Russell Wilson Awards Check For Pediatric Cancer Research After Fundraising Campaign

Good morning, 12s. Here’s a look at what’s on your Seattle Seahawks today—Tuesday, December 7th.

Russell Wilson presents check for $2.7 million for pediatric cancer research

In July, Russell Wilson’s Why Not You Foundation launched Immuno Heroes, a fundraising campaign in partnership with Safeway and Albertsons. The goal was to raise $3 million for the immunotherapy program at Seattle Children’s Hospitals, to provide treatments and conduct groundbreaking research to improve the lives of children dealing with cancer.

“We are fortunate to have Seattle Children’s in our backyard as a leader in pediatric cancer care, providing groundbreaking immunotherapy treatments to children around the world,” Wilson said at the time. “Child cancer research is underfunded by the federal government and this life-saving program needs our support. As the captain of the Immuno Heroes, I would like to call on everyone to support our team, be a hero and donate to Immuno Heroes to make a very real impact in the lives of children with cancer.”

Fans were able to donate through the Seattle Children’s website, and they had a great response. The campaign nearly hit its $3 million goal, and on Monday, Wilson awarded the Seattle Children’s Immunotherapy Program the $2.7 million check.

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