The Eli Jackson Foundation is dedicated to conquering pediatric brain cancer through funding targeted research and through support of children and their families.
While Eli was battling his cancer he always did it with a smile and was a light to everyone who met him. While our hearts are heavy, we can celebrate knowing Eli brought joy to everyone who knew him and he is with our Heavenly Father. Our family has made it this far through prayer and we hope we can continue to show Eli's love and strength to other children and families who need it. We hope to accomplish this by donating wagons to Children's of Alabama and to pediatric brain cancer research.
The Jackson Family
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." - Matthew 19:14
It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.
October 2015 – The Eli Jackson Foundation was created in memory of Eli Jackson. The first wagon was donated to Children's of Alabama.
December 2015 – Two more wagons were donated for Christmas and the Eli Jackson Foundation fund was established to donate wagons and money to Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.
December 24, 2015 - Eleven wagons were donated on Christmas Eve to Children's of Alabama.
June 4, 2016 - The first annual Casting for a Cure was held at Beeswax Creek Park on Lay Lake. We were able to raise $6800 to donate to the Neuro-oncology program at Children's of Alabama.
Fall 2016 - Money was raised to purchase wagons through Eat for a Cure at Red Zone Sports Grill, the raffle of Alabama and Auburn Quilt and Painting for a Purpose.
December 24, 2016 - 33 wagons were donated on Christmas Eve to Children's of Alabama.
June 10, 2017 - The Second Annual Casting for a Cure was held at Beeswax Creek Park on Lay Lake. We were able to donate $7500 that was donated Dr. Friedman's clinical trial that is specifically for brain tumors.
September 16, 2017 - The first annual Be Bold • Go Gold was held at Collins Chapel Park to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer.
December 23, 2017 - 30 wagons were donated to Children's of Alabama in memory of Eli.
April 21, 2018 - The Third Annual Casting for a Cure was held. We were able to donate $6200 to research trial HSV G207 that is specifically for brain tumors.
September 16, 2018 - The second annual Be Bold • Go Gold was held at Collins Chapel Park to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer.
December 2018 - 36 wagons were donated to Children's of Alabama in memory of Eli.
April 27, 2019 - Casting for a Cure at Beeswax Creek Park in Columbiana, AL.
We are developing
partnerships with local community organizations to promote awareness for pediatric brain cancer.