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Advancing Efforts To Find A Cure For Pediatric Glioblastoma And Other Aggressive Pediatric Brain Tumors

About Willie Strong

Will’s Story &

Will Hughes (Willie) was beloved by all who knew him and inspired each of us to live our best lives, every single day. Whether he was on the basketball court, baseball field, in the classroom, in church, or with his family, Willie’s positive spirit was legendary. He was wise beyond his years; he knew what mattered and what things were less important. Willie fought his cancer with everything he had, harder than anyone could have imagined. For more than two years, he endured countless surgeries, rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and experimental therapies in pursuit of a cure. Although scientific advances had not progressed enough to provide a cure for Willie, he continues to touch many lives, including the doctors, nurses and researchers at Children’s National who cared for him.

Willie
Will Hughes (Willie) was beloved by all who knew him.

Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds to find treatments for pediatric glioblastoma and other aggressive pediatric brain tumors through research, clinical trials and other new therapies at Children’s National.

Endowment

Our immediate goal is to raise $2 million dollars to create an endowment to establish the William Seamus Hughes Professorship in Neuro-oncology and Immunology at Children’s National. It will be the first endowed chair at Children’s National to focus exclusively on these two areas, yielding lifesaving results. This Professorship will guarantee that Will’s fighting spirit lives on in the promise to other families devastated by brain tumors and ensure that every child has the very best chance for a cure.

Why an Endowed Professorship?

  • An endowed professorship is the foundation of new discoveries and innovations at Children’s National, vital to promoting excellence and scholarship
  • An endowment allows Children’s National to retain top minds and support groundbreaking work
  • An endowment provides a reliable source of funding, giving professors the tools they need to pursue broad-minded and bold inquiries, leading to better outcomes for children

 

Please join us for our inaugural fundraising event to raise money for pediatric glioblastoma and other aggressive pediatric brain tumors and to celebrate the life and light of Willie Hughes.

Learn More

What is Pediatric GlioBlastoma?

Glioblastoma is a fast- growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord and has cells that look very different from normal cells. Also called GBM, glioblastoma multiforme, and grade IV astrocytoma.

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The Willie Strong Foundation aims to raise $2 million dollars to establish the William Seamus Hughes Professorship in Neuro-oncology and Immunology at Children’s National. This endowed professorship will guarantee that Will’s fighting spirit lives on in the pursuit of treatments for pediatric glioblastoma and other aggressive pediatric brain tumors and ensure that every child has the very best chance for a cure.

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