Jack Hoffman's Hometown Hosts First National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day Event

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An espy winning touchdown run has taken Team Jack's message from small town Nebraska, to the national stage.

"This is really extraordinary recognition for our state all because of Jack," said Governor Dave Heineman. "We're all in this fighting pediatric brain cancer."

The first ever National Brain Cancer Awareness Day celebration, on Jack Hoffman's birthday, drew hundreds to fight a deadly disease.

"It was a great presentation we had quite a few surprises, a couple surprise donations really helped the night along," said Andy Hoffman, Jack's dad.

Like a special message from Dave Heineman and selling every ticket for the event. And it all comes just days before an important test.

"Next week Jack has a very important MRI, he has an MRI on Wednesday and that will determine if he's in remission or not," said Andy.

But Thursday night was about children suffering across the world, and the Hoffmans couldn't be more thrilled for the outpouring of support.

"What Nebraskans have done is they've created a movement, they've created a national movement, right in the heart of Atkinson, spread throughout the state of Nebraska to really raise national awareness for the leading cause of cancer death in children. We're so incredibly thankful for that," said Andy.

Through this fundraiser and others, the Hoffmans hope to raise $1 million dollars for pediatric brain cancer research.