Team Jack Foundation

Each year, approximately 4,600 children are diagnosed with brain cancer. Of those children, nearly 30% will not survive. The Home Agency asks you to tune in to the 4th Annual Team Jack Foundation Radiothon on September 15th.

Become a Champion for a Cure for just $15.00 a month. Donors will have a chance to win many great prizes including: (4) tickets to the Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers on October 13, tickets to Maroon 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, various memorabilia items including autographed Jim Kelly items and more.

Tune in on September 15 for your chance to win! Call 855-RUN-JACK or visit TeamJackFoundation.org to learn more today! Thank you for helping us fight for a cure.

PRESS RELEASE:

4th ANNUAL TEAM JACK RADIOTHON PRESENTED BY THE HOME AGENCY TO BE HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN ON SEPTEMBER 15th

Radio stations invite listeners to tune in to fund research for pediatric brain cancer

Radio partners KLIN of Lincoln and over 22 radio stations across the state and into South Dakota are encouraging listeners to tune in on September 15 from 7 AM to 6 PM (CST) for the 4th Annual Team Jack Foundation Radiothon Presented by The Home Agency live from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union Plaza. The Radiothon raises money for the Team Jack Foundation whose primary mission is to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research.

This year, the radiothon will be presented by a local Nebraska business, The Home Agency, based in Elwood, Nebraska.

“We are honored and excited to be the presenting sponsor of this event for the Team Jack Foundation.  This is a cause that is close to our family’s hearts and funding research for this disease is vital for our children’s future.  These kids need our help,” said Jim Baldonado, Owner of The Home Agency.

Among this year’s program highlights, are scheduled celebrity interviews with Cincinnati Bengal, Rex Burkhead, Houston Texan, Devon Still, World Series Champion, Alex Gordon and many more to be announced.  In addition, several families from the Midwest as well as nationally who have been impacted by pediatric brain cancer will share their journey and experiences with listeners, including Jeffrey Owen Hanson, a nationally renowned and award-winning artist from Overland Park, Kansas.  Jeff’s painting sold at the Annual Team Jack Foundation Gala this past year, raising over $50,000 for the Foundation.  Jeff is visually impaired from an optic nerve tumor associated with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis. The tumor caused severe vision loss in 2005, requiring chemotherapy and radiation.  

Listeners are asked to help our children by becoming a Champion for a Cure for just $15 a month by calling 1-855-RUN-JACK or by visiting www.teamjackfoundation.org/4th-annual-team-jack-foundation-radiothon.  In the past three years, KLIN of Lincoln along with over 20 other state-wide radio stations raised over $170,000 for the Team Jack Foundation.

In addition to celebrity and family interviews, donors will have a chance to win many great prizes including: (4) tickets to the Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers on October 13 (Generously donated by Jim Baldonado and Family and The Home Agency), tickets to Maroon 5 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln (Generously donated by Jim Baldonado and Family and The Home Agency), various memorabilia items including autographed Jim Kelly items and more.  Tune in on September 15 for your chance to win!

ABOUT TEAM JACK FOUNDATION

The Team Jack Foundation was founded by the family of Jack Hoffman, the 10-year old Nebraska boy who is best known for his friendship with Rex Burkhead and his 69-yard ESPY winning touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring game. The Team Jack Foundation raises money to fund pediatric brain cancer research and works to create national awareness for the disease.   To date, the Team Jack movement has committed $3 million for pediatric brain cancer research.  Recently, the Foundation announced their commitment of $1.5 million, matched by the State of Nebraska for a $3 million brain tumor program project at UNMC’s Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.   The Team Jack Foundation is working with world renowned researchers, directly, to develop relevant and impactful research initiatives.

ABOUT THE HOME AGENCY

The Home Agency is much more than an insurance company selling products and services. Families come to The Home Agency for the peace of mind that they offer. Owner Jim Baldonado took over the agency in 1986 and today has grown it to over 30 agents in four states. Although they are better known for their specialization in insuring crop and livestock, The Home Agency is a full service independent insurance agency. Types of insurance offered are multi-peril crop, hail, livestock risk protection, pivot, home, auto, business, life, health, and liability. For more information visit www.thehomeagency.com.