Welcome to Jess's fundraising page!

On July 27, 2017, I will participate in the Young Associates Board’s (YAB) 15th annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, which raises funds to advance research and support services at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for patients with brain tumors.

Pediatric brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children and are fatal for almost half of those diagnosed. Yet, only $1 million is given annually for pediatric brain tumor research by government agencies. YAB has raised more than $1.5 million to date to further this lifesaving cause.

Please support my efforts by making a gift today! Any amount will make a difference, and all donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by Lurie Children’s Foundation.

With your help, more children battling brain tumors can receive the best healthcare possible and the opportunity to reach their greatest potential. As you may know, my coworker and friend Josefina Navar lost her son Diego to a brain tumor when he was only two years old just over one year ago. More research and support is needed to keep that from happening to other children.  I do this for Diego who was lost too soon. Thank you for your time and generosity! I am trying to raise just a little bit more than last year.