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In Going Home and Giving Back, Kahne Finds Worthwhile Rewards

In Going Home and Giving Back, Kahne Finds Worthwhile Rewards

Kasey Kahne has always made the Pacific Northwest a priority in his heart. The Drive, a huge annual fundraising effort by Kahne and Russell Wilson, has made more than a $1 million difference for children fighting cancer at Seattle Children's Hospital. On the opening night of the event, as the auction bidding increased with frenzied excitement, Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer at Seattle Children’s, stood near the stage with his jaw often dropping in amazement and gratitude. He knows first-hand what Kahne and Wilson's efforts can produce — not only hope, but healing. In fact, the hospital's Strong Against Cancer work has already made a potentially life-saving difference for a set of leukemia patients at the hospital who had not responded to chemotherapy or even bone marrow transplants and didn't have many options remaining.

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Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.

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