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Raise your voice for Dear Jack’s young adult cancer patients, survivors and their families by joining a dedicated community of Dear Jack supporters.

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Letters with Love

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Fundraise for Dear Jack

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Benefit Events

Letters with Love
  • Letters with Love
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  • Benefit Events

Sending Kindness that Makes a Difference

Letters with Love is an opportunity for volunteers to provide Dear Jack’s LifeList participants with words of hope, encouragement, and love as they are actively going through treatment. All you need is paper and something to write with to participate!

The Letters with Love program runs quarterly – in February, May, August and November. During those times, Dear Jack staff hosts several one-hour, virtual card-making parties where you can hear about current participants and their stories. You may participate in writing notes even if you are unable to attend the virtual get-togethers.

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What Makes a Good Letter & Q2 Participants

A few things to remember when writing your letters:

  1. Please send the notes in either no envelope or unsealed envelopes
  2. Please no medical advice or treatment suggestions.
  3. If you write a note to a specific participant, make sure their name is on it.
  4. Our program participants come from all backgrounds and are diverse in their genders, ethnicities and beliefs. Please keep your notes supportive of all.
  5. Please avoid any messaging like “get well” or “you got this.” Our program participants sometimes have rough days and are going through things we can’t possibly know so we want to make sure to embrace them with the correct kind of positivity.

Have questions? Shoot us an email at

Virtual Letter Writing Parties

Upcoming Letter Writing Events

We’d love to see you virtually at one of our Q2 Letters with Love events! Click your preferred date below to register!

Wednesday, May 1 from 6-7 pm MT
Monday, May 6 from 6-7 pm MT
Wednesday, May 8th from 6-7 pm MT

Join one of our quarterly Letters with Love calls to hear a little about Dear Jack, our programs and to learn more about our newest participants so you can personalize notes of support and encouragement for them. See you there!

How to Write the Perfect Letter

Your Letters Make a Difference

"I got the package today with a TON of letters with love from volunteers all around! I've been crying and reading them all for the past 30 minutes. Some are painted and drawn, some include little gifts, but they're all filled with love and support during a time that feels so helpless and isolating. I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me."

- Myranda, LwL
LifeList Participant, 2023

"It may have been a coincidence, or it may have been perfect timing, but I received the letters on the same day that I found out the cancer I have spread to my brain. I was devastated and lost a lot of hope for my life that day. When I got home, I had the letters at my door. Reading those in that moment restored my hope, made me feel valid and I cried through reading them all because it was like a big warm hug that I absolutely needed to get through those days of planning the scary treatment and coming to terms with progression."

- Niky
LifeList Participant, 2022

Fundraise for Dear Jack

We invite you to share your connection to our mission with your community to raise funds on behalf of Dear Jack.

The Dear Jack Foundation relies heavily on the support of our donor community and the fundraising that they participate in annually. There are many ways to get directly involved and raise funds for Dear Jack, and we are thankful that you chose to join us in working to achieve our mission!

Fundraisers can be anything from a simple ask for donations, to neighborhood bake sales, marathons, or wedding registries. Creativity is the key to success, so think about your unique skills, talents and interests and imagine how you can leverage those to make a truly one-of-a-kind fundraiser.

Please note that any use of Dear Jack’s name or logo must be approved by Foundation staff before promotion. Contact us at


Some events require Dear Jack Foundation approval before fundraising. If you are planning an in-person or digital fundraising event on behalf of the foundation, please view Dear Jack’s Third Party Event Guidelines and fill out the application form.


Fundraising Tips:

  • Donate to your own project – set an example and make the first donation to your project. 
  • Talk about it! Tell everyone you know/meet about what you are doing and what the money goes toward. The more you talk about it, the more interest you will generate.
  • Say ‘Thank You’ and ask your donors to share your message with their community of influencers.
  • Don’t forget to check if your company matches donations. Matching donations are a great way to increase the amount of funds raised toward your campaign.
  • Most importantly, have fun!

Have Questions? Please reach out to Dear Jack at

Raise Your Voice

Raise Your Voice Challenge is Returning in 2024!

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.

A huge thank you to our community for another incredible year of fundraising.

The Raise Your Voice Challenge will be back in 2024!

Every Dollar Counts

You’re making a difference in the lives of young adult cancer patients, survivors, and their families.


Supplies one welcome bag containing care items for a LifeList program participant


Supplies yoga mats for one Breathe Now Retreat


Fully funds one LifeList program participant


Fully funds one couple to attend a Breathe Now Retreat

Fundraising FAQs

How do I begin to fundraise for Dear Jack?

If you are planning an in-person or digital fundraising event on behalf of the foundation, please view Dear Jack’s Third Party Event Policy and fill out the application form to get started!

Do you accept check donations for my fundraiser?

Yes. Please have all checks made payable to Dear Jack Foundation.

Checks should be mailed to:
Dear Jack Foundation
1840B W. Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120

Please include a note with your check with your name and fundraising page name. We will apply the check amount to your fundraiser total.

Anything else I should know about Fundraising for the 250K Challenge?

We’ve put together a Guidelines and Tips sheet for you!

Find it here.

Can Andrew McMahon attend/perform at my fundraiser?

No. At the discretion of Andrew, his management, and the Dear Jack Foundation, Andrew McMahon will not play or attend your Raise Your Voice Challenge fundraising event. We ask that you kindly respect this policy and refrain from asking him, his management, or the Dear Jack staff to make an exception. Thank you for understanding.

Can you send me Andrew McMahon signed merchandise for my fundraising event?

We have a very limited supply of signed merchandise on hand that we like to save for our patient warriors. There is signed merchandise available for purchase at

Official 250K Challenge Rules

The official 250K Challenge sweepstakes rules can be found here.

Make an Impact

Your Support Matters

Physical, emotional, and financial hardships often persist for years after cancer treatment, especially without resources that specifically address the needs of the young adult cancer population. Your continued support as a member of the donor community allows Dear Jack to grow the programs that make a life-changing difference in the lives of cancer patients and survivors between the ages of 18-39.

"THANK YOU to everyone who has helped make the LifeList program happen. I am very humbled and grateful that I got to be part of it. It is truly an invaluable thing, to give a young adult hope and light during some of their darkest times."

- Alyssa N.
LifeList Participant, 2018

"For me, the best part about attending a Breathe Now Retreat was realizing I am not alone in the way I feel and the fears I still have. And getting to spend quality time on this side of treatment with my husband."

- Krystina
Breathe Now Retreat Participant, 2018

Host A Fundraising Event

To achieve our mission, Dear Jack relies on gifts from a variety of sources. Events planned by individuals, companies, and community groups benefiting Dear Jack provide vital sources of annual operating funds.

Some events require Dear Jack Foundation approval before fundraising. If you are planning an in-person or digital fundraising event on behalf of the foundation, please view Dear Jack’s Third Party Event Policy and fill out the application form.

Third Party Event Policy  Third Party Event Application

Learn more about donations and employee matching here.


To learn more about how your gift makes a direct impact, please email us at

See You Soon

Dear Jack Foundation hosts benefit events throughout the year to connect with our donor and fan community with the goal to educate about the disparities that directly affect the young adult cancer patient and survivor demographic.

We hope to see you there!

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