JAJF's Founder Jon Albert Named 2018 CNN Hero



CNN Heroes has received more than 85,000 nominations from more than 100 countries since 2007. Jon Albert, Founder of the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, is the newest CNN HERO. CNN honors individuals who make extraordinary contributions and make a difference. When a parent is diagnosed with late-stage cancer, a family’s world is immediately turned upside down as children face the imminent loss of their young mom or dad. Imagine taking a fabulous family trip during your chemo and radiation treatments. Enter the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation. JAJF, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, treats children facing the looming loss of their young Mom or Dad to cancer to WOW! Experiences®—a prescribed timeout as part of treatment protocol together as a family away from their late stage cancer to create positive, cherished, (indispensable) memories while they can. JAJF has become exceptionally—even profoundly important nationally because of the lives they are measurably impacting across the United States since 2006. Oncologists prescribe JAJF as part of the treatment protocol for the patient, the spouse and their children. Oncologists have validated the medicinal impact JAJF is having in the immediate term and now longer term for these families especially the children who are losing their heroes and security blankets at such a vulnerable time. Oncologists validate the power of laughter and smiles—of positive, fun family time together.




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