PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) women’s lacrosse team will host their 4th Annual Friends of Jaclyn Foundation day on Thursday, April 19, honoring their adopted teammate Brianna Disney.
Like other adoptees that are a part of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, Brianna has suffered from a pediatric brain tumor. Through difficult times with her health, Brianna and her family's courage has proved to be inspiring to so many people, including her team of older sisters.
The 3rd Annual Friends of Jaclyn Foundation day held last year raised over $1,000 through cash and online donations. The team was able to "Live in the moment. Play in the moment." and support their designated little sister and teammate Brianna and her family.
WEBSITE LINK: http://friendsofjaclyn.org/
About the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation:
In 2004, 9-year-old Jaclyn Murphy was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. One year later, through chance of events, Jaclyn became connected to and later adopted as an honorary member of the Northwestern women's lacrosse team. Jaclyn's strength, courage, relentless spirit and joy for life inspired the players.
Later, Jaclyn shared her dream of helping all of the sick children in the hospital with her family. In 2005, the Murphy Family created the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors, allowing them to: Live in the Moment…Play in in the Moment.
"By providing these children and their families with teams of dedicated student athletes and coaches who give the children love, support and friendship, improving their quality of life. In turn, the athletes gain a different perspective about life and compassion - the gift of caring for others." - Founders of FOJ