Snoqualmie family hoping to raise $14,000 for cancer research

A Snoqualmie family and the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation are partnering up in an effort to raise $14,000 for brain cancer research in honor of Zander Wainhouse.

Zander, who was diagnosed with a rare type of brain cancer in 2020, would have celebrated his 14th birthday on April 24. He died last December at age 13.

Despite this, Zander’s family said he maintained a positive spirit and never stopped smiling.

“To honor Zander’s legacy of kindness and giving, we want to find a cure and give hope to the next family dealing with cancer,” said Angelina Wainhouse, Zander’s mom. “Our children desperately need new treatments to fight cancer.”

Besides a financial donation, there are four other ways to participate in the fundraiser:

  1. Remember Zander and celebrate his life by doing something fun on April 24 or in the months of April & May. Do whatever brings you joy for 14 minutes, 14 km, or 14 miles.
  2. Talk about it on social media, with #doitforzander #my14forZ, and raise awareness about childhood cancer and the need for funding.
  3. Tell Zander’s story so we can change the story for the next teen battling cancer
  4. Pay it forward with love, do 14 acts of kindness in April and May.

The Wainhouse family will be walking 14 kilometers for three days between April 22 and 24. Throughout the months of April and May – which is Brain Cancer Awareness Month – the Wainhouse Family will be walking a total of 350 kilometers, one kilometer for each day Zander battled cancer.

To donate to the fundraiser and read Zander’s story, visit: