It’s Not Too Late to Honor Your Dad for Father’s Day

19 Jun

I know Father’s Day has passed, but there is a way you can still honor your dad.

You’ve probably all heard of the Make a Wish organization.  This fantastic group aims to grant children with life-threatening medical conditions a wish of their choosing.  I love what this organization does to help children – who have had to spend much of their childhood in hospitals – feel special.

But there’s another organization you may not have heard of before: the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.  This Atlanta, Georgia based organization was founded by Jon Albert in 2006 following his wife’s death from stage IV metastatic breast cancer.  Jon and his wife, Jill, realized that families – and especially the children – need time together following a parent’s life-threatening cancer diagnosis so the children can create lasting memories with their parent.

Here’s a piece NBC News did on the organization last year:

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Their goal is to create WOW! Experiences for families facing cancer.  Once a parent is diagnosed with late stage cancer, so many days are filled with doctor’s visits, tests, pills, chemotherapy, radiation, and sickness.  These are not the memories parents want their children to have of them.  So, JAJF steps in to create an experience for the family to enjoy together.  It might be a vacation, a trip to a special event like the Oscars, or something else the family would like to do together.  JAJF wants to make it possible for families to step out of the cancer crisis and into a memory making environment.

And you can help!  They are continuing their Tweet4Dads campaign through June 21.  Choose on one of the following Tweets and retweet it or post it to Facebook.  Help spread the word about this great organization!

Let’s not limit celebrating dads to only one day. Support dad memories, check out @jajforg http://bit.ly/LWN5aQ#Tweet4Dads

@JAJForg is halfway to its goal of helping 12 families create dad memories. Learn more & donate http://bit.ly/Lsvw1s#Tweet4Dads

As with any organization such as this, they also need money to help them make these memories a reality for as many families as possible.  They are trying to help 12 families create dad memories before it’s too late.  In honor or memory of your dad, would you consider making a donation to them today?  You can view their donations page here.

For more information about JAJF, visit their site at www.jajf.org, follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/JAJForg or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JAJForg.

♥ Rachel

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2 Responses to “It’s Not Too Late to Honor Your Dad for Father’s Day”

  1. Tranquil Moments Photography June 19, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    You are such a wonderful person Rachel. Always helping others in need! Have a super day!!

  2. Cara Olsen June 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    So thoughtful of you, Rachel, to bring us this. I hope this blessing is received by many, many deserving fathers.

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