DIPG Awareness Day—A National Movement

(H.Res.69 asks for a date henceforth, not just for this year, and retroactively–that May 17th be National DIPG Awareness Day.  The importance of the Resolution is with the raising of awareness to the negelect of pediatric cancer research in our medical research system, and the unacceptable realities that parents across …

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America’s Foremost Runner-Advocates for Children with Cancer

Live from Roy’s 100 mi Run for Christopher in Santa Clarita, CA, Roy Wiegand joins us for news on his progress, the support of the local community for his efforts to raise funds for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation.  We are joined by BethAnn Telford, veteran of the World Marathon Challenge, …

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Roy’s Run for Christopher

Who knew so much was beginning in Santa Clarita, CA, a medium-sized community with a significant influence and leadership in caring for others.  Childhood Cancer is not a comfortable subject for anyone, yet the unspoken rule of family is ingrained in certain members of this community, and it dominates here. …

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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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Roy Wiegand: Going the Extra Mile for Kids

On April 13 2017 Childhood Cancer Talk Radio interviewed Roy Wiegand of Burbank CA, suburb of Los Angeles, a local free-lance  musician with an evolving career as ultra-distance runner and advocate for children with cancer.  Roy began running later in life in his early forties, and has been “ultra-running” for about …

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“Run the Rocks!” Event Supports Research Project for Pediatric Brain Cancer

March 6, 2017, Santa Clarita, CA–Jack’s Angels Foundation of Agua Dulce, CA is organizing the trail running event “Run the Rocks!”—including a family walk—at Vasquez Rocks County Park 10700 Escondido Canyon Rd, Agua Dulce 91350, on Sunday April 30th 2017, with races beginning at 9am.  The event opens at 8:00 am …

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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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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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200 Mile Activist Run for HRes586 Makes History for DIPG, Childhood Cancer Awareness, and the State of California

For Immediate Release pdf. version April 19, 2016 Santa Clarita, CA—Ultra-distance runner and activist for children with cancer Everett Smith of Redlands, CA and Janet Demeter of Jack’s Angels in Agua Dulce, CA team up to promote “Action Days” for HRes586 in support of children currently afflicted with DIPG and …

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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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