I Back Jack Foundation 
February 2015
        Backing Research                    Inspiring Hope                         Defeating  Cancer
"Success is like a snowball...it takes momentum to build and the more you roll in the right direction - the bigger it gets."  
Steve Ferrante, CEO of Pinnacle Performance

With your support and involvement, we are "rolling" in the right direction.  Together, let's continue to build momentum, back Jack, and make a difference.
Trial Funding - Photofrin

Last month we shared the outstanding news that we raised more than a quarter-million dollars in 2014, including more than $200,000 at the 6th Annual Back to School Event, in September.  This resulted in the Foundation being able to fund the expansion of a Photofrin trial for pediatric brain tumors directed by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. In simple terms, this trial offers non-toxic light therapy to both detect and treat brain tumors in children avoiding unnecessary radiation.

Two outstanding pediatric hospitals have been invited to join the study: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  I Back Jack's full support of this expansion means that our reach once again takes us coast to coast.

Both institutions have verbally agreed to participate in the study and formal agreements are being finalized, the precursor to opening the sites.  The I Back Jack Foundation is proud to be an advocate and partner in the quest for new treatments while making a difference for children locally and nationally.  
Bartosz Family and the NFL
Aaron Rodgers was proudly named one of three finalists for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, a distinction given to players for their work off the field. As part of Aaron's video tribute, the Bartosz family was interviewed by NFL Films about Rodgers involvement with childhood cancer. 

What was believed to be a story about Aaron and childhood cancer turned out to be a story about Aaron and one of his heroes . . . Jack.

To see the interview and be inspired by the legacy and love of Jack, 

Thank you, Aaron. And congratulations to the man we believe is the MVP on and off the field.
In This Issue
Trial Funding
Bartosz Family & the NFL
Blood Drive
Back Jack in 2015

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar:
September 14, 2015

7th Annual
Back to School Event.
Tee Up and Serve Up

The I Back Jack Foundation is honored to have Susie Schneider,
Stacy Bader, and Michelle Varhol serving as Chairs of the Event this year.

It's never too early to think about sponsorship and auction donation opportunities.

The kindness and generosity of the I Back Jack supporters allow us to continue to back research, inspire hope, and defeat cancer.

All Star Award

I Back Jack was again awarded the All Star Award by our email newsletter provider. 

 Only 10% of customers receive the distinction.  It's thanks to all of you who open and read these updates that we were awarded the honor. Thank you!

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Successful Blood Drive

We had a great turnout for the 3rd Annual Blood Drive in Memory of Jack and Christopher on January 31st! Many thanks to all those who waited lovingly and patiently to donate this lifesaving gift. 102 units of blood were collected which can save up to 306 lives!
There are numerous ways to back Jack from birthday gifts to donations, memorials to wedding celebrations, bake sales to lemonade stands, you've shown us that everyone has the ability to make a difference in the life of a child and can work to defeat this disease. 

Did you know that you can shop on Amazon and benefit the I Back Jack Foundation? Simply register your Amazon account by going to smile.amazon.com and select I back jack from the list of charities. Use the smile site every time you shop and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase back to the Foundation.  

How can you support I Back Jack? The possibilities are endless.
Have an idea of your own or looking for an idea? Email us at: info@ibackjack.org
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