Vancouver’s Trey Foote Foundation raises $12K for OHSU Doernbecher, Knight Cancer Challenge

Dr. Charles Keller; Lea Foote; Jim Foote; Olivia; Olivia’s dad, Todd

The International Air and Hospitality Academy recently sponsored the second annual Trey Foote Foundation fundraising dinner to support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital — specifically Dr. Charles Keller’s Lab.

The event was a huge success with more than 100 people in attendance. Dr. Keller spoke about the advances his team and his fellow researchers from OHSU Doernbecher and the Knight Cancer Institute are making, but the true star of the night was Olivia.

Olivia is a 15-year-old young lady who is currently battling leukemia. She spoke to the audience about her disease, what her life was like before cancer, some of the challenges she faces as her fight continues, but more importantly, she shared the hopes and dreams she has once her cancer is cured.

Trey Foote Foundation Board

“It was a real reminder why we are all here tonight and how important it is to support Olivia, support Dr. Keller, and more importantly, do our part to make the Phil and Penny Knight challenge a reality,” said Lea Foote. “What a rare opportunity we have to play such active role in fighting cancer.”

The event raised $12,000, and 100 percent will be donated to Dr. Keller’s lab and will put us $12,000 closer to fulfilling Phil and Penny Knight’s $500 million Knight Cancer Challenge.

Together we will raise $1 billion for OHSU to fight cancer.

Jim Foote
Father of Trey Foote and President of the Trey Foote Foundation
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  1. Olivia is such an inspiration. She is truly beautiful inside and out.

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Tamara Hargens-Bradley is a senior communications specialist for Oregon Health & Science University and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. She is the editor of the Healthy Families blog.
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