ONE SMALL CRACK CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
Griff Jenkins takes the ‘crack cancer’ challenge!
May. 12, 2019 – 3:50 – Catherine Zimmermann, Claire Hughes and Courtney Billings explain how they came up with the idea to raise money for pediatric brain cancer.
WILLIE’S CHAMPION OF THE WEEK:
It’s #NationalEggDay and I accepted the #CrackCancer challenge from @Redskins @RyanKerrigan91 in support of the #WillieStrongFoundation. @JimmieJohnson and @ClintBowyer YOU’RE UP! pic.twitter.com/FgCn4yHis7— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) June 3, 2019
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., you are an incredible #williestrong champion and Willie was a HUGE fan of yours! He cherished the NASCAR posters that were given out to the kids at Children’s National’s Cancer Center. During his cancer treatments, he looked forward to visiting the NASCAR Vital Signs Room because your words of encouragement that decorated the wall inspired and challenged him to be strong during his treatments. Thank you for your support!
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER
Crack Cancer is a challenge that supports the fundraising efforts of the Willie Strong Foundation in collaboration with Children’s National Health System for Brain Cancer Awareness . The Crack Cancer Campaign challenges participants of all ages to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• Receive a challenge from another person or start your own
• Get crackin’ and film your Crack Cancer video
• Share your video on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #crackcancer
• Challenge another person to do the same (either in your video or your post)
• Go to crackcancer.com to donate or Venmo @crackcancer
LOOK WHO’S CRACKIN’
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Let's #CrackCancer for Brain Cancer Awareness Month. All money raised helps support the Children's National Health System & pediatric brain cancer. Every small crack can make a BIG difference! Donate at crackcancer.com or Venmo @crackcancer. #WillieStrong #GiantsHuddleFor100
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Not a day goes by that I don’t think about my friend, Connor Michalek. Similar to #ConnorsCure and its fight towards a cancer free world, the @williestrongfoundation supports that same mission through pediatric brain cancer research. @tripleh (my cameraman!) & I nominate the entire #WWEUniverse to take the #CrackCancer challenge or donate $10 at crackcancer.com
MEET THE HUGHES
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help us reach our goal
DONATE TO THE CAUSE
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.