The $1 million goal that Tyler Trent set to help raise awareness for cancer research has been reached, according to a report.
WLFI reported on Thursday that the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment at Purdue has reached the $1 million goal. The fund had reached $500,000 in donations earlier this week and the Walther Cancer Foundation is matching 100 percent of the total.
The goal was reached less than one month after Trent’s death.
“He helps people understand that if you are committed to doing something as he was and you really continue to work to do it and approach it in a very positive manner then you’ll be able to accomplish a goal,” said Robert Wallace Miller, the Director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research.
Trent also teamed up with ESPN’s V Foundation and published a biography to help raise money for cancer awareness. He used the final months of his life to advocate for cancer research in several ways.
After a long and courageous battle with bone cancer, Trent passed away on New Year’s Day.