Our mission is to help families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support. From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we are part of the team, allowing parents to solely focus on their child’s well being. Our goal is to BE THERE for parents facing the unthinkable so they can be there for their families.

Meet Our Families


“It took less than a week and a check was sent on our behalf (for assistance) and we are very grateful. We were not in a position to deal with our expenses.”

Pat and Rick, Evan’s Parents


“It’s so good to know that the Jay Fund is there because it took a lot off my mind so I could focus on what was important – Courtney. The Jay Fund is there when you need them, no questions asked. I am forever grateful.”

Janice, Courntey’s Mom


“The Jay Fund made a little boy very happy with parties and tickets to see the Jaguars play. Just to see my son’s face…WOW!”

Luke with big brother, Jacob


“Thanks to the support provided by the Jay Fund, we were able to spend precious time with Lyla that would not have been possible without their help. It was time that we would have never had and time that we will never get back, and we will be forever grateful for the Jay Fund’s help.”

Ryan and Sarah, Lyla’s parents


“Our daughter, Whitney, has had to battle cancer two times already in her 13 years. Both times, my wife had to take time off work to take her to the many hospital visits. It is a relief to know there is a foundation like this to financially help out families with critically ill children.”

Tracy, Whitney’s Dad

Tom Coughlin with patient

“If it were not for the Jay Fund, there are times that our family would not have had a meal to eat, or even electricity, water phone or gas for our car to take Danielle to the doctor.”

Melinda, Danielle’s Mom


“We are just one of the many families that have been helped by the Jay Fund. The help they provided us allowed us to focus on being a family. We could be in the hospital with er 24 hours a day and not worry about losing our home. Knowing we had assistance made so many other decisions easier.”

Pete, Savannah’s Dad

How We Help

From paying household bills to giving professional financial guidance, you’d be surprised at all the ways Jay Fund helps take the financial and emotional burden off families.


Upcoming Events

JayFund_celebgolf_Logo_CMYK-150x150 20th Anniversary Celebrity Golf Classic
May 17, 2015

The 20th Anniversary Jay Fund Celebrity Golf Classic is officially set for May 17-18, 2015 at the world-famous TPC Sawgrass facility.  We’ll welcome in dozens of sports and entertainment stars from all over the country to celebrate and rally around families facing the unthinkable. Last year, we celebrated the incredible determination, commitment, courage, strength and […]

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March 24, 2015

Jacksonville, FL – Action Sports’ Dan Hicken, long-time friend of Coach Coughlin and the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, caught up with the Jay Fund at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Jacksonville for the 11th Annual Wine Tasting Gala.  In the story, Coach Coughlin addresses the all the fun of the Gala as well as […]

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