Katie was a beautiful, loving, funny, sparkly 11-year old when she was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma. She courageously endured 5 rounds of chemotherapy and an 18-hour surgery and recovery, only to relapse and pass away a few months later. When creating this endowment, we asked Katie where she wanted to direct the funds. Her answer: to support research to find a cure for solid tumors like hers. The Katie Gerstenberger Endowment for Cancer Research supports the Jensen Lab at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Hospital. Katie would be proud of its growth and accomplishments!