What a night! Team Consano is filled with gratitude for your support at Consano PDX! We raised $115,000, which supports the majority of our operating expenses for the year. Thank you for your generosity, for believing in our mission, for bringing joy to our lives, and for healing it forward with us!
We presented our 2017 Ripples of Hope award to an amazing father, patient advocate and now cancer researcher! When Andrew Woods’ oldest daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive form of childhood kidney cancer at the age of 4, he didn’t realize that his mission to save Stellablue would lead him down a new path in life. “It became my personal mission to attempt to provide more-promising treatment options, not only for my daughter, but also for any child suffering with a rare cancer.” Andrew, a contractor by trade, decided to shift his professional focus to cancer research and after a summer internship with Dr. Charles Keller at the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, moved with his family to Portland to work full time in the lab. Andy used Consano’s platform to raise the seed funding for his early research which then led to two large grants that continue to support his work.