Research Funding 2018
Proceeds from our local event May 20, 2018 will benefit the DIPG Research Fund at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Jack’s Angels is completely volunteer driven with minimal overhead and minimal expense for advocacy work. All donations to Jack’s Angels benefit our mission: Awareness and Research for DIPG, and Advocacy for Children with Cancer. Special events disclose specific research projects. Donations have not reached the point of our being able to give to larger projects such as PNOC or the DIPG Collaborative, but we are hopeful for this year.
Our 2018 priority for research funding is the DIPG Research Fund at our local children’s research institution, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Our 5-year Financial and Mission Report is coming March 5, 2018.
We were lucky to have the opportunity to support pre-clinical research for DIPG through the Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, or cc-TDI, supporting a project for DIPG called “Jack’s 12 Pebbles” at the Institute with Jack’s Angels Relay for Research 2017. For donations, we include programs which raise funds for various research projects:
- CHLA–DIPG research fund at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
- MonjeLab–DIPG research at Dr. Michelle Monje’s lab at Stanford University in California
- Jacks12Pebbles–DIPG research at CC-TDI biotech lab in Beaverton, OR
NEWSFLASH! Encourage your representatives in the House to sign H.Res.69, the National DIPG Awareness Resolution designating MAY 17 as National DIPG Awareness Day!
Donate art materials, family movies, journals, pens, and other care package items to “Project Angelbox”! Follow the link for more information.
Jack’s Angels relies solely on the generosity of family, friends, and donors to continue its operating costs as a business entity and execute its mission. We believe in the creative power of our scientists and allowing for that is paramount to any major scientific discovery. Science is a collaborative effort that engages the intuitive intelligence also that lies “outside the box.” Where developing drugs is very important, and their clinical trials, the study of nature–what she’s doing–and why, are equally important in the long-run. The missing link is determining causes and conditions. Massive data searches and analyses create jobs and cost money!–and create clues for research directions.
Activism for our cause comes with a price, as does everything involving human activity and commerce. We appreciate so much those who have made this possible for us… but it is finite, and we need and encourage new awareness and support. Thank you for considering it. Any amount is vital to our survival and we don’t take it for granted.
As President of Jack’s Angels Inc, I am very slow to get to all the ‘thank yous” on my mind to send. Most of the time it is one person working, or my I.T. and media specialist volunteer saving us from losing our web-presence, as she has done and continues to do. Take a bow, Sandra Beck; you’re amazing and we love you!
Thank you for considering supporting Jack’s Angels.