Wylie Strotbeck was born in 1992 and lived vibrantly as a young boy playing sports, being creative and a great friend to all. The oldest son of Boathouse founder John and Stephanie Strotbeck, Wylie was diagnosed with Meduloblastoma, a very serious brain tumor, in his 12th year. After 16 months of brutal treatments, Wylie lost his battle. Along this journey, Wylie continued to radiate a positive spirit, ambition, humor and great love to all around him.
About Wylie’s Day & This Tee Shirt.
Wylie’s Day is dedicated to raising funds and awareness until the “day we find a cure for pediatric brain cancers”. As a 501c3 non-profit organization WDF provides funding to make huge strides in research and medical advancements for pediatric brain cancer. Every year Since 2005 when Wylie’s Day was founded, friends, family and the Boathouse crew attend the Philadelphia Parkway Run/Walk hosted by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This fundraiser has raised over 1.5 million dollars towards CHOP Pediatric Cancer research.
The Wylie’s Day / Boathouse Commemorative T-Shirt.
The Wylie’s Day shirt being sold today is the 14th edition of the CHOP run/walk. 100% of the proceeds will go to CHOP. The Strotbeck family is providing the shirts in order to raise awareness and funds. The shirts are a cozy spun cotton with vibrant WDF logo on the front and the WDF mission statement on the back.
Where Does The Money Go?
100% of your purchase will go to CHOP, immediately, to provide funding for cutting-edge research and to expedite clinical trials so that one day no child will suffer from this cruel and difficult journey. Brain tumors are the most common solid pediatric tumor. Currently, there are over 4,200 new cases of pediatric brain tumors diagnosed every year. Survival rates vary upon tumor type, but average 65%. These statistics have not changed in 30 years.