Like many of you, we have a lot of questions during this challenging time. As we navigate through this, we keep circling back to one question that we can’t seem to shake. And one that we can’t get past. What happens to the kids who are fighting cancer and fighting for their lives, while life is on hold?
March 24th is finally here and if you would have seen us a few weeks ago, we were buzzing around and beyond excited for this day to arrive to kick off one of our largest fundraising weeks of the year. Although COVID-19 changed our plans, pediatric cancer continues to rage forward and our mission will not waiver. Now, more than ever we will remain focused on helping bring change to rare pediatric cancer research.
Today our Breakfast at Tiffany’s coffee events, presented by the JEM Project, were set to begin. Two mornings…nearly 600 attendees and our goal was $227,500.
Tomorrow Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving was planned. One day…42 locations and our goal was $175,000 for the day and $200,000 for the month of March. Ouch.
That’s an anticipated amount of over $425,000 of our annual goal… by the end of the week. Ouch.
Just as all of you, we are scared during these uncertain times. We are scared for all of the cancer families who are fighting to keep their immunocompromised children safe. We are scared for all of the hospitals filled with doctors and nurses, working day in and out. And although we are scared, we are in this together. We remain hopeful.
Thank those of you who have already donated this month towards our many initiatives before life came to a stop. Over the next several days, we had planned on these events bringing in a significant percentage towards our annual fundraising goal and have been stunned at the turn of events. If you are able to and feel compelled to donate, we would appreciate your support. Now more than ever. Together we can help kids fighting… beat cancer, grow hair and live their dreams.
💜 Much Love,
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT:
VIRTUAL JERSEY MIKE’S LUNCH: Yes we know, Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving was technically canceled. But not for ISF! Let’s show our local Jersey Mike’s franchise owners that we still have their back and support by ordering take out! Invite your co-worker, team or friend and plan on lunch together tomorrow… virtual style! Order for pickup or delivery through the Jersey Mike’s mobile app to make it simple! We are fortunate that ISF will benefit from all donations made by customers through March 31st… donations can be made through the app or at pickup.