Our beloved Karen (Christi's mom) brought joy into the lives of all who knew her. She radiated charm, kindness, intelligence, and compassion. We expected many more years of her listening ear and wise counsel, but lost her too soon to ovarian cancer.
As long time supporters of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, we know their scientists are relentless in their work to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and related diseases. We started the Karen Callin Memorial Research Fund at Fred Hutch to honor Karen's memory and continue to support the Hutch in its mission to end cancer. They truly will not stop until they have better treatments — and even cures — for the cancers that threaten the lives of those we love.
If you would like to help us support the Hutch in Karen's honor, please consider donating here. We know many of you donated to the Knight Cancer Institute at OHSU, and we are grateful for those donations as well. If we are going to end the pain and suffering caused by cancer, we need to put our resources behind a solution. Your gift will spark hope for others by enabling researchers to develop new and better treatments, paving the way for a future free of this terrible disease.
Kelly and Christi