We are proud to announce our partnership with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Friends of Jaclyn (FOJ) aims to improve the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers while spreading awareness about these diseases. FOJ was started by the Murphy family when Jaclyn was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at age 9. Through chance events she was connected to a collegiate lacrosse team that “adopted” her as one of their own. Their love, support and friendship helped keep Jaclyn’s spirits high as she battled “the beast.” Jaclyn’s family saw the impact this relationship had on her healing process and decided that they wanted to create this opportunity for any family who was faced with a cancer diagnosis.
We, at FCG, became connected with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation in 2015 when the Hong Kong Junior National Golf team partnered with a local CA based team to adopt a child in the area. Since then we have been working together to help more children receive the love, support and friendship that these relationships create and to bring the spirit of community service and team work to families and teams in the area. Denis, Jaclyn’s Dad, will be speaking at the Welcome event for the 2018 FCG Callaway World Championship and has a challenge for you all!
As a participant in the FCG Callaway World Championship we encourage you to take an active role in your community, where ever that may be, and assist Friends of Jaclyn in helping more children in your area. Friends of Jaclyn offers an array of opportunities that encourage each individual to take a proactive approach in locating a child in their area or spreading awareness for their mission in another, unique way. You can find out more about community engagement on the Friends of Jaclyn website.
For the first time, this year, Friends of Jaclyn has created an annual award that will honor a team, individual or coach that has given a child or family a “mulligan” by educating them about the programs available through Friends of Jaclyn. FCG and FOJ will determine the recipient of this award each year based on their participation in community service events throughout the year leading up to the FCG Callaway World Championship. Individuals that participate in community service related to Friends of Jaclyn’s mission will be eligible for a letter stating they completed community service.
FCG Friends of Jaclyn Community Service Initiative
If you’d like to learn more please visit the Friends of Jaclyn website: www.friendsofjaclyn.org