Why We Fight
The Jack Strong Foundation is a non profit charity that was established in memory of my son, Jack.
On December 27, 2013, two-year-old Jack Rollins was diagnosed with Stage 4, high risk, Neuroblastoma Cancer, and fought courageously for the next 3 years.
Jack had an enormous heart full of kindness. He visited and encouraged other children in the hospital, placing smiles and delivering hope, while he himself was in treatment and fighting. He brought communities and thousands of people from all over the world together with his journey. Jack embodied the strength and bravery of a true superhero, while showing us the power we each contain with the ability to love and help one another.
For this reason, we will honor the legacy of this beautiful child, with the beautiful soul, and continue the fight.
The causes of childhood cancers are largely unknown, and for the most part they cannot be prevented. In children, cancer is the number one cause of death by disease. In fact, it is responsible for more deaths than all other diseases combined. Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer and the average age of diagnosis is 6. Cancer affects all ethnic, gender, and socio-economic groups and more than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.*
*Taken from curesearch.org
The JackStrong Mission
It was Jack's mission to visit other children in the hospital or in treatment to hold a hand, share a toy, or to support them saying, "Tough things make you stronger."
The JackStrong Foundation seeks to continue giving superhero strength to children fighting childhood cancer. Through community initiatives, we will raise funds to bring encouragement and bravery to families affected by this disease while also raising awareness. We will continue Jack's legacy with compassion and determination.
The Jack Strong Foundation provides financial support to families that have children that have been impacted by Childhood Cancer. We personally know what the diagnosis of your child to cancer can do to the financial stability of a family.
Medical bills, medicine not covered by insurance, medical supplies, lodging for out of state treatments, traveling expenses, and meals. Many times, one or both parents need to stop working to care for their child in treatment.
The Jack Strong Foundation will provide the much needed financial and moral support to ease some of the burden from parents so they can remain focused on their child.