2018 ASCO was a huge success!

Did you ASCO? Well, we had a successful trip to Chicago lol'ing and getting down to business with some of our favorite folks and we're giddy to share! We kicked off the trip at the SARC (The Sarcoma Alliance For Research Through Collaboration) meeting that primarily focused on OSTEOSARCOMA (double tap that), where Mac and our buddy Lee Helman, who traveled from Los Angeles' Childrens Hospital were recognized. We hugged Dr. Bob Benjamin and Rich Gorlick of Houston's MD Anderson, where Willie used to do his treatments. We caught up with our University of Michigan pal, Beth Lawlor, visited with our Young Investigators old and new, Yvonne Mowery of Duke University, MD Anderson Andy Livingston, and Steve Dubois of Dana Farber at the poster session, AND we met our newest YIA addition, Adam Durbin, also at Dana Farber, at the Conquer Cancer Foundation's donor lounge. oh AND ALSO caught up with Bill Tap of Memorial Sloan Kettering at the Albert, and broke bread with Brian Crompton who traveled from Boston's Dana Farber at dinner. Are you winded from all the excitement? Chicago and wind...WE ARE!

10th anniversary and 12 QuadW Missional Internship sites!

A,B,C,D,E...K,M,P,P,R,R,R,R. We know our ABCs, but did you know that we have 12 live QuadW Missional Internship sites and it's the QuadWMI's 10th anniversary!!!! Beloved being doers, y'all!

QuadWMI is made up of college interns who dedicate their time to serve among the poor and marginalized, connect the churches and their communities, and are being transformed into vibrant leaders sharing God's love. Sites currently exist in Anniston, AL, Birmingham, AL, Columbus, OH, Dallas, TX, Elkhart, IN, Kansas City, KS, Mobile, AL, Pine Bluff, AR, Portland, OR, Reading, PA, Riverside, CA and Riverton, WY.

QuadW celebrates two new Young Investigators


Welcome our Young Investigators, Doc. Adam Durbin (ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation) and Doc. Lily Guenther (AACR Scholar In-Training) to our QuadW litter! Both Adam and Lily will conduct their studies at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston. Adam will conduct his study focusing on rhabdomyosarcoma, and Lily in Ewing's sarcoma. QuadW secret handshake y'all?


QuadW at CTOS 2017 (Maui, HI)

Hello Friends!

The QuadW Foundation recently took a trip to the Connective Tissue Oncology Society annual meeting in Maui. We have returned with the most exciting news! Here's a montage of our trip (click to watch). While we're proud of the work we've done over the past 11 years as QuadW, if Willie were diagnosed today, he would likely have the same outcome. After many conversations within the foundation and amongst our friends in the field, it is with much pleasure to ANNOUNCE our love and support for the launch of the Osteosarcoma Institute. With much gratitude, we want to give a shout out to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation - MMRF for their supporting in helping us devise our strategy and operationalizing the institute.

Please take a peek at the website and show your support by liking the OSI facebook page.

Here's the press release: 

With Love, 
Lisa W. Tichenor, Mac Tichenor, Taylor Tichenor, Elizabeth Trieu, Bret Alexander, Charlie Haggard, Ross Vick, Mary Katherine Clarke, Lauren Hayden Jordan, Johnny Peters, Neil Moseley, and Bob Mennel

Big Grant for Missional Internships

Willie wanted to spread love and give love all over. Mission work was a huge part of his identity. His love is infectious and continues to spread across the nation with the QuadW Missional Internship. We are seeing the vision of Don Woolley--Director of QuadWMI--come to life and could not be more excited to back the expansion of the program. 

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Big Love,
QuadW Foundation