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Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines Stand Strong Against Cancer

Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines Stand Strong Against Cancer

Alaska Airlines Plane Pull

Every 3 minutes a family receives a diagnosis of childhood cancer. It’s the number one cause of death from disease in children, and yet receives less than 3% of the federal government’s total funding for cancer research. But there’s been a breakthrough in the fight against pediatric cancers at Seattle Children’s Hospital—a new clinical trial immunotherapy treatment with an incredible 91% complete remission rate within weeks.

Alaska Airlines, Russell and the Seattle Children’s Hospital Strong Against Cancer initiative wanted to do something big. An event that would raise money and gain national attention for the breakthrough being developed at the hospital. Enter the Alaska Airlines Plane Pull. Super Bowl winning Quarterback Russell Wilson and comedian and actor Joel McHale each captained a team of 20 fans selected from thousands of applicants to see who could pull a 70-ton Alaska Airlines 737 25 feet the fastest!