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Great example of stakeholder messaging during Covid-19

Posted By Kelly Koepsell, Director of Membership & Operations, Friday, March 27, 2020

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Dear Friend and Supporter of Team Jack,
Schools and businesses are closing, and we are all having to adapt to a "new normal" due to the Covid-19 outbreak. However, during a time that is unprecedented in most of our lifetimes, with schedules and routines halted, there is one thing we know for sure that has not stopped.Kids are still getting diagnosed with brain cancer.On top of that, children with brain cancer are immunocompromised, making them one of the most at-risk groups affected by coronavirus.
They still must travel for treatments and sometimes this is long-distance travel. For some of us, we are fortunate enough to alter our lives to adapt to this "new normal" but for kids with brain cancer, their lives can't stop, they must continue to fight, no matter the circumstances.And we must continue to fight for them, but we need your help.
There are many ways you can continue to help Team Jack and kids with brain cancer during these difficult times.
First, thank you...
Thank you for doing your part in social distancing which protects the patient population we work so hard to help. We’ve all be asked to self-quarantine to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and the large majority seems to be doing this. We are grateful for the conscious effort made by many to help slow the spread of this virus.
Team Jack is doing their part....
We felt it was necessary to postpone the 4thAnnual Team Jack Trifecta in Plano, TX that was scheduled for March 21, 2020. While abiding by current social distancing restrictions and taking extra precautions to keep us and our families safe, we are doing our best to continue normal operations. We will monitor our upcoming events and be sure we are doing our part.
While we understand the difficult times our supporters, donors, friends and family are going through, you can still make an impact on child brain cancer.
Spread Awareness
Part of the mission of the Team Jack Foundation isto work to create national awareness for childhood brain cancer.Here are some things you can do to help us spread awareness all while helping flatten the curve!
  • If you have any Team Jack gear at home,send us a photoof you wearing your gear! We will blast it out on our social media to help raise awareness!
  • Don't have any Team Jack gear? Get 30% off & a free wristband through April 30th!SHOP NOW!
  • Share our posts! Team Jack will continue to bring the latest news about our Foundation and childhood brain cancer research to our social media accounts. Help us by sharing these posts with your friends!
  • Reach out to a friend! We are all craving social interaction now more than ever. Now is a great time to pick up the phone or write a letter to a friend. Share with them what you know about Team Jack and why you support the cause.
How to Help from Home
Throughout the year, we have many individuals who host fundraisers to help us raise money for our cause. Although we must cancel/postpone events during this time, that doesn't mean you can't host a fundraiser virtually!We have many resources to help you! Here are some below:
  • Social fundraising:Team Jack has the ability for you to host an online fundraiser and create a page for you on our website to do so.Examples of fundraisers include: run your own race and ask people to support you, online lemonade stands, use Twitch (a gaming app) or other apps and ask people to make donations to our cause.
  • Facebook Fundraising:Did you know you can create fundraisers through Facebook? Just clickhereto start a fundraiser for Team Jack and share with your friends! Dedicate your birthday, anniversary or any other special time to Team Jack and share on Facebook!
  • Give Back while Shopping Online:If you are using platforms like Amazon, shopAmazonSmileand give back to Team Jack with any purchase! Also, check outFat Brain Toysfor awesome things for kids to do at home during this time and round up to support Team Jack at checkout!
Got an idea you want to run by us?Contact us!
Share & Communicate
During this unusual time, we are putting extra focus on raising awareness and thanking our donors. An interruption in our normal activities has allowed us to take a moment to realize just how fantastic our support base is.
We want to know what motivates you to support Team Jack and kids fighting brain cancer.
Send us a Facebook message, anemailor give us acall, we want to hear from you!
While we know it is important to make drastic changes to our lives right now, we also know that it is important to continue to fight for kids who are being diagnosed with brain cancer every day. That won't stop and neither will we. In addition to that, researchers are continuing to forge ahead in discovering new treatments for these kids, so we must continue to support them, but we cannot do it without you.
Thank you for your support and for helping us make childhood brain cancer a priority.
Lastly, to make you smile and leave with a positive note, here is a special note from our friend and brain tumor fighter, Mackenzie...
PO Box 607 | Atkinson, NE 68713 | 855-RUN-JACK

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