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    SoCal Golf Friends! Save the date of Monday, August 1st for the Annual Dear Jack Classic Golf Tournament! We'll be back at TPC Valencia this summer! Check out last year's video recap courtesy of our awesome volunteer Eric Cwiertny!

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    As we jump headfirst into 2016, we are launching programs that are solely activated by DJF.  The first of these projects is our "Life List" program, where we will work closely with adolescent and young adult patients who have received life-threatening cancer diagnoses to help them attain the dreams that cancer has pushed just out of reach.

    The program draws family, friends, and the Dear Jack community into the long-term project of bringing to life each patient's Life List. Drawing inspiration from the passing of our dear friend Abby Fessler (whom we lost to cancer in 2015), the Life List provides the opportunity for patients to have something to look forward to aside from their next round of treatment. With the launch of our new website in late January, you’ll have the opportunity to help facilitate checking items off of these lists and even giving directly to the program. Please stay tuned for opportunities to become involved!

    Our first DJF Life List patient is Paige McCoy. Paige is a 28-year-old woman who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the fall of 2015. Her only chance for a cure was to receive a bone marrow transplant from a stranger, and that opportunity will be realized this year! Paige’s transplant is set for late January, and she’s grateful to have the opportunity to have other things to look forward to, as she faces at least a month in the hospital prior to the transplant, and several months recovering from her transplant.

    Here’s a glimpse at Paige’s list:
    - My sister Jenny's no-bake cookies
    - See my grandparents in person before my transplant. They live in Northglenn, Colorado; they were on vacation and then became sick, so I have not seen them since I was diagnosed.
    - Grandma's homemade apple pie
    - Renew wedding vows with my husband/partner.  Nothing big (no dress, no suit), just immediate family.
    - Attend an Ellen DeGeneres show taping in Los Angeles.  It would be pretty cool if it was during one of her giveaways. ;)
    - Be in the background with Aubree and Katy during the filming of the Bachelor's home visit to Denver.  We used to do Bachelor/Bachelorette viewing parties before I was diagnosed.
    - Attend the Adele concert at the Pepsi Center in Colorado (6/16 or 6/17).
    - Hold a baby animal at the zoo.

    If you would like to become involved or have any resources to help make any of the items on Paige’s list become a reality, please email us at info@dearjackfoundation.com. Thank you!

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    We are so happy to share that DJF founder Andrew McMahon's documentary, "Dear Jack," is now available on Netflix!  The film, which is narrated by Andrew's friend, Tommy Lee, and directed by Corey Moss and Josh Morrisoe, chronicles his journey from diagnosis at the age of 22 through treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, amidst the release of the first Jack's Mannequin album, "Everything in Transit."  It was this experience that led Andrew to founding DJF in the hopes of making a difference for other AYA cancer patients and survivors.
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