Ben Towne Foundation: Inspiration & Hope in Action
Happy Spring to the WF1 Community!
I am always moved with the beautiful lessons and gifts that people produce from their own personal tragedy. Today’s message comes from the Ben Towne Foundation. It will take more than a minute to watch this incredible video, but it will make your week! Hope, inspiration and authenticity are the values that we are striving for daily at Women For One. This video is an example times 1000 of our principles. I want to thank Carin Towne, Co-founder of the Ben Towne Foundation, for speaking with me and providing me with her story on a video below. Carin, we honor you for your work and your inspirational journey of love for your son and other children of the world.
Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation was founded in 2010 in honor of Ben Towne, a fiercely determined, passionate and loving little boy, who died of neuroblastoma at the age of three. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children. Ben Towne Foundation’s mission is to accelerate research for childhood cancer – changing the way pediatric cancers are treated and cured.
To that end, Ben Towne Foundation is proud to support the groundbreaking work of Dr. Michael Jensen, Director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Jensen has developed a method of reprogramming the body’s own defense system to kill cancer. His research promises a future of cancer cures for children without the devastating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Ben Towne Foundation is unique in that all costs are fully supported – so 100% of donations go directly towards this innovative research. For more information, please visit www.bentownefoundation.org.
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For our local readers: Sammamish W2O is sponsoring an Evening of Hope and Light for the Ben Towne Foundationnext Friday, May 4th from 7-9 pm at Glassybaby in Bellevue, Washington.
Please go to their website: Sammamish W2O for more information and to RSVP by May 1st.
For our local readers: Please consider sharing this story with your friends and donating to such a wonderful cause.
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