Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

RACE Charities issues first donation to Fred Hutch in Seattle; visits with leading researcher

In July 2007, Jeromy Gensch and his father John Gensch had the pleasure of visiting Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Jeromy and John were able to share Glory’s Story and the RACE Charities vision with administrators at Fred Hutch, as well as meet personally with Dr. Bill Grady, a world renowned leading research scientist specializing in early detection of colon cancer.

Dr. Grady’s research and laboratory was fascinating as we learned that the Hutch may be only years away from developing new early detection methods that will change the face of colon cancer screening forever. It was also discovered that colon cancer found in young people under the age of forty is not as uncommon as most people might think and the more early detection awareness and education that is promoted throughout the industry, the more the emphasis on colon cancer screening and prevention will become.

Unfortunately, it could become a longer time period and more frustrating wait on these new early detection advances if federal research grants continue to stagnate. Private contributions can fund what government grants cannot, accelerate research, and possibly bringing lifesaving tests to the public even earlier. As such, RACE Charities was proud to be able to present Dr. Grady with RACE’s first donation check.

RACE will continue to raise more money for the Hutch and other early detection cancer centers in the near future and make an annual trip to Seattle to donate to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in person and organize the Seattle-based RACE event. 

Below is a photo of Jeromy Gensch and Dr. Grady, the leading colon cancer research doctor at FHCRC

In Glory's words-

If just one life is saved, the sacrifices we all make will be worth it.

-Glorianna Gensch (June 2007)