Each year in the United States, roughly 13,500 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer, the leading cause of death in that demographic. Jack and Jill America is a national organization with 230 chapters in 35 states with the motto, “every child – if given the proper guidance and opportunity – can be developed into a leader.” The South Jersey chapter of Jack and Jill organizes a holiday project each year. This year’s project partly benefits the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation, which supports low-income families who have children with cancer.
We’re joined live in studio by Zipporah Daniels-Browne, the southern regional director of the Foundation, as well as Laura DeFilippo, a mother whose 11-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her family has benefited from the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation immensely, including social work support and even donations of groceries at one point.
Take a look to find out more about the important work of these organizations and visit emmanuelcancer.org to find out how you can get involved.