Washington, D.C. -- The Team Jack Foundation and other state leaders celebrate the first National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday.
In April, the Senate unanimously adopted a resolution Senator Fischer offered to honor Jack Hoffman and designate Sept. 26, 2013, as “National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day.”
“When I introduced a resolution designating Sept. 26, 2013, as National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day, it was my hope this first day of national recognition would offer an opportunity to educate families and encourage others to get involved in an important cause. Today, Nebraskans are proud to join the Hoffman family in their dedicated efforts to raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer and show support for Atkinson’s own Jack Hoffman and the thousands of children across the country suffering from this horrible disease," said Fischer.
Team Jack will celebrate the day with an event at the Community Center in Atkinson. The evening will include a dinner and silent auctions. A special attraction will be The Husker Truck - Official Hauler of Husker football. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Special guests include: Heisman Trophy Winner and Big Ten Network Broadcaster, Eric Crouch, Former Husker, HSN Broadcaster, guest MC, Matt Davison and Governor Dave Heineman.
“I thank the Hoffmans for their inspiring courage and leadership, and I thank all those commemorating National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day today. It is by stepping up and working together that we can make a meaningful impact in fighting this disease, enhancing treating options, and unlocking a cure,” said Fischer.