Decoding Annie Parker

I was just informed about a new movie staring Helen Hunt, Decoding Annie Parker. The movie is about the discovery, led by Dr. Mary Claire King, of the BRCA-1 gene — a gene with tremendous significance for not only breast cancer research, but cancer research generally. The Seattle International Film

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Blood Transfusions and Vampire Weekend

As many of you may well know, sometimes in the course of cancer treatment blood transfusions are necessary. This was the case for Julia in recent weeks. Two units over six hours. Needless to say, lots of time to talk about things serious and not-so-serious. One of the lighter things

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What does that mean?

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re hearing words spoken but not understanding the words said? Unfortunately, this can be the case for a newly diagnosed cancer patient. This is how my wife and I felt four years ago when Julia was diagnosed at the age of 38

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How would you spend $50 million?

In what is good news for all people in the cancer battle now and for those in the future, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has recently received a donation of $50 million. The donor’s name is Lyda Hill and she’s pledged the funds to MD Anderson’s Moon

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Bellingham Bay – September 28, 2012

Team Julia had a great time participating in the Bellingham Bay Marathon/Half/5k in September! Team Julia had runners in all three distances — each person wearing their TJ hat with pride, running for a cause greater than themselves. When the race was done nearly $1,000 was raised to help fund

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Rodes City Run 10K – March 23, 2013

While the University of Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team continued its march through the NCAA tournament, another event had many people in Louisville abuzz. And Team Julia was there. Team Julia is proud to have had representation in the 33rd running of the Rodes City Run 10k, the second “leg” of

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Eugene Marathon – April 28, 2013

We had a great time running the Eugene Marathon on April 28th! Many thanks to all of our supporters–you helped Brad and Mike power through the finish line and raise awareness for our vital work in the fight against cancer. Thank you!

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Inspiring Hope Run/Walk – May 11, 2013

All too often hope is lost in the battle against cancer. But we can inspire hope by dedicating a run or walk to a loved one in the fight. This is why Team Julia had representation at the Inspiring Hope Run/Walk in Mukilteo, WA in May. Thank you, Kim, for

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Jr. Ski to Sea – May 18, 2013

A huge “Thank you” to our Jr. Ski to Sea team and their supporters! The event on Saturday was a great success. The kids had a blast and together raised nearly $400 for our research and benevolence work! *** Want to dedicate your next event to the work of Team

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Ragnar: Northwest Passage – July 19-20, 2013

We did it! Our fantastic team of 12 ran Ragnar on July 19-20! Spanning 200 miles from Blaine, WA south to the Langley Fair Grounds on Whidbey Island, Team Julia had a blast running this crazy relay race for the advance of our research and benevolence work. Here’s what our founder

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Ironman Canada – August 25, 2013

Team Julia is tough. That’s why we sent representation to IRONMAN Canada this year in Whistler, B.C. Building on the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Ironman Canada offered athletes a beautiful, challenging experience in a world-class venue – a fitting race as we strive to make Team Julia a world-class

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Bellingham Bay Marathon/Half/5K – September 29, 2013

We had a great time running the Bay on September 28! Team Julia race hats were represented in both the full and half marathons. The wind and the rain couldn’t drench our spirits as we ran for the advance of Team Julia’s research and benevolence mission. Thank you to all

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Baker Lake 50K Ultra – October 5, 2013

Julia’s cousin Brad needed a new challenge. Apparently several Ironmen and multiple marathons weren’t enough. And we’re glad, because Brad decided to run the Baker Lake 50K Ultra for Team Julia. What motivates a man to run over 31 miles at one time? In Brad’s case, a love for Julia

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Tough Mudder – October 6, 2013

Team Julia is tough. That’s why we had representation at this year’s Tough Mudder outside Seattle, WA. And one of the best people we can think of to have represented us there is Brian Porteous. His story is compelling. In fact, there was a time when participating in a Tough

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