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Winning With Wyatt supports pediatric brain tumor research at leading institutions to find a cure for the disease that is the leading cause of cancer deaths in children. The foundation is also dedicated to building awareness of the impact brain tumors have on children and advocating for more advanced treatment.


Winning With Wyatt was established after a child, family and community experienced the impact of pediatric brain tumors in multiple children, including Wyatt. A commitment was made to advocate and fund pediatric brain tumor research, which is drastically underfunded.



Dan Hare, Board Member

Dan is a co-founder and board member of Winning With Wyatt. The Hare family created Winning With Wyatt following their son Wyatt’s diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer in 2016. In addition to being an advocate and fundraiser for brain tumor and cancer research, Dan is also a communications and public relations professional. Originally from Kansas City, Dan and his family currently resides in La Grange, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

Kim Hare, Board Member

Kim is a co-founder and president of Winning With Wyatt. Her son Wyatt was diagnosed and treated for brain cancer in 2016. Following Wyatt’s treatment, Kim dedicated herself to raising awareness about the disease and funding critical research through world-class research institutions. Kim has over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and is licensed in Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska. Originally from Kansas City, Kim and her family currently reside in La Grange, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

Dan and Kim represent Winning With Wyatt on the Executive Council

of the Children's Brain Tumor Network.


Tom Hoekstra, Board Member

Tom is a board member and treasurer for Winning With Wyatt. He is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their business assurance practice. He is a licensed certified public accountant in Illinois and New Jersey, and he earned his B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tom’s commitment to raising awareness and funding for pediatric brain tumor research began in 2011 when his son began treatments for brain cancer.

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Megan Kostal, Board Member

Megan joined the board for Winning With Wyatt in 2022. She holds a master’s in mathematics and education from DePaul University and currently works in education supporting high school students in their study of mathematics. Her commitment to raising awareness and funding for pediatric brain tumor research stemmed from her daughter Sophie’s treatment of brain cancer in 2006.

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Leslie Stahulak, Board Member

Leslie joined the board for Winning With Wyatt in 2022. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and currently works at Lurie’s Outpatient Center in Westchester, Ill. Her passion for raising awareness and funding for pediatric brain tumor research stems from her work on the Neurosurgery, Neurology and Endocrine inpatient floor, where she cared for patients (and their families) newly diagnosed with brain tumors.

Winning With Wyatt is a non-discriminatory, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to the research of pediatric brain tumors. The foundation does not discriminate against sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

Winning With Wyatt, Inc. is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3, ID Number 82-1239928, of the internal revenue code

All contributions to Winning With Wyatt are tax deductible

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