Kid Strong: Wort Hog Brewing

On Saturday January 20th Wort Hog Brewing Company, in Warrenton VA, will release the “KID STRONG”, a beer brewed with a single purpose…to benefit kids with cancer. 100% of the proceeds from this beer will go to fighting childhood cancer. Every penny will be donated to St. Jude’s Hospital or Alex’s Army Join us in the fight! These little ones are KID STRONG and they need us!

2017 Research Donation – REST Study Phase II

Our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness! Yesterday, a few of us from our Alex’s Army team went to D.C. to present Dr. Jeffrey Dome and Children’s National Medical Center with a check in the amount of $100,000.00!!!

Because of the successes the Phase I study is seeing, one of the trials Alex’s Army helped to fund last year, this years’ donation will continue to directly fund the REST Immunotherapy study as it goes into Phase II and will be opened to even more families!

Dr. Jeffrey Dome, MD, PhD, is Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Chief of the Divisions of Hematology and Oncology, and Associate Director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. He also is Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the Thomas Willson and Lenore Williams McKnew Professor of Pediatric Oncology. He has chaired the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Renal Tumor Committee, which oversees clinical research on kidney tumors at more than 200 children’s hospitals around the world, for more than 10 years and has authored more than 150 articles, books and chapters on pediatric cancer. Dr. Dome was one of Alex’s Oncologists and we are so incredibly honored to be able to come alongside him and the researchers of Children’s to help fund new treatments for children and families still fighting.

Please know that today and EVERY day we are humbled and filled with such gratitude for YOU, Alex’s Army, for making this happen. We know that it is from YOUR support, that we are able to not only help equip the brilliant researchers fighting childhood cancer on the frontlines with the necessary funds they need, but that through your support we are able to bring a little bit of HOPE to the families who are fighting and to those who will be fighting in the days to come!

Beyond the funding presentation though, the day was special for another reason. Yesterday was the day we met Matthew and his family in person. Matthew is a Wilms Tumor Warrior who is currently on the Phase I REST Immunotherapy trial. To say meeting Matthew and his family was a blessing is an understatement…meeting the McDonnell family in person was EVERYTHING to our team. To have the opportunity to see Matthew full of energy, hugs, and smiles…was bittersweet…and he gives the BEST hugs! Inspired by Alex, Matthew, and all the children like these amazing kiddos are why we work so hard day in and day out to raise funds for research – to provide HOPE, to see SMILES, and to one day by the grace of God see CURES!

This was a GOOD day and we are so very thankful for the GOOD days!

On behalf of our Alex’s Army Board Members, our Alex’s Army team, Derek, Jacob, Caitlyn, myself and of course our sweet Alex…THANK YOU for having a heart to make a difference for our children fighting cancer…Thank YOU for being a part of Alex’s Army!

With Faith, Hope, and Love Always,
Jenni Green
President & Co-Founder
Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation

9th Annual Walk-N-Roll Photos

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Thank you 9th Annual Walk-N-Roll 5K and Fun Run Participants

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 9th Annual Alex’s Walk N Roll 5K and Fun Run a HUGE success. Perfect weather and an abundance of GOLD, there was a lot of love in the air Saturday! We were so humbled and honored to also have a staffer from Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s office who read a special letter from the Congresswoman and presented the Green Family with a plaque. Thank you to everyone who walked, ran, and rolled with us – who joined us Saturday to kick of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and in doing so helped take a stand against Childhood Cancers! It takes an ARMY to fight Childhood Cancer…TOGETHER WE ARE ALEX’S ARMY!

Complete Race results can be found at www.tri-performance.com (Note: There were some manual calculations on our end that needed to be done for the team medals.)

Congrats to our Top Finishers

Top Overall Female: Jessica Neal 583 21:41.9 / 7:06
Top Overall Male: Dylan Murphy 670 21:53.3 / 7:10

Female (age 4-10)

1. Mia Binkowski 255 27:53.6 / 9:07
2. Hailey Weinstein 253 28:42.0 / 9:24
3. Alivia Compton 262 35:35.6 / 11:38

Male (age 4-10)

1. Aidan Murphy 671 27:51.7 / 9:07
2. Jacob Preacher 681 28:39.4 / 9:22
3. Ethan Weinstein 252 28:46.9 / 9:25

Female (age 11-18)

1. Jessica Neal 583 21:41.9 / 7:06
2. Laura Gilbert 648 27:50.9 / 9:07
3. Kayla Swope 598 28:47.1 / 9:25

Male (age 11-18)

1. Dylan Murphy 670 21:53.3 / 7:10
2. Hayden Clinton 545 25:14.0 / 8:15
3. Jeremy Kochan 569 26:33.9 / 8:41

Female (age 19-99)

1. Katie Healy 678 25:28.4 / 8:20
2. Christie Albrite 533 26:05.3 / 8:32
3. Julie Gilbert 672 27:58.9 / 9:09

Male (age 19-99)

1. Sawyer Lubold 246 21:56.5 / 7:11
2. Mike Pool 586 22:46.9 / 7:27
3. Len Forkas 683 23:36.4 / 7:43

Top Team (Calculated by average time of Top 3 runners times for team)

1. Road Runners
2. Alex’s Dawg Pound
3. 14U Cannons Walk 4 A Cure*
*Team members on 14U Cannons Walk 4 A Cure were not listed in the team section so top 3 finishes average times were taken for their racers.

Top Corporate Team

This year for the first time we presented a diamond shape trophy/plaque to our Top Corporate Team. We were pleased to award this trophy to our Heart of Gold Sponsor, Edge Concrete!

Pictures

Fighting Childhood Cancer Until There's a Cure!