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.


In 2023, the William Seamus Hughes Professorship in Neuro-oncology and Immunology was installed at Children’s National, and Eugene Hwang, MD became its first professor.  It is the first endowed Professorship at Children’s National to focus exclusively on neuro-oncology and immunology.  As the William Seamus Hughes Professor, Dr. Hwang leads groundbreaking research of cell-based treatments for brain cancer, explores new approaches for treatments and forges strong partnerships with other trusted voices and respected leaders in the global neuro-oncology community to push for enhanced access to better and more effective treatments and patient care for children with aggressive brain cancer.  In sum, 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.


  • 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


The Willie Strong Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization #83-4011812

JUNE 2019

Welcome to WSF & Family Fun Day

Willie Strong Foundation Newsletter June 2019

SEPT 2019

WSF Events for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

Willie Strong Foundation Newsletter June 2019

OCT 2019

700,000 Reasons To Thank You

Willie Strong Foundation Newsletter June 2019

NOV 2020

You Made a Difference!

Willie Strong Foundation Newsletter November 2020