The Jessie Rees Foundation - Never Ever Give Up
The Jessie Rees foundation is named after Jessie Rees, a 12 year old girl who fought two brain tumors. On January 5, 2012, Jessie lost her 10-month battle with cancer. During her courageous fight, Jessie focused on spreading hope, joy and love to other kids. She knew having cancer made children feel lonely and limited so she chose to spread love stuffed in her JoyJars.
Filled to the rim with hospital approved, age appropriate toys, JoyJars® have now become a recognized symbol of hope, joy and love for children and families around the world. To date, the foundation has delivered more than 50,000 JoyJars® to more than 200 Children’s Hospitals, 175 Ronald McDonald Houses and 11 countries encouraging children battling cancer to Never Ever Give Up.
ClubNEGU is the next step in Jessie’s vision and is designed to extend JoyJars into the virtual world – creating an interactive online world that helps children with pediatric cancer have fun and connect with their friends and families when they need them most.
At a time when everything feels out of control, ClubNEGU empowers children with a sense of control over their own digital world, their Clubhouse, and allows them to unleash their creativity. ClubNEGU will offer an expansive 3D world that children can customize and more than 10 mini-games designed to be fun, engaging, and to help rebuild cognitive and motor skills.
ClubNEGU also brings rich video and email communication tools designed to bring families and friends together. A private, secure web portal for each child makes it easier for friends and family to be a part of ClubNEGU.
You can help make this project a reality! Join the Jessie Rees Foundation on Facebook and watch for updates on ClubNEGU!