Kasey Kahne, Russell Wilson raise $400,000 for Children’s Hospital

(L-to-R) Kelly Kahne of the Kasey Kahne Foundation, Dwayne Clark, CEO and founder of presenting sponsor Aegis Living, and Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and Why Not You Foundation.

Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson helped raise $400,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital and its Strong Against Cancer initiative.

Wilson presented the donation to the hospital on Tuesday. The money was raised thanks to this summer’s two-day "The DRIVE" charity event co-hosted by Wilson and Kahne. 

"I always enjoy coming home to Washington, especially for The DRIVE," said Kahne. "It is a great opportunity for me to stay connected to the community and to partner with Russell on such a special event and help the amazing team at Seattle Children’s Hospital cure childhood cancers."

The donation will aid research that supports immunotherapy — a medical treatment that harnesses the power of a child’s immune cells to fight cancer.