Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation to Disburse $500,000 to Support New York/New Jersey Families Tackling Childhood Cancer

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation today announced it will award grants totaling$500,000 to its community partners in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area for disbursement during fiscal year 2015. The grants will fund programs run by local organizations who share the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund’s commitment to providing comprehensive financial, emotional and practical support to families affected by childhood cancer.

The grants will help pediatric oncology patients and their families in a number of ways including:

  • Financial support for the management of household expenses that can range from mortgage and rent payments to hospital parking and public transportation fees
  • The purchase of therapeutic art and music supplies used during sessions that help to ease the fears of children undergoing treatment
  • Information and counseling for teens and young adults dealing with late effects of cancer treatment and survivorship issues
  • One-on-one in home support for siblings struggling with their brother’s or sister’s illness
  • Special events like holiday parties, summer camps, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that provide much needed breaks from treatment and other medical issues
  • College scholarships
  • Holiday Meals and Holiday Adopt-a-Family programs

“We are thrilled to award half a million dollars to our esteemed partners to assist their ongoing support of families facing the unthinkable,” said Keli Coughlin, Executive Director of The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund. “It is truly inspiring to work with these medical centers and non-profit organizations that support our cause and provide a wide variety of much needed help to families in New York and New Jersey metropolitan area communities.”

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund partners with the following hospitals and non-profit organizations based in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area to best serve families tacking childhood cancer:

  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center – The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey in Newark, NJ
  • St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center – The Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, NJ
  • NYU Langone Medical Center – Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in New York City, NY
  • Hackensack University Medical Center – Tomorrows Children’s Fund in Hackensack, NJ
  • Friends of Karen
  • The Valerie Fund

For more detailed information on all of the programs and organizations listed above, please visit  The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund can be found on all social media outlets by searching @tcjayfund.