Stories of courage


Tackle Kids Cancer MVP and Hero, 1998-2018

Joshua's story

Becca Boo

Rebecca, known as “Becca Boo” by her friends and family, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Becca says she is “allergic to cancer” and is fundraising for Tackle Kids Cancer by collecting pennies.

Rebecca's story


Matthew has been battling leukemia and feels people should support Tackle Kids Cancer and help “kick cancer’s butt.”

Matthew's story

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Tackle Kids Cancer Receives Generous Donation from Immaculate Heart Academy Softball Team

July 3, 2018

On behalf of the Immaculate Heart Academy’s softball team, The Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce that Tackle Kids Cancer, a philanthropic program benefitting the Children’s Cancer Institute at…

Meet Cameron

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Cancer Survivor to Compete in His First Ever Triathlon

June 22, 2018

In July of 2014, before returning to college for football camp, Chris Napoli heard the words he never thought he would hear; he had cancer. After hearing this diagnosis, his life was forever changed. He…

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