$283,524 / 250,000

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Our 6th annual Raise Your Voice Challenge campaign has come to a close as of 11/11/20 at 11:59pm MST. We are still tallying the total raised and we will be in touch soon with an update. Thank you so much to everyone who participated by donating and/or fundraising on behalf of Dear Jack. 100% of the funds raised will help fund our 2021 programs for AYA cancer patients, survivors and their families. If you missed the deadline to participate in the Raise Your Voice campaign, the great news is that we accept donations throughout the year!


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About the 250K Challenge

Our annual giving challenge has grown out of an identified need to further close the gap in resources made available to adolescent and young adult cancer patients and survivors. Together, we have raised over $1,000,000 over past challenges! Help us achieve our annual challenge goal of raising $250,000 by 11/11/20.

Prizes: 

  • Grand Prize: Private Living Room Concert by Andrew McMahon 
  • Runner Up Prize: Up to 10 tickets to an AMITW headlining show of your choice in 2021 plus autographed posters for up to 10 people. (one ticket and poster per team member) 
  • Midway Prize: The team who raises the most money by the campaign mid-point, September 15th, will receive a thank you/shout out video from Andrew McMahon for their team (one video for team).

Additional Incentives:

  • DJF sticker to every donor who donates $50 or more*
  • Collectible thank you postcards from founder Andrew McMahon for donors of $100 or more. Collect them all! Three postcards will be released throughout the campaign.*
  • Any team who raises $500+ (at any point in the campaign) will earn a commemorative patch for each member (up to 10 ppl).
  • We will have “surprise” incentives throughout the campaign. These will be communicated via email and/or our social media platforms, so make sure you like, follow, and subscribe!

*While supplies last

What will $250,000 fund?

$250,000 will provide hope to 100 new LifeList participants and offer guidance to young adult survivor couples at 4 Breathe Now wellness retreats in 2021, and help sustain our programs well into the future. Two programs that are thriving because of you.

250k Challenge Rules

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AYA Cancer Statistics

Physical, emotional, and financial hardships often persist for years after treatment, especially without the protocols or resources that specifically address the needs of the AYA cancer population.

80K

New cases of Adolescents & Young Adult cancer each year

41%

Of adolescent and young adult survivors report an unmet need for psychosocial support post cancer.

600K+

Adolescent & Young Adult Survivors in the U.S. today

10K

Adolescent & Young Adult patients lose their life to cancer each year.