$60,000, 12 Hours, 1 Fight...

$60,000, 12 Hours, 1 Fight...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Governor Dave Heinemann declared September 18, 2014 Team Jack Day in Nebraska. Little did the whole state of Nebraska know that they were going to raise more than $60,000 for pediatric brain cancer research during the 2nd Annual Team Jack Radiothon in just 12 short hours.

From 6am until 7pm, KLIN of Lincoln, 1620 The Zone of Omaha, 94 Rock Norfolk and Big Apple Radio of Nebraska City, took over The Railyard and broadcasted under the cube in downtown Lincoln, NE. The station broadcasted many stories from pediatric brain cancer families as well as many celebrities that are directly affected by this ugly disease.

“Medical authorities … people in pediatrics … they need money, they need money for research. The more research the better opportunity we got giving kids a fighting chance,”  said Dick Vitale, ESPN Sports Analyst, during his interview for the radiothon.

While Dick Vitale gave his heartfelt message about the importance of funding pediatric brain cancer and research, we were encouraging everyone across the state of Nebraska to join in the fight. As the day progressed there were many businesses and volunteers that made the day possible – all fighting this fight in many different ways. We believe that Joe Andruzzi said it best, “money is the root of all things … but … time is more valuable than anything. There is only so much time we have on this earth. Every little bit counts and it really does go a long way.

The Team Jack Foundation has committed over $1.1 million in the past two years for pediatric brain cancer research.

“Smaller organizations help start up ideas. They provide the basis for which we can then develop substantive projects and then can go on to really get big funding. Without smaller organizations, we really cannot start with these unique and innovated ideas,” said Dr. Liliana C. Goumnerova, MD, Director for Pediatric Neurosurgical Oncology at world renowned Boston Children’s Hospital, during her interview for the September 18 radiothon.

Together we can really make a difference in this fight for pediatric brain cancer research.

“Come on now, … these are kids … our future…these are families that have to live this day in and day out…” - Dick Vitale, ESPN Sports Analyst

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