Being Part of a Team: Spotlight on Friends of Jaclyn Foundation

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Friends of Jaclyn aims to improve the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers.  Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ) does this by pairing children with local sports teams, clubs and community groups.  The team provides a unique support system to the entire family as they “battle the beast.”  In turn, the child offers a perspective changing opportunity for the entire team and school community.

FOJ is a nationwide organization that has paired over 730 children with teams in the US and Canada with 34 different men’s and women’s sports at all skill levels.  Recently, FOJ has started pairing children with arts and community groups as well.

Get inspired by Jaclyn and her Northwestern women’s lacrosse teammates:

To find more information on Friends of Jaclyn, please visit their website: www.friendsofjaclyn.org or email erin@friendsofjaclyn.org.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too.

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