The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, the Today Show, NBC’s Sunday Night Football and CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
A national 501(c)(3), JAJF treats children facing the imminent loss of their Mom or Dad diagnosed with cancer to WOW! Experiences. Our Coalition of Oncologists prescribe these WOW! Experiences which give families the opportunity to take a break from cancer and create cherished memories in amazing destinations. Oncologists have validated the medicinal impact JAJF provides both immediately and in the future for the children who are losing their heroes at such a vulnerable time. JAJF has provided WOW! Experiences® to thousands of children and their Moms and Dads across the United States since 2006.
Why Benefactors Choose Jack & Jill
JAJF investors and benefactors understand cancer does not just strike Mom or Dad; it strikes their children as well. JAJF is a unique organization serving an overlooked population. So many cancer patients just won’t be saved by the next wonder drug, trial or hope for a cure. Our supporters want to help us continue to fight the fight for treasured family time.
JAJF is supported by individual financial donors and corporate in-kind partners who make WOW! Experiences® possible. The praise we are most proud of is when people repeatedly say how measurable their contribution is. “There is no black hole. We know where our financial support goes. We see it, hear it, feel it and experience the measurable, meaningful impact.”
Our foundation seeks to remind everyone that it should not take a terminal diagnosis for us all to slow down and celebrate family. We are educating and reinforcing to children and adults alike the importance of family time and the long-term value of family memories.
Reasons to Invest in Jack & Jill
Here are just a few highlights, notes and tangible reasons to invest in JAJF:
Power of WOW!
To see JAJF’s impact and the Power of WOW! in action, visit our Appreciation Archives filled with family smiles and poignant notes and our From the Heart Series.
The Smile Book
Supporters receive an annual report from JAJF known as their SMILE BOOK. It showcases the smiles and sheer gratitude, joy and relief of just a few of the many of our families (your families) we treated that calendar year. Sharing the smiles is the best way to say, “thank you.” Every member of the WOW! Society and everyone who sponsors a full WOW! Experience receives a Smile Book.
JAJF receives their families strictly from Oncologists’ prescriptions. A unique coalition comprised of the leading oncology hospitals in the nation including MD Anderson, Vanderbilt, TN Oncology, Sarah Cannon, City of Hope, UCLA, Cedars Sinai, Sloane Kettering, Yale Cancer Center, Emory Winship, Univ. of Chicago, Walter Reed, Duke, Dana Farber, Johns Hopkins, Moffitt, Florida Cancer Specialists, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Grady, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence at Grady, Piedmont Cancer, Univ. of Kansas Medical Center (KUMED), Huntsman Cancer Center, NY Presbyterian, Couric Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente, Fred Hutch (Hutchinson Cancer) Arizona Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic and Mayo. Please see the full list of Oncology Partners under the Oncologists’ tab.
JAJF Mandate to Sustain:
At our 2017 national Board meeting, we established a JAJF Mandate to Sustain—to make sure we are here in another thirteen years and beyond for those families who will not be saved by the next wonder drug, clinical trial or hope for a cure. To sustain the importance of treating the families; not the cancer®.
Cancer Touches Everyone:
Cancer is the great equalizer. Jon has attended and spoken at various cancer symposiums and events, where leading professionals have enforced the need for JAJF’s work.
- “Cancer will claim 100 million lives in the next decade. Every family will be touched by cancer...we can’t let cancer (this war) continue to rob us of our loved ones.” - Ronald DePinho, JAJF Oncologist and former President of MD Anderson Cancer Center
- “JAJF must continue to fill these prescriptions as part of treatment protocol.” - Executives at the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Make an Impact with Jack & Jill
Help us spread the Power of WOW! and continue our mission to treat the families, not the cancer. Here are few way to get involved:
Adopt (sponsor) and fully fund your own JAJF family for $1500.
Historically, the average out-of-pocket cost for JAJF to treat a family of five to six family members to a full WOW! Experience is just under $1500. We fully leverage our in-kind support and cover everything from driveway to driveway. Adopt your own JAJF family or join together as a family consortium to become a Founding member of the WOW! Society.
Make a donation to support JAJF in honor or memory of someone.
We will notify the recipient of the donation on your behalf.
Ask for the gift of time.
In lieu of extra gifts, many this year are asking their family and friends to help a late stage family spend time together. Whether it’s a holiday or birthday, please consider sending a brief note asking friends and family to give the gift of time and cherished memories to children who are facing the imminent loss of their Mom or Dad.
JAJF helps families to create lasting and inheritable memories that can only be measured by the families themselves.
Meet our family circle, the families who have been prescribed smiles, joy and fun family memories. These moments are the best gift—and medicine—leaving families with cherished memories to inherit.Our Family Circle
Our Supporters appreciate cancer does not just strike the Mom or Dad; it strikes their children as well.Donate