What is the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research?
The BTCCCR’s mission is to translate scientific discoveries into innovative therapies that cure childhood cancer with minimal side effects and improve survivors’ quality of life. We are spearheading treatments that use the immune system to eliminate cancer, without chemotherapy or radiation. Our goal is to render today’s therapies obsolete until treating childhood cancer is no different than treating an everyday virus.
Why participate?
Because you get the incredible feeling of knowing that your gift immediately opens the door to groundbreaking new options for a child with cancer. You are giving a child access to innovative treatments that could stop their cancer – and save their life. Your support ACCELERATES HOPE.
What exactly is the research?
The Ben Towne Center has adopted a unique approach that combines academic research with elements of a biotech firm. This approach, combined with our emphasis on collaboration, enables our investigators to carry discoveries and innovations from the research bench to the pediatric oncology clinic. Our primary area of research is immunotherapy, which activates the immune system to treat diseases.

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Jun 28 Microsoft gave $200 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Feb 21 Linda gave $50 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Jan 29 Macrae Foundation gave $100 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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Jan 27 Macrae Foundation gave $200 for research support at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
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$150 in offline donations

If I was granted only one wish in my lifetime it would be to cure cancer

And what’s so cool is I honestly believe that wish will come true.  I am blessed to work and personally support a place that not only has a vision to cure cancer, but a plan.  And the plan is working.  Today, pediatric cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in kids.  But that’s going to change soon.  At Seattle Children’s Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, researchers have begun the first round of clinical trials exploring a cure.  They are reprogramming a child’s own immune cells to find and destroy cancerous cells – without the destructive side effects of chemotherapy or radiation.  Isn’t that amazing? 

Give today and double your impact

You are cordially invited to attend my virtual birthday party and help find that cure. I am hoping to raise 50 gifts of $50 by Feb. 1 (my actual 50th birthday is January 25th). AND for every individual that gives $50+, an anonymous donor will add another $50 to your donation. That means you can double your impact! Your donation today will help cure cancer for children all over the world.

I also invite you to keep the party going and consider being a fundraiser yourself…We have all been touched by cancer… parents, children, relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, classmates and teammates. We all have stories about how these courageous people have inspired us.  Tell your story and ask your friends and family members to join this campaign to CRUSH KIDS’ CANCER!  As a little incentive (I love incentives), anyone that does so and raises at least $50 will get a fresh batch of my homemade chocolate chip cookies delivered to you no matter where you live!  Thank you!

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About the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

At the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, we are spearheading treatments that use the immune system to eliminate cancer, without chemotherapy or radiation. Our goal is to render today’s therapies obsolete until treating childhood cancer is no different than treating an everyday virus.