Gwen was a typical thirteen-year-old who loved school and being with her friends. That all changed once she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. “My diagnosis isolated me from my peers since I could not attend school.” said Gwen. “It disrupted how my family and I lived our daily lives.”
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Team Reichenberg Steps Up For Childhood Cancer
As captain of Team Reichenberg, Rob looks forward to the Hope & Heroes Walk every year and offers this advice to young kids or teens living with cancer or a blood disorder. “You got this. You are the strongest out there, and there’s nothing you can’t beat!”
What’s In A Name?
Stacy Kim and Kyle Okimoto, captains of Team GOAT, share how important the support of the Hope & Heroes Walk community (no matter how near or far) is to a patient’s journey.
“Walking” Full Circle
Carol was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. But for months she had been misdiagnosed by another doctor, causing her disease to progress to life-threatening levels.
My Eight Year Old Taught Me to Love Fundraising
Since 2010, Team Sienna has loudly and proudly raised over $100,000 for the Hope & Heroes Walk. People may see that number and assume we’ve gotten there through large donations, but it’s exactly the opposite. We’ve learned that lots of little things can go a long way. I’ve been actively fundraising for pediatric cancer since
Why We Walk: Team Uma Buma!
Sometime last year, amazing baked goods began appearing in the outpatient clinic. Gourmet doughnuts, cookies from Levain – the most delicious stuff imaginable – and it was there for patients, families and staff to enjoy. We asked around to find out who was making this happen. Was it the bakeries themselves? Was it a local
What Motivates Me?
When thinking about the question “What motivates me?” for the Hope & Heroes Walk the obvious answer would be my job. As Events & Outreach Manager at Hope & Heroes, I’m the person behind all of our major events and most of our community events. But, to me, the Walk is so much more than
A Top Team For Research
There’s no question that being a Top Team in the Hope & Heroes Walk requires motivation. Raising $15,000 or more from family, friends and colleagues can be a lot of work. Dr. Julia Glade Bender, in addition to leading our Developmental Therapeutics Program, is captain of Team DVL, a perennial Top Team. Here’s why she walks,