Tomorrow is a big day! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and my family and our insurance agency, The Home Agency, are teaming up with Team Jack again to help raise money for the Team Jack Foundation which provides money for pediatric brain cancer research. The Team Jack Foundation is putting on a radiothon on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union Plaza. If you are in the area stop by and see us! It will be going on from 7am-6pm tomorrow. You can also text or call in to donate too! More details are below in the official press release!
They are also selling t-shirts to bring awareness to childhood cancer which you can purchase here! #wontbebeat
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3rd ANNUAL TEAM JACK RADIOTHON PRESENTED BY THE HOME AGENCY TO BE HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN ON SEPTEMBER 3RD
Radio stations invite listeners to tune in to fund research for pediatric brain cancer
August 28, 2015 (Lincoln, NE) — Radio partners KLIN of Lincoln and over 20 radio stations across the state and into South Dakota, Kansas and Colorado are encouraging listeners to tune in on September 3 from 7 AM to 6 PM (CST) for the 3rd Annual Team Jack Foundation Radiothon Presented by The Home Agency live from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union Plaza. The Radiothon raises money for the Team Jack Foundation whose primary mission is to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research. This year, the radiothon will be presented by a local Nebraska business, The Home Agency, based in Elwood, Nebraska.
“We are honored and excited to be the presenting sponsor of this event for the Team Jack Foundation. This is a cause that is close to our family’s hearts and funding research for this disease is vital for our children’s future. These kids need our help,” said Jim Baldonado, Founder of The Home Agency.
Among this year’s program highlights, are tentatively scheduled celebrity interviews with Cincinnati Bengal, Rex Burkhead, Pro-Cyclist and Cancer Survivor, Lance Armstrong, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Renowned Sportscaster, Dick Vitale and many more to be announced. In addition, several families from the Midwest as well as nationally who have been impacted by pediatric brain cancer will share their journey and experiences with listeners, including parents of Zach Lederer from Zaching Against Cancer. Lederer, whose story was featured on ESPN, was 11 when he was first diagnosed with a brain tumor, and his family was told that his survival was unlikely. He was the former University of Maryland men’s basketball student manager whose inspirational “Zaching” pose went viral during his battle with cancer. After enduring numerous procedures and surgeries, he passed at the age of 20 years old.
“In the past few months, our family has been reminded about the importance of funding pediatric brain cancer research with the recent passing of three young Nebraska children from the disease. We need money for research. These kids deserve more. The treatment modalities must be improved upon for all children. This Radiothon will help do this in a big way,” said Andy Hoffman, Board Chair of the Team Jack Foundation.
Listeners are asked to help our children by making a pledge by calling 1-855-RUN-JACK or by visiting www.TeamJackFoundation.org/radiothon on September 3. Listeners can also text CURE to 501501 to make a one time donation of $10. In 2014, KLIN of Lincoln along with over 15 other state-wide radio stations raised over $60,000 for the Team Jack Foundation. They hope to double that this year alone.
In addition to celebrity and family interviews, donors will have a chance to win an ultimate Husker package: (2) club tickets to NU v. Iowa (Nov. 27th), (2) Floor seats to NU v. Penn State Volleyball game (Nov. 28th), generously donated by the Jim and Sharri Baldonado Family and The Home Agency, a stay at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Lincoln and dinner for (2) from Misty’s Steakhouse in Downtown Lincoln. Tune in on September 18 to find out how.
Now more than ever, researchers need your help. To see a list of participating radio stations state-wide so you too can tune in, please visit www.TeamJackFoundation.org/radiothon.
ABOUT TEAM JACK FOUNDATION
The Team Jack Foundation was founded by the family of Jack Hoffman, the now 9-year old Nebraska boy who is best known for his friendship with Rex Burkhead and his 69-yard ESPY winning touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring game. The Team Jack Foundation’s primary focus is to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. As of January 2014, the Team Jack movement has committed $2.6 million and counting for pediatric brain cancer research. The Team Jack Foundation is working with world-renowned researchers, directly, to develop relevant and impactful research initiatives.
ABOUT THE HOME AGENCY
The Home Agency is much more than an insurance company selling products and services. Families come to The Home Agency for the peace of mind that they offer. Owner Jim Baldonado took over the agency in 1986 and today has grown it to over 30 agents in four states. Although they are better known for their specialization in insuring crop and livestock, The Home Agency is a full service independent insurance agency. Types of insurance offered are multi-peril crop, hail, livestock risk protection, pivot, home, auto, business, life, health, and liability. For more information visit www.thehomeagency.com.
If you would like more information on how to stream the radiothon on a local station or to schedule an interview with the Foundation, please call Kylie Dockter at 402-925-2120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For current news and updates, follow Team Jack on Twitter and Instagram @TeamJack, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TeamJackFoundation.