May 17 is DIPG Awareness Day—A National Movement

I discovered it was the 2nd most common pediatric brain tumor, and responsible for the majority of pediatric brain cancer deaths each year.  If brain cancer is the leading cause of death in kids with cancer, it’s hardly irrelevant, no matter how you define ‘rare’. May 14, 2017, Santa Clarita, …

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National Cancer Institute’s Office of Advocacy Relations: A Conversation with Patrick Mahoney

Childhood Cancer Talk Radio interviews Patrick Mahoney from the Office of Advocacy Relations (OAR) at NCI.  The March 16 discussion included a brief history of the National Cancer Institute, it’s role as a scientific research institution as well as resource of support and direction for millions afflicted with cancer.  “We …

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Virtual Running Event Benefits Pediatric Cancer Research and offers Global Support for the 2017 National DIPG Awareness Resolution

From anywhere in the world, all are welcome to participate in the “Virtual Relay for Jack” event, supporting a research project for DIPG, the leading cause of death in children with brain cancer.  The event also provides a rallying point for the groundbreaking National DIPG Awareness Resolution which addresses the …

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Letter to President Obama, 9/10/2016

There is a specialized killer loose taking the lives of 350 children a year in our country with certain regularity; I believe we’d be using whatever resources necessary to track him down if he were a person. Dear President Obama,                     …

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Regional Cancer Moonshot Summit Report

Cancer Moonshot Summit Report—Regional, Jack’s Angels Foundation, Santa Clarita, CA SCVTV Around Town Report On June 29, 2016, we were a group of 17 convening at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita for one of the few Southern California Regional Moonshot Summits, from a diversity of backgrounds and experience with …

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VP Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit 6/29

For Immediate Release Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Regional Summit—LA at The Master’s College 6/29 Monday, June 20, 2016 Santa Clarita, CA—On May 25 2016, Vice President Biden announced the first-ever Cancer Moonshot Summit to take place on Wednesday, June 29th, including conversations in communities across the United States. These …

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Relay for Jack: Local Communities come together in support of National DIPG Awareness Week

For immediate release Relay for Jack: Local Communities come together in support of National DIPG Awareness Week May 24, 2016, Santa Clarita, CA—HRes586 was introduced to the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on January 13, 2016, by Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) the day after the Moonshot Initiative was …

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“Action Days” coming for Kids on Cancer’s Death Row: HRes586 “Chad and Jack’s DIPG Resolution”

After Jack died I learned that DIPG is responsible for most of the brain tumor deaths in children, so, how many have to die until their lives are worth saving? April 2, 2016 Santa Clarita, CA—The significant rise in awareness for the devastating lack of funding for research into causes …

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MAY 28 “RELAY FOR JACK!” SUPPORTS PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH PROJECT

Jack’s Angels Foundation announces its 1st Annual “Relay for Jack!” Saturday, May 28 at Vasquez Rocks County Park in Agua Dulce, raising awareness to DIPG—cancer’s death-row for kids; the 2nd most-common pediatric brain tumor is responsible for roughly 80% of brain cancer deaths in children annually.   Event proceeds support “Jack’s …

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For Immediate Release 10.5.15

On October 17, ‘4Another’ finishes its Across-the-USA Run for Childhood Cancer Awareness with local Jack’s Angels runner at the Santa Monica Pier. Monday, October 5, 2015, Santa Clarita CA—John McKay and Everett Smith began their cross-country run on June 6, 2015 in Virginia Beach, VA, and their final three days …

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