Russell Wilson's weekly visits to Seattle Children's Hospital included an added bonus this past Tuesday.
On behalf of his Why Not You Foundation and the Kasey Kahne Foundation, the Seahawks quarterback presented a check for $400,000 to the hospital's Strong Against Cancer initiative, which supports a new immunotherapy treatment for childhood cancer. The donation comes from funds raised by Wilson and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne's The DRIVE charity concert, auction, and golf event held this past summer at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.
"I am honored to be a part of Strong Against Cancer in partnership with Kasey Kahne to help cure pediatric cancer," Wilson said in a press release.
Wilson and Kahne's joint fundraising efforts began in 2014 with a $150,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. The pair raised $470,068 this year, with $400,000 going to fight childhood cancer, $10,000 again benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, $30,000 going to Wilson's Why Not You Foundation which works to end domestic violence, and $30,000 more going to Kahne's foundation which supports chronically ill children and their families.
Wilson and Kahne's third-annual The DRIVE event is scheduled to return to Suncadia Resort June 27-28, 2016.