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Russell Wilson Raises Flag at Space Needle for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Russell Wilson Raises Flag at Space Needle for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Russell Wilson helped raise the Seattle Children's Strong Against Cancer flag to kick-off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September. Wilson and two cancer survivors, Zach Baltierra and Ian Sanquist, hoisted the flag on top of the Space Needle yesterday. Wilson, Strong Against Cancer’s Team Captain, pointed out the important research being done by Dr. Mike Jensen, director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute. “Let's make sure children have all the possibilities for immunotherapy cures. If we are successful, cures will be available for children not just in Seattle, but all around the world — and importantly, cures that are less reliant on chemotherapy and radiation,” said Jensen.

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