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Friday, July 15, 2011

Center for Childhood Cancer Research OPENS!

This week, on Wednesday evening, my mother and I met Charlotte at the beautiful Hyatt at Olive 8 hotel to join in the celebration of the opening of
Seattle Children's Hospital's new Center for Childhood Cancer Research, which will be led by Dr. Michael Jensen. We listened to brief speeches, and took a tour of the new laboratory facility. If you live in the Seattle area, I encourage you to look up the center, or schedule a tour. It is a light, bright, exciting space, where dreams of HOPE are going to be translated scientifically into CURES. If you are looking for a cause, a place to lend your voice, or a charity to support, please consider the Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

The income from the
Katie Gerstenberger Endowment
for Cancer Research
supports this center and its work.
As of now, the principal in Katie's endowment is
This is due to the generosity of Katie's family and friends, and
we thank you.
Our aim is to continue to support its growth, and to use the income to help researchers to find cures, so that other families do not have to watch their children suffer or die from cancer!

Please click on the links to read more about this event, and the center itself,
here, here, here and here.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


We want to share with you our gratitude to the Merritt family.
Because of Charlotte's thoughtfulness in naming the Katie Gerstenberger Endowment for Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Hospital in Fred's obituary, 22 new donations have been received thus far.

Along with our sadness over Fred's passing, we feel enormous gratitude for his and Charlotte's kindness and generosity.