Over the years, Kiwanis clubs in the Pacific Northwest have raised millions of dollars to support innovative pediatric cancer research and cancer care. On July 10, 2013, Seattle Children’s Hospital announced a significant breakthrough in the fight against children’s cancer. A young woman from Bellingham Washington who had been living with leukemia for many years was cancer free! This was great news for the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (KCCP).
Come out and join the Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation and “Rear View Mirror”, a Kirkland based 60s band, on March 14th at 6:30 p.m. for a hosted evening at the Kirkland Eagles Club, 258 Central Way. The event is in support of the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (KCCP) with a $10 charitable donation request at the door. Special guests the Kirkland Kiwanis K-Band will be performing prior to Rear View Mirror taking the stage. All donations to KCCP will be made through Kirkland Kiwanis Foundation in honor of Roy Adler, who was a drummer with Rear View Mirror until he recently passed away from pancreatic cancer.
Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program, (KCCP) is part of the Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis’ Governor’s Project founded in 2010 funded through the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation. It is dedicated to raising money to provide three research study Fellowships, one each at these Pacific Northwest Hospitals: Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC
The local Fellowship Program is for recently graduated doctors who will spend three years specializing in pediatric hematology/oncology at Seattle Children’s Hospital. There they will be working directly with young patients from infants to young adults, as well as doing research work and clinical trials. Each Fellow has an individualized research program. The available programs at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital represent a wide variety of opportunities. Research projects are tailored to meet the needs of individual Fellows depending on their interests, previous training and experience. KCCP is very proud to be part of the progress being made in helping to find a cure for children’s cancer.
For more information about the foundation’s involvement with the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Care Program visit www.pnwkiwanisfoundation.org or www.kiwanis-kccp.org. For more information about Rear View Mirror, check them out at www.rvm60s.com.
Kiwanis Club of Kirkland