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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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!”
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.
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.
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
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
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
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,