This episode of What’s Up Bainbridge highlights a local nonprofit on Bainbridge Island: “Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer NW”.

In this episode, we meet Jack Southerland — the Board President of Make Some Noise: Northwest, which is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, registered in Washington State, and incorporated in March 2012.  This is the regional chapter of Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation, Inc., which funds pediatric cancer research at proven leading facilities in the U.S.

Jack Sutherland came into the studio to discuss the upcoming Youth Art Auction and Performance Event taking place on Thursday, June 5, from 6:30pm-9:00 at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. The purpose is to raise money for pediatric cancer research.  

The keynote speaker — Dr. Michael Jensen of Seattle Children’s Research Institute — has developed a method of reprogramming the body’s own immune system to kill cancer. This technique of genetically re-engineering an individual’s T cells has proven to be safe and effective in the laboratory.  Come and meet Dr. Michael Jensen and hear about his fantastic research on Immunotherapy and meet one of his success stories.

Experience the talents of BI Youth, who have donated their time and talents to help us Make Some Noise for Kids Cancer!  The event features a Bainbridge Island youth art auction, plus performances, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

This event is hosted by: The Junior Board of Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer-NW

Enjoy an artistic evening of visual and musical fun, fine food, and libations. In addition to an award winning youth art exhibit, entertainment will include up and coming young artists, musicians, and dance talent of Bainbridge Island. All artists are donating their talents to Make Some Noise for Childhood Cancer!

Proceeds to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Foundation Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

If you would like to attend this event or donate to Pediatric Cancer Research, visit the Make Some Noise: NW website at:

Credits: Host: Lyssa Danehy deHart; Interviewee: Jack Southerland;  Studio Technician: Kayla Black; Editor: Lyssa Danehy deHart; BCB ferry music by Dogfish Bay Studios; What’s Up music splash: Dave Bristow.