RACING FOR A CAUSE
In 2004, nine-year-old Jaclyn was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Through chance events, she became connected to and later adopted by a collegiate lacrosse team as an honorary team member.
Later, Jaclyn shared her dream of helping all of the sick children in the hospital with her family. In 2005, the Murphy Family created Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors, allowing them to: Live in the Moment... Play in the Moment. Today Friends of Jaclyn has helped over 760 families with brain tumors and other childhood cancers.
FOJ FEATURED ON HBO
Friends of Jaclyn Foundation has been featured twice on Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel. See how far Friends of Jaclyn has come since our first feature on Real Sports with Bryan Gumble in 2009.
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Anthony Alfredo and AFA Motorsports have recently partnered with JDRF to help them get the word out about Type 1 Diabetes. T1D is a completely different disease than Type 2 Diabetes and is often misunderstood. Anthony will be using his racing program to help educate the public about T1D and help raise funding for research. In Anthony’s own words:
“My cousin Morgan is a few years younger than me and was diagnosed with T1D just after her sixth birthday. I grew up seeing how she had to deal with the disease by pricking her finger 10 - 12 times a day to check her glucose level and giving herself insulin injections to manage her blood sugar, so I have a very personal interest in wanting to see advancements made in treatments and hopefully, someday there will be a cure. We made the decision recently to use my racing platform to promote a great cause and T1D was naturally our first choice, so I’m very happy to be working with JDRF on this initiative.”
To help and learn more visit: http://www.jdrf.org/