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Have you heard about DJF's volunteering partnership with Love Hope Strength (LHS)?  Check out what DJF founder Andrew McMahon has to share about the collaborating with LHS!  You can become a DJF volunteer with LHS at a concert in your area by signing up here.

August 23, 2015

Today marks an important day for our founder, Andrew McMahon, as he celebrates the 10th anniversary of his life-saving stem cell transplant from his sister, Kate, and the release of his former band Jack’s Mannequin’s debut album, “Everything in Transit."

Many of Andrew’s family, friends, and supporters have helped commemorate this date in the past by supporting our partner organizations. This year, we're asking Dear Jack Foundation (DJF) supporters and Andrew's fans to join him and DJF in the #DearJack72KChallenge. Did you know that 72,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year? With your help, we hope to raise $1 for each of those young cancer patients. Since we launched the 72k Challenge on August 19th, we have raised over $15,000 of our goal!

Please share and help spread the word using #DearJack72KChallenge on social media.

Thank you for your support of Dear Jack Foundation and its mission to advocate for and support initiatives that directly benefit adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer. Every dollar makes a difference.


This year marks a very important milestone in Dear Jack’s founder Andrew McMahon’s life. On August 23rd, Andrew is officially 10 years cancer-free. We are commemorating this milestone by embarking on our most ambitious fundraising effort to date. We call it the 72K Challenge.

Each year, there are 72,000 newly-diagnosed Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer patients. The AYA population consists of young adults 15-39 years of age. Our goal is to raise one dollar for each newly-diagnosed AYA patient and use those dollars to fund initiatives that make a difference in their lives.

For 10 years, DJF has been working hand in hand with philanthropic organizations to advocate on behalf of this underserved community. Our efforts have funded college scholarships for young adult cancer survivors, added more than 1,000 new names to the national bone marrow registry, supported one of the first AYA medical fellowship programs, and provided AYA cancer patients and survivors with opportunities to attend adventure camps with their peers, just to name a few achievements. This year, we are gearing up to execute the first-ever program, wholly conceived, funded, and organized by DJF. We will be hosting a series of one-day seminars targeting AYA cancer patients as they make the transition from treatment into survivorship. This is a particularly precarious time for young adults, and we are hopeful that our work in this area will give those attending essential tools for a healthy transition back into their lives, post-cancer.

To join the 72K Challenge, click here.

You can also help by joining us on Thunderclap. Thunderclap is a tool that lets our message be heard when you and your friends say it together. Think of it as an "online flash mob.” We can share the same message at the same time spreading it through Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Once we reach 500 people supporting the 72k challenge on Thunderclap our message will launch together!

Join Thunderclap by Monday August 24th. Together, let's create a strong voice for the generations of young adults diagnosed with cancer. Click here.
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