We have FABULOUS news at the Katie Gerstenberger Endowment for Cancer Research. Because of your generosity - you, our family and friends - the value of the endowment is now at an all-time high of $224,168!
This is beyond our wildest dreams of what would be raised in Katie's memory, and she would be thrilled. She would also be thrilled with the advancements in cancer research, and the hope that this means for patients like her. Here is a news flash from the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research (which Katie's endowment supports):
"NEWSFLASH FROM THE BEN TOWNE CENTER:
The principal of Katie's endowment remains in trust at Seattle Children's Hospital; the income from Katie's endowment is donated to the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research (BTCCCR) each year (usually 2x a year).
"The second clinical trial application using reprogrammed T cells was submitted to the FDA today! This trial (PLAT-02) will be for relapsed pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (post-transplant).
"Our thanks to the entire team at the Ben Towne Center for your incredible efforts!"
If you would like to take a tour of the BTCCCR, let me know and I will help you arrange it.