The Hunt for Hope is an adventurous scavenger hunt designed to raise funding for and awareness about inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Hunts for Hope have been held throughout the United States. This is the third Alligator’s Hunt for Hope Adventure in Houston. It is spotlighting native Houstonian, Carter Lee, who was diagnosed with IBC six years ago. Her friends and family affectionately refer to her as “Alligator”.
The Alligator’s Hunt for Hope is special because several months ago, MD Anderson’s Morgan Welch IBC Clinic team doctors and researchers met to identify needed research projects to continue their combat of IBC. Specifically, they identified a project that aims to determine how pro-inflammatory modulates the inflammasome response by the interaction between IBC cells and its surrounding cells, and to develop an effective inflammasome-targeted therapeutic approach for IBC. (Click here to learn more about the project.) The money Houston’s Hunt for Hope raises will go directly to funding this exciting research to be conducted at MD Anderson. Importantly, the costs of the event have been underwritten, so all of the funds raised will go to financing this hopefully life-saving and life-extending research project. All donations are tax deductible. The proceeds from Hunt for Hope benefit the IBC Network Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization and will be earmarked for this research project at the MD Anderson Morgan Welch IBC Clinic.