? Reprogram a child’s own immune cells to find and destroy cancerous cells—without the often harmful side effects of chemotherapy or radiation.

We have a plan and our team is strong. But to cure cancer, we need you on it.

Government funding for clinical trials is in short supply, and insurance doesn’t fund patient participation. Pediatric cancers receive less than 3 percent of the National Cancer Institute budget.

You can help cure cancer.

People and companies from all over the world have joined the Strong Against Cancer team by donating, hosting creative fundraisers and raising awareness about the incredible potential of pediatric cancer immunotherapy research.

Together we’ve already raised millions and launched clinical trials that have saved kids’ lives. Now you can help a child’s T cells save his or her life. You can make chemo and radiation treatments a thing of the past. Learn more about how you can help cure childhood cancer. Learn more about how you can help cure cancer.

Breakthrough science

Cancerous cells make themselves invisible to the immune system, allowing them to grow and multiply. We can change that.

When a child’s body is attacked by a virus, like the common cold, the immune system responds. Specialized cells track down the invaders and kill the cells in which they reside, ensuring the virus can’t spread. When a child’s body is attacked by pediatric cancer, this doesn’t happen. With your help, a sample of a child’s blood will soon be the cure for his or her cancer.

At Seattle Children’s, clinical trials to treat patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have already shown success and propelled clinical trials for other types of cancer. Read more about our latest clinical trial.

Dr. Julie Park, an oncologist at Seattle Children’s and investigator in Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Clinical and Translational Research, is now leading a clinical trial testing T-cell therapy in children and teens with neuroblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.

Helping kids all over the world

Strong Against Cancer has a global vision for how this treatment can help kids everywhere. Pediatricians worldwide will send samples of patients’ blood to Seattle Children’s, where we will reprogram their T cells to recognize cancer. The reprogrammed cells can be sent back to the patient so treatment and recovery will take place close to home. In many cases remission can take place within weeks.

Your support of our research will make immunotherapy treatment the standard of care for pediatric cancer. And your donation will help cure cancer for children all over the world.

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