About the Walk

Your support will fund lifesaving brain cancer research!

The 11th annual Seattle Brain Cancer Walk will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Seattle Center's Fisher Pavilion.

Thank you for joining us as we walk together to build awareness and advance the search for the cure!

Founded in 2008 by a group of committed volunteers and families, the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk has raised over $5 million for brain cancer research and clinical trials at the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment. 

Event Chairs - Mary and Kelly Dowell

2018 SBCW chairs

As the 2018 Event Chairs for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk, Kelly and I are very honored. This very important cause is near and dear to our hearts.

We became a part of the effort as a result of my husband, Kelly's dad, being diagnosed with a Stage 4 Glioblastoma in late 2008. When the 2009 Walk was held we were able to form The Amazing Joe team and walk with Joe. It was a very uplifting event and we were glad to be a part of it. In 2010 we joined the committee and walked in Joe's honor. We remain actively involved with the committee and the Walk. We are committed to helping others dealing with this devastating diagnosis.

Our loss is profound but being involved with such a positive and passionate group to find a cure is now a lifetime commitment. The team of specialists at the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center are working diligently to increase the average rate of survival with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Participating in the fundraising efforts that directly support the local research team and these goals is a driving force for us. At any given time we can be updated on how the funds are used, the progress of the research and direct patient support.  We feel connected to this effort and it motivates us to help.

We look forward to another great Walk and increasing financial support for the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center.  We want to ensure that the lab and clinical trials conducted by Dr. Cobbs and his team are fully supported.  Knowing that we are helping today's patients have hope is more than rewarding. We are confident that our combined efforts will make it possible to find a cure. Please join us May 6, 2018 for the Walk.