A Letter to Our Sponsorsfrom: Jonathan Cobb, President
Every day people from around the world, and from all walks of life, receive the heart wrenching news that will forever change their lives- you have cancer. This shocking news is just the beginning of a long and tenuous path, which will be unbelievably difficult, especially when it is a child.
In December, 2011, our family received such painful news about our six year old daughter, Julia. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, better known as bone cancer. Julia lost her battle with this dreaded disease on October 29, 2013, at the tender age of eight years old.
As a result of Julia’s diagnosis, we were fortunate to have a wonderful group of people which provided amazing support for Julia and our family. This group became Team JuCan, and subsequently, the JuCan Foundation was born. Through this foundation it is our desire and hope to honor Julia’s memory and courageous life by helping others who are on a similar path.
The mission of the JuCan Foundation entails several objectives:
- To assist families with monetary support as they face the hardships of cancer.
- To help with related expenses airfare, transportation, parking, lodging, and in some cases relocation to be close to a renowned cancer center such as MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
- To provide support and comfort to the family during a very difficult situation, especially when there are small children involved.
- To bring awareness about the lack of research and release of new medications for the treatment of pediatric cancer.
- To eventually build a residential facility, namely the JuCan Castle, to house families during their long term stays in the Houston area.
Our upcoming cause is to walk 4,000+ miles for the JuCan Foundation- from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Would you please consider becoming a Team JuCan Partner? Sign on. Become an active and involved member. Support the JuCan Foundation…
Thank you for helping us to help others fighting cancer. What we are doing could NEVER be done by us alone. We need YOU to help in our vision to WALK ACROSS AMERICA, FROM CALIFORNIA TO FLORIDA, FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS & RESEARCH. Together we will achieve heights never individually won.
Together, WE CAN,
Jonathan Cobb, President, JuCan Foundation
You can become a financial or providing sponsor. The JuCan Foundation is a Non-profit 501(c)(3) and your gift is 100% tax deductible, as allowed by law. Check out the sponsorship levels below and contact Sarah Oakley, or Jennifer Cobb – 888.995.8226 to inquire about joining the #TeamJuCan Walk Across America!
Heart of Ju- $10,000-$20,000+ – Your logo or name will be displayed (large size) on our Class A RV, through 14 states and more than 300 cities/towns, featured on the homepage of our website, and placed in the credits of any professionally produced videos of our journey. In addition, we will recognize your business through our social media platforms, t-shirts, and newsletters.
Clover – $5,000 – $9,999 – Your logo or name will be displayed (Medium Size) on our Class A RV, through 14 states and more than 300 cities/towns, featured on our website, and mentioned through our social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, e:Newsletter).
F.R.O.G. -$2,500-$4,900– Your corporate logo or name will be displayed (Small Size) on our Class A RV for the duration of our travel through 14 states and 300+ cities/towns, logo placed on our website, and mentioned through our social media platforms.
Rainbow – $1000.00-$2,499.00 – Your logo or name will placed on our website and mentioned through our social media platforms.
Butterfly – $100.00-$999.00 – Individuals/families/businesses wishing to contribute in honor of a friend or family member can have that person(s) name (if desired) placed in a special “In Support of/In Honor of/In Memory of” section on our website.
Providing Sponsors: Our Providing Sponsors will receive a benefits package for donations that corresponds in value to one of the levels listed above. Non-cash donations may include: Apparel (shoes, hats, sunglasses, etc), food, beverage, sample products, donated equipment, t-shirts, silicone bracelets, fuel, venue fees, and media/advertisement space or airtime. All Providing Sponsors will receive recognition through promotional materials and will have their name appear within the JuCan website.
KEY items are needed for the cross-country (8-10 month) walk. Our most current and critical sponsor needs are: Class A RV – food, fuel, and apparel sponsors.