Some parents grieve children lost to cancer by preserving precious spaces – their kids’ bedrooms
Oct. 12, 2016
| By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service
The preserved bedrooms represent the three essential elements of time following a devastating loss: a past to be cherished, a present marked by a loving placeholder for a missing child, a future never to be realized.
For Nancy Evans, Brian Tracy and Dr. Jerry Radich, this weekend’s fundraising bike ride is personal
Aug. 12, 2016
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
The fourth annual Obliteride, the fundraising bike ride that supports research at Fred Hutch, is taking place this weekend. More than 1,400 riders, many of whom are living with cancer or are cancer survivors, have signed up to participate. Here are three of their stories.
The mother of Seahawks' Justin Britt teamed up with a grieving father to learn about promising new research that could help others
July 15, 2016
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
On the day of their visit to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, a proud mother and a grieving father met one another for the first time, strangers connected by a football team, a name and a desire to raise awareness about cancer. It was their sons, both named Justin, who brought them together. Kelly Britt’s 25-year-old Justin will likely start this September as center for the Seattle Seahawks. Adam Lazara’s son, Justin, was an avid Seahawks fan. But after a nearly yearlong battle with brain cancer, he passed away earlier this month at age 3.
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