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  • 2 boxes of prizes and activities

    Small Acts of Kindness: HALLOWEEN

    In memory of our son Owen, whose favorite holiday was Halloween, two boxes of toys, prizes and activities are heading to Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital today.  The hope is that these boxes will provide smiles to children stuck in the hospital over the holiday. 

    Interested in participating?  Check out your local Children’s Hospital’s website for their list of suggested items that can be donated. 

    Having spent many holidays “stuck” in the hospital during Owen’s treatment – we can attest to these small acts of kindness bringing joy to kids and families in treatment.  

  • mission SETH

    Make it Better MISSION:SETH

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 16 year old pediatric cancer fighter Seth.  Seth has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  

    Seth’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Seth would like to travel to Seattle to the Seattle Seahawks home, tour the FunkoPop Factory and spend time with his family.  

    About Seth:

    Seth is a 16 year old boy from Texas. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2017.  Seth has metastatic osteosarcoma and is in hospice care.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at  https://www.donorbox.org/mission-seth Your donations will go towards sending Seth and his family to Seattle to the Seattle Seahawks home and  tour the FunkoPop Factory.  Together we can make it better. #BecauseofSeth 

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations. Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!    Follow our Facebook page for updates and photos of current MISSIONS underway.
  • MISSION:Jayden

    Make it Better MISSION: Jayden

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 14 year old pediatric cancer fighter Jayden.  Jayden has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  

    Jayden’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Jayden would like to have a fun family experience with favorites Nickelodeon and soccer team FC Barcelona.

    About Jayden:

    Jayden is a 14 year old boy from Florida. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 2017.  Jayden is limited in activities due to spinal tumors causing paralysis.  Please act now.  Time is short and our mission is clear.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at  https://www.donorbox.org/mission-jayden

    Your donations will go towards creating an amazing family experience for Jayden and his two sisters. Together we can make it better. #BecauseofJayden 

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!

  • MISSION: KENZY

    Make it Better MISSION:Kenzy

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 17 year old pediatric cancer fighter Kenzy.  Kenzy has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  

    Kenzy’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Kenzy would like to take a trip to Hollywood/LA with her mom, six siblings and hospice Nurse. Kenzy wants to see the ocean and have a Hollywood experience. She will be traveling to Los Angeles from May 21-24. There are surprises in store for the 22nd, and we need something amazing for her to do on May 23rd. 

    About Kenzy:

    Kenzy is a 17 year old girl from Iowa. She has been battling osteosarcoma (bone cancer) since 2011 when it was discovered in her left leg. Kenzy has endured bone cancer, a leg amputation and lung metastases. Her time now is short and we need your help.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at  https://donorbox.org/mission-kenzy

    Your donations will go towards creating an amazing LA trip for Kenzy and her family. Together we can make it better. #BecauseofKenzy 

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!

  • 1st annual Owen Wicks Scholarship Awardee

    Congratulations Ashley Westmoreland

    In 2014, we awarded our first annual Owen Wicks Memorial Scholarship to Ashley Westmoreland of Remington, VA.

    This past December, Ashley graduated with honors from George Mason University with a degree in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. Ashley is now working as a lab technician in a genetic diagnostic program as she continues to work towards her dream of becoming a #Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) Research Doctor.

    We are so proud of all that you have accomplished so far Ashley. We can’t wait to see all the amazing things you continue to do.

  • Make It Better MISSION Allen

    Make It Better MISSION: Allen

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 15 year old pediatric cancer fighter Allen.  Allen has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).  

    Allen’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Allen would like to go with his family to North Carolina for a white-water rafting trip. 

    About Allen:

    Allen is a 13 year old boy from Louisiana. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in July 2016 and received limb salvage surgery in November 2016 but his cancer had already moved to other parts of his body. In July 2017, Allen had surgery to remove osteosarcoma in his lungs and now has an inoperable tumor growing in the lymph node between his lung and his heart that presses on his windpipe and makes him short of breath at times. He is still fighting and trying different treatments to slow down the growth but so far nothing has worked at all and his tumor is still growing.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at https://donorbox.org/mission-allen

    Your donations will go towards the cost of the rafting trip, accommodations, and gas cards to get Allen and his family to North Carolina. Together we can make it better. #BecauseofAllen 

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!

  • 2018 Warrior Angels Race Results

    WestRash Charities 2018 Warrior Angels 8K Race Results

     Congratulations to all our Warrior Angels 8K Participants!  

    Click here for the Warrior Angels 8K Event Results

    The Top 3 Overall Male winners:

    1. Ken Ekman  48  00:34:14.01 04:16 /km
    2. John Ridge  46  00:35:23.00 04:14 /km
    3.  Jordan Smith  16  00:38:02.26 04:45 /km

    1st and 2nd place Mens Overall Winners - Warrior Angels 8K

    1st and 2nd place Mens Overall Winners with WestRash Charities Board Member Scott Westenhofer

    The Top 3 Overall Female winners:

    1. Abby Seigel 15   00:43:37.12 05:27 /km
    2. Sarah Beth James 15  00:44:32.86 05:34 /km (*shows as Celeste Z on results list due to BIB exchange)
    3. Amy Lang  34  00:44:48.69 05:36 /km

    1st and 2nd Place Overall Womens - Warrior Angels 8K

    1st and 2nd Place Overall Womens Winners

     
    Click here for the Warrior Angels 8K Event Results

    Event photos coming soon….

  • Join us for the Warrior Angels 8K Event

    Warrior Angels 8K -Registration Now Open

    Registration for the Warrior Angels 8K is now open. 

    Join us for a 8K run around beautiful Burke Lake. This year’s Warrior Angels 8K event will bring together runners and walkers to raise money for Pediatric Cancer ResearchMake It Better MISSIONS (experiences, entertainment and comfort items for kids currently in treatment), and support services for pediatric cancer families.

    Learn more

  • Make It Better MISSION: Corey

     

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB Agents to complete a Make It Better Mission for 15 year old pediatric cancer fighter Corey.  Corey has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) is his left leg.  

    Corey’s Make It Better MISSION:

    Corey’s birthday is on December 19th.  He would love to receive cards from around the world – not only for his birthday but anytime!  Corey is also a gamer and would appreciate PlayStation gift cards or strategic board games.  Looking to help him remain as stylish as his teenage peers? American Eagle t-shirts are welcomed.  As for sports….Corey is a huge Chicago Bulls fan.  

    A brief glimpse into Corey’s heart…. when asked about his mission he also requested gifts for his two sisters who are 8 and 14. So if you’re spreading a little joy this holiday season perhaps pick up something for them too.

    About Corey:

    Corey is a 15 year old High School Sophomore from Oregon who has been battling Osteosarcoma since March of 2017. Corey underwent femur replacement surgery in his left leg and nine months of chemotherapy.  Still in a lot of pain after treatment, he returned to the surgeon to learn that his endo prosthetic leg had twisted. Corey is scheduled to have another surgery to correct it.

    How You Can Help:

    Donations can be made on our website or at

    https://donorbox.org/mission-corey

     

    Background on MIB Agents and WestRash Charities:

    WestRash Charities has teamed up with MIB to help kids like our son Owen, who we lost to Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in April of 2012 at the age of sixteen.  MIB works to fulfill MISSIONS aka“mini” wishes for osteosarcoma patients around the country. WestRash will work with MIB to try and fill as many of these wishes as possible.  Both WestRash Charities and MIB Agents are 501 (c)(3) Non Profits that are 100% Volunteer Organizations.

    Thank you for being a part of this MISSION!