Team Terry returns!
Dear Friends and Family,
I am participating in the 2021 Seattle Brain Cancer Walk benefiting brain cancer research in the Pacific Northwest as a memorial of my wonderful cousin Terry Pfeiffer Jeffers, who was taken from us much too soon.
I hope that you can join me this year by donating or walking with me. Of course, the "walk" is virtual again this year, but every person who walks, donates or volunteers is helping make a positive impact on brain cancer research (see below).
You can join me at this year's Walk by JOINING TEAM TERRY
You can also help by sponsoring me. It's easy to make a gift by clicking DONATE NOW.
Any amount is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use!
Based on pioneering work that The Ivy Center director Charles Cobbs, M.D., began more than 15 years ago, our modest yet powerful team is this close to showing the world that a common virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) fuels the highly aggressive brain tumor glioblastoma (GBM). And that will open the door to new targeted therapies and vaccines, giving patients hope where there was none before.
When it opened in 2008, the Ivy Center was the first brain tumor-specific community-based facility of its kind in our region. Today, with the support of our donors, the Ivy Center has become a preeminent Center of Excellence, offering patients coordinated, patient-centered care through a team approach that tailors the most advanced surgery and oncology treatment with access to promising new clinical trials. The Ivy Center's world-class research laboratory, which is funded almost entirely by philanthropy, is gaining national and international attention for its unique approach to fighting brain cancer.
Maybe a vaccine soon?