UPDATE: Team Jack Radiothon Raises Approximately $60,000

Team Jack Radiothon Raises Approximately $60,000
Team Jack Radiothon Raises Approximately $60,000

UPDATE: Team Jack Radiothon Raises Approximately $60,000

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lincoln, NE--20 radio stations across the state took part in the 2nd Annual Team Jack Foundation Radiothon at The Railyard in Lincoln.

The Radiothon raised approximately $60,000 for the Team Jack Foundation whose primary mission is to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research.

"Our family was recently reminded about the importance of funding pediatric brain cancer research. Jack is currently the direct beneficiary of research. His current clinical trial treatment is the result of research that was funded by others, before he was ever a brain tumor patient," Andy Hoffman, volunteer CEO of the Team Jack Foundation said. "These kids need your help. We need money for research. The treatment modalities must be improved upon for all children. This Radiothon will help do this in a big way."

The Team Jack Foundation said among this year’s program highlights, are tentatively scheduled celebrity interviews with Olympic Gold Medalist & Sports Commentator, Scott Hamilton, Cincinnati Bengal, Rex Burkhead, Renowned Sportscaster, Dick Vitale, Super Bowl Champion & 2013 Boston Marathon Hero, Joe Andruzzi, Producer of the ESPY’s Maura Mandt, comedian and actor, Larry the Cable Guy and many more to be announced. In addition, several families impacted by pediatric brain cancer will share their journey and experiences with listeners, including Emma Gehring’s story from her parents, Brent and Kathryn Gehring, of Papillion, Nebr. Emma was diagnosed with a formidable brain tumor in January 2013, at only seven months old. Recently, after her tenth MRI, the family found out they would need to find a new treatment plan and go through another surgery. Emma is just one of the thousands of children who will benefit from the cutting-edge research and treatment that the Team Jack Foundation is currently helping fund.

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