CHICAGO, March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Super Jake Foundation, a volunteer-driven 501c3 charity fighting a rare form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma, today announced its annual fundraiser, the Super Jake Red Carpet Gala, meeting at Classes $400,000 for children with cancer. At Saturday February 12at the Ravinia Ballroom at the Westin in Wheeling, Ill.the event featured a live auction and over 200 silent auction items.
The Super Jake Foundation was established in 2005 by the parents and close friends of (Super) Jake Robert Widman. Jake lost his battle with neuroblastoma cancer when he was 4 years old. Matt and Ann Widman, Jake’s parents, devote their lives to funding research in hopes of finding the cure for neuroblastoma. Since its creation, the Foundation has raised over $3.5 million for children with cancer.
“We are thrilled with the incredible support we have received from our volunteers and sponsors,” said Jennifer Hatton and Ann Fahey Widman, co-chairs of the Super Jake Foundation. “As an entirely volunteer-run organization, we could not have put on this event without our incredible team of supporters. These funds will allow us to continue our mission to fight childhood cancer through further research and bring us closer to a discovery. a cure.”
Neuroblastoma is a rare childhood cancer that develops from immature cells found throughout the body. It most commonly affects children five years of age or younger.
The Super Jake Foundation works with Dr. Susan Cohn and dr. Chuan He.
About the Super Jake Foundation
The Super Jake Foundation — helping children win the battle against cancer — is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization created to honor Jake Robert Widman, who at the age of three was diagnosed with a rare and deadly form of childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. Super Jake fought his brave battle for over a year, enduring 10 rounds of chemotherapy, four surgeries and three bone marrow transplants. Although he was declared in clinical remission in February 2005he relapsed and died on May 27, 2005. Jake’s family started the Super Jake Foundation to fund and find a cure for neuroblastoma.
SOURCE The Super Jake Foundation