Riley Foundation Announces Tyler Trent Endowment

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The Riley Children’s Foundation is partnering with 20-year-old Tyler Trent to create the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. The fund will support the Precision Genomics program at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. 


The Purdue University graduate discovered he had cancer at age 15 and has been raising awareness, helping others, and campaigning for a cure ever since. Trent received all of his treatment at Riley Hospital for Children and even donated his tumor to the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. Funds from the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment will focus on genetic testing for families and aid in research to continue to search for a cure.


Trent has worked hard to raise money for cancer research. He raised over $100,000 with Purdue University Dance Marathon, he founded an organization called Teens with a Cause and he even has his own bobblehead, officially licensed by Purdue. Most recently, he was honored with the Tyler Trent Courage and Resilience Award, a scholarship for undergraduate students at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus who have persevered and overcome significant challenges in their pursuit of higher education. 

To learn more about the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment, click here.

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