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I Back Jack Foundation June 2011 Newsletter
Hartland, WI 
        Backing Research                    Inspiring Hope                     Beating Cancer
This is the hope that Jack built . . .

When Jack was diagnosed with neuroblastoma nearly six years ago, I quickly learned that treatment options for this 'orphan' disease were severely limited and new therapies were either underfunded or unavailable. Working together with our friends and family as well as the friends and families of the other children like Jack fighting cancer across the country and around the world, we are making a difference and we are making new treatments a reality.

Thank you for backing the I Back Jack Foundation and believing in our mission to keep building upon our foundation of hope.


Sarah Bartosz   

President, I Back Jack Foundation 


In This Issue
Backing Research -- An Endowment of Hope
Inspiring Hope -- Imagine What a Whole Bunch Can Do
Beating Cancer -- Update on Jack
Backing Research
Jack at 2010 event

Through its efforts, the I Back Jack Foundation supports the development of clinical trials that will make a big impact for cancer's smallest warriors today, not 20 years from now.  

In 2009 and 2010, the Foundation committed $125,000 to support the development of two new clinical trial therapies.


As a result of the success from last year's Back to School Golf Event, the I Back Jack Foundation proudly joined forces with four other grassroots, parent-led foundations in pledging a combined total of $1.5 million to fully fund the development of a new trial for neuroblastoma. This is known to be the largest commitment to a single trial for neuroblastoma.

September 12, 2011

Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for the 3rd Annual
Back to School
Golf Event!  
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November 12, 2011

The World's Largest Game of Bananagrams to benenfit the I Back Jack Foundation!
Be a part of this record-breaking event for all ages.  How do you spell F-U-N? 
Inspiring Hope



The I Back Jack Foundation is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a nationwide philanthropic partner by our friends at Bananagrams.  We are joining forces to create a whole bunch of fun while we generate a whole bunch of support for kids battling cancer.  Mark your calendar for these fun events and help us make 2011 a year with a whole bunch of hope.


3rd Annual Back to School Golf Event 

I Back Jack Foundation's 3rd Annual Back to School Golf Event is scheduled for September 12th, 2011 at Chenequa Country Club.  The Foundation is honored to have Bridget Sheahan and Nicole Mullett Co-Chairing this year's event.  Imagine what a 'hole' bunch can do by hitting the links with I Back Jack and aiming for the ultimate hole-in-one . . . a cure.


World's Largest Game of Bananagrams! 

We're going bananas about our newest I Back Jack event!  Mark your calendars and bring the whole family on November 12th when we will set the world record for the largest number of people gathered playing Bananagrams at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin.  The event is sure to be fun, unique, totally a-peeling!


Beating Cancer . . . a personal update on Jack 

Jack's 1st vaccine shot

On June 3, Jack became the fifth patient enrolled in the ATOMIC vaccine trial at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. He received his first injection with a smile and a hope that this would be the treatment to help him successfully win his fight against cancer.

Just one year ago this trial did not exist and was only made possible with a donation from our friends at Cookies For Kids' Cancer, a foundation like I Back Jack -- founded by parents, supported by generosity, and fueled by hope.  
Jack, Annie, and Aaron Rodgers

Annie & Jack Bartosz and Aaron Rodgers


Both the Milwaukee Wave and the MACC Fund scored big when Packer quarterback Aaron Rodgers made his first post

Super Bowl appearance at the final regular season Wave game in March.  Even better, our own JACK BARTOSZ was one of the lucky MACC Fund kids who was able to join Rodgers in the locker room and on the field.   


Aaron not only signed Jack's #12 jersey but also presented him with a signed  Super Bowl ticket that reads, "Jack, you are my MVP."  Jack was excited to see his new friend again in May at the 'Evening with Aaron Rodgers' event when Aaron announced to the more than 750 gathered that the I Back Jack golf towel hanging on his golf bag brings him good luck.