Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment for Riley Hospital

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Riley Children’s Foundation, in partnership with Tyler Trent and his family, has created the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment for Riley Hospital to honor Riley patient Tyler Trent. This fund will support the Precision Genomics program at Riley Hospital for Children. Funds will cover genetic testing for families and aid in research to continue to search for a cure.

In November, Tyler broke the Riley Dance Marathon individual fundraising record by raising more than $101,000 for Riley cancer research through Purdue University Dance Marathon (PUDM). In recognition of Tyler’s extraordinary efforts, PUDM chose to dedicate the funds he raised to the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment for Riley Hospital.

”This fund for Riley cancer research is so meaningful to me and brings me great comfort and joy to know that perhaps lives can be saved moving forward and maybe, even if just a little bit, my battle and my fight with cancer has helped,” Tyler said. “Without research and genomics I probably wouldn’t still be here. Even if it has not cured my cancer, it has given me more days then would have been otherwise. For that, I am so grateful.”

Tyler received all of his treatment at Riley Hospital for Children, donated his tumor to the Wells Center for Pediatric Research (located directly behind Riley Hospital), and was recently honored at the Be the Hope NOW Luncheon hosted by the Riley Children’s Foundation where he received a Sagamore of the Wabash for his efforts raising money and awareness for cancer research through PUDM.

Donations to the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment for Riley Hospital can be made at RileyKids.org/Tyler.

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