In November 2014 Jake’s mother, Jeanne, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Jeanne, a Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner, was surprised by her aggressive diagnosis, especially since she’d diligently received yearly mammograms. She underwent months of grueling chemotherapy before completing double mastectomies with reconstruction in 2015.
Despite her diagnosis, Jeanne continued to work full time in a family practice office, adjunct part-time in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Indiana State University, and work toward her doctoral degree.
The most difficult part of her diagnosis, Jeanne says, was the loss of control. After getting the news that she’d need to start chemotherapy immediately, Jeanne was upset. When she arrived home from work, her husband put his arms around her and said, “Honey, I know you never imagined you’d have chemotherapy and never ever imagined you’d have it this week. But I think you’re more upset that they changed your plan!”
Jeanne says, “That was God speaking through my husband. I knew right then that I was the patient, and I would be wherever I needed to be and do whatever my team needed me to do to beat this cancer.”
As of February 2018 Jeanne has been in remission for three years. Jake is dedicating his run for LLS Man and Woman of the Year to his mom and is excited for this opportunity to help end cancer—in any form. This is Jeanne’s Journey.
Grassroots donations are the key to any major movement, and there’s no amount that’s too small. Even if it’s only $3, those funds add up in a major way for research to end blood cancers. You can’t name a better way to spend three bucks, but you can donate right now.
If your business or place of employment is a charitable organization, we’d love to get their support. We can give you everything you’ll need to see if they’d like to get involved. From the tax benefits to how donations to LLS get put to work, we’ve got you covered. When you sign up to donate, use your work email. The LLS servers will locate your company’s donation matching policy and enhance your donation if your employer participates. This is an easy way to increase your contributions for Jake’s success. We'd like to give a special shout out to all of our current and future corporate sponsors..
We’re calling on your whole network here. If you can acquire a $50 gift card to a local restaurant where you know the owner, that’s great! We’ll take everything we can get and use it all to raise these funds. But, and hear us out here, we’d like to set our sights a little higher, too. Do you have a friend that knows someone married to the janitor at Lucas Oil Stadium that was always Peyton’s favorite janitor? Think he could get Peyton to come do Karaoke with the highest bidder one Saturday night? We’d like to talk with you about cashing in on that. HIstorically, experiences capture higher bid amounts, so let’s shoot for the moon on this!
This event will take place on April 14, 2018 with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. We’ll have contests and a silent auction to accompany a free lunch after your round. Registration information can be found below and we’d love to have you out!
On May 5th 2018, Wood Wind Golf Club and Rise Marketing, Inc. will partner to host a night of fun for parents and children of all ages. Come out for a fun family dance party from 3p - 6 p.m. The event will include live music, fantastic food and dessert, and an auction with items all members of the family can enjoy. Cocktail attire recommended. More details about this event will be distributed as we finalize participation. Know someone who would love to donate effort, items for the auction, or anything else? Let us know and we can connect with them.