Jay Fund to offer thrilling experiences to pediatric oncology patients, families
New York, NY (January 24, 2014) – The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation will provide several NY/NJ area families tackling childhood cancer with thrilling experiences leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. The financial support offered by the Jay Fund is invaluable to families trying to make it through the costly process of childhood cancer, but the emotional support provided is equally important to the mission. The Jay Fund is thrilled to be planning some special opportunities for fun and creating happy memories.
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation has teamed with several organizations and individuals to provide NY/NJ-area families with a “time out” from the rigors of a daily life focused on tackling childhood cancer. These families will receive access to exclusive events including a Media Party on Tuesday, Jan. 27th, a special meet and greet with former NY Jet receiver Wayne Chrebet on Wednesday, Jan. 28th, special access to Super Bowl Boulevard and Ron Jaworski’s annual celebrity-filled party on Thursday, Jan. 29th. In addition, they’ll have VIP viewing access to various network TV shows throughout Super Bowl week.
“In football, coaches use time outs to refocus, reenergize, and reinvigorate their players. For these courageous children and their families, we hope these time outs can do the same,” said Coach Coughlin.
An 11-year-old boy with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a 25-yr-old young man with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, and the parents of a 2-yr-old daughter who recently completed treatment at St. Joe’s Medical Center for a brain tumor are some of those who will all receive a “Time Out” from the Jay Fund, which vows to BE THERE to help families in their daily struggles with cancer.
About The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund
Founded in 1996, The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation was created in the honor of Jay McGillis, a member of the Boston College Football team who developed leukemia. Then-Boston College head coach Tom Coughlin was inspired by the courage, compassion and faith he and his family demonstrated during the course of his illness. It is the mission of The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to assist children with leukemia and other cancers and their families by providing emotional and financial support to help improve the children’s quality of life and to help reduce the family stress associated with going through this crisis. This allows the families to focus on what matters most – the health of the child. The Jay Fund distributed well over $4.5 million in grants since its inception. New York/New Jersey area non-profit partners are Friends of Karen, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, St. Joe’s Regional Medical Center, Tomorrows Children’s Fund and The Valerie Fund.