Nominate a Childhood Cancer Hero

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Nominate Your Hero September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we will be recognizing heroes who have made a positive impact on the lives of others. This includes patients, parents, hospital staff, volunteers, survivors, siblings, and more. We want to recognize the impact they have made, and we hope you will share their stories …

Memories of Boston College St. Jay

Twenty-one years ago this month, Boston College’s Jay McGillis lost his fight against cancer, but his legacy lives on for perpetuity through the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, created in his honor to help families who are tackling childhood cancer.  Resigned to death after his body rejected a bone marrow transplant from his oldest brother Michael, McGillis returned home for …

River City Men’s Chorus – Carry Your Heart With Me Concert Series

This summer, the River City Men’s Chorus will begin its fourth season. Originally formed as a completely voluntary community men’s chorus by Wayne Bailey, retired director of Choral Studies and professor of Vocal Music for Florida State College at Jacksonville. The group has grown to include over 40 diverse professional and amateur vocalists today. River City Mens Chorus is not only dedicated to artistic …

How NY Giant Kevin Boothe Helped the Jay Fund

New York Giants Offensive Lineman Kevin Boothe was recently approached by his alma mater, Cornell University.  He was asked by a Junior at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and the Chair of this years Battle of The Chefs, Marty Rauch, to judge this year’s philanthropic competition. The competition ran similarly to an “Iron Chef” style battle and requires 4-6 teams of 5 student …

Tom Coughlin Receives Inspiration Award from CASA Columbia

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University honored the Jay Fund’s very own Coach Tom Coughlin last week at the Pierre, as the CASA Columbia, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University hosted it’s 21st Anniversary Dinner. CASA was founded in 1992 by Joe Califano. Coach Coughlin and Jamie Lee Curtis were honored with the Inspiration …

Celebrity Golf Silent Auction Patient Designed Birdhouses

On May 19th at the Celebrity Golf Silent Auction, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation will be featuring one-of-a-kind birdhouses designed by our “Jay Fund Patient Artists”.  Each of these children are currently undergoing treatment for pediatric cancer. They have created priceless pieces of art that will go to the highest bidder in our Celebrity Golf silent auction. This project …