Today we kick off our September Hero’s Childhood Cancer Campaign, where we’ll be honoring a different hero everyday this month. Thanks to the many submissions and inspiring stories of the (too) many people who have been affected by childhood cancer. If you’d like to nominate a hero, it’s not too late! Just send a message to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund on Facebook with a short note about who your nominating and why, along with a picture. If you like a certain hero, donate to the Jay Fund in their honor.
Today, we honor Jay McGillis. Over 20 years after Boston College safety Jay McGillis died of leukemia, his memory remains intertwined in countless lives, most notably Tom Coughlin’s. In Jay’s name, Giant’s Coach Coughlin established The Jay Fund, which has given well over $4.5 million in grants to families suffering through cancer’s emotional and financial costs, so they could BE THERE for their families. Today, we honor Jay McGillis and his family and thank them for the legacy they have helped create in the Jay Fund, which with your help will last for perpetuity.