Emmanuel Cancer Foundation Supports Local Families

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.

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