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Joe Girardi Tackle Kids Cancer

September 8, 2017

During the New York Yankees August 25th press conference, Manager Joe Girardi gave a shoutout to 4 year old MVP Tommy Fitzpatrick, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year. His…

Summer Samba

August 16, 2017

On August 10th, over 300 guests came in support of Tackle Kids Cancer to Son Cubano for Summer Samba Night (hosted by Cara and Luis Robles, NY Red Bulls Goalkeeper and Jennifer and Dr. Michael…

Englewood Boys Raise $30,000 for TKC

June 21, 2017

When Bennett, 10, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in February, his brothers decided to raise money to buy him gifts to lift his spirits. But $30,000 dollars later, they decided to donate it to Tackle…

THE NORTHERN TRUST & TKC team up for the Birdie Challenge

June 7, 2017

It is now official, THE NORTHERN TRUST and Tackle Kids Cancer teamed up to create the Birdie Challenge, an initiative that challenges fans and supporters to pledge a donation for…

Liberty players visit MVPs

May 19, 2017

To kick off the Liberty season, players volunteered with various charities on May 10th to give back to their communities. We were very excited that Liberty players, Rebecca Allen and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe visited…

Eli wins at football and philanthropy

May 15, 2017

NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning matches community fundraising efforts up to $100,000 for Tackle Kids Cancer. “Eli’s Challenge,” and community efforts raised $250,000 for Hackensack University Medical Center Children’s Cancer Center. Read More here…

Boy With Cancer in Groundbreaking Program in NJ

May 11, 2017

A 4-year-old boy fighting stage 4 cancer is taking part in a groundbreaking program at Hackensack University Medical Center, but the program is threatened by federal budget cuts.

Eli Manning Headlines Tackle Kids Cancer ‘All Stars’ Event

May 9, 2017

More than 500 youth and community groups joined stars from the world of sports to celebrate raising more than $250,000 as part of “Eli’s Challenge,” a campaign led by the New York Giants quarterback. The…

Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce supports TKC

March 21, 2017

Last December, the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce presented a check of $32,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer. We would like to give a big thank you to Rick Taylor and the team at Konica Minolta…

ME & EM Making a Difference One Charm at a Time

March 8, 2017

ME & EM for Good is a jewelry company created by our MVP Ella, her mom, and friends after she was diagnosed with leukemia. Every purchase comes with a promise to “do good”, each charm…

Congratulations Eli Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

February 4, 2017

Congratulations, Eli Manning, the first Giants player to be honored as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in the award’s 47-year history. This prestigious award is given to an inspiring player that does…

Knots & Arrows: Bracelets Making A Big Difference

February 3, 2017

Our MVP Becca Boo and her father have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for cancer survivors. Rebecca Salmins, 9, and her father, Gerhard, are both cancer survivors. They recently founded Knots & Arrows, a bracelet-making…

Hackensack Meridian co-CEO Bob Garrett talks TKC with WFAN

January 26, 2017

Hackensack Meridian Health co-CEO Bob Garrett joins the WFAN radio station to talk all about Tackle Kids Cancer. Listen to this podcast to hear about Tackle Kids Cancer’s creation, corporate partnerships, and sports teams’ involvement,…

Eli Manning named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year finalist

January 23, 2017

For the second year in a row, our Quarterback Eli Manning, has been nominated as one of the three finalists for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. This prestigious award is presented to…

MSG & TKC Team Up in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

December 27, 2016

On Thursday December 22, 2016, Tackle Kids Cancer formed a partnership with Madison Square Garden and the Garden of Dreams Foundation that aligns the initiative with the Knicks, Liberty, the arena and Radio City Music Hall. As part of…

Eli Manning is nominated for the 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year

December 20, 2016

Congratulations to Giants quarterback Eli Manning for being nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the second year in a row! Driven by a passion for giving back to the community,…

Former Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Hosts Giving Tuesday Fitness Class

December 14, 2016

Former Giants punter, Steve Weatherford taught a Boot Camp class at the Hackensack University Medical Center Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants in support of Tackle Kids Cancer on Giving Tuesday. Weatherford …

Holy Cross School Christmas Bazaar Gives Back to TKC

December 14, 2016

Since 8th Graders at Holy Cross School are preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation this year, they are reminded to share with those in need. They decided to donate a portion of proceeds of from…

Rock Artists band together with Strung to Tackle Kids Cancer

December 14, 2016

Jenny Mann and Tim Barbour, the co-founders of Strung, a music inspired jewelry line made from authentic guitar strings, brought holiday joy to pediatric cancer patients at Hackensack University Medical Centers’ Children’s Cancer Institute sitting…

ME&EM For Good

December 7, 2016

One of our former patients, Ella, and her mother, Emily, are making beautiful jewelry to help raise funds for childhood cancer research. They started “ME&EM For Good” after Ella was diagnosed with Leukemia and are…

PGA Tour and The Barclays help us Tackle Kids Cancer

December 5, 2016

Following The Barclays golf tournament in August 2016, PGA Tour and The Barclays made a generous donation of $100,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer. We thank them for the great partnership and look forward to next…

Our MVPs sign Eli’s cleats

December 5, 2016

During week 13, players from around the NFL wore cleats that displayed the charity of their choice. For Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh, our QB, Eli Manning chose to showcase and honor Tackle Kids Cancer by…

Saint Joseph Academy fundraises for Tackle Kids Cancer

November 22, 2016

Jeff Feagles, former New York Giants punter, spoke at St. Joseph Academy to thank students for raising nearly $3,000 for the Children’s Cancer Institute. Tackle Kids Cancer MVP, Joshua Randman, spoke about being diagnosed with…

Wyckoff Daisy Troop rally behind our MVP Becca

October 28, 2016

Many people in Wyckoff have rallied behind MVP Becca to support her as she counts down her final days of chemotherapy treatments, including a Wyckoff Daisy troop. To show Becca and other cancer patients their…

One-On-One with Steve Adubato – Tackle Kids Cancer Special

October 26, 2016

Last year during the Monday Night with the Giants event, Steve Adubato caught up with Robert Garrett, co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, Quarterback Eli Manning, our MVP Chris Napoli, and other key members of the…

Eli “Manned” the phone lines at BGC Charity Day

October 26, 2016

On September 12th, Eli Manning manned the phone lines at the Canter Fitzgerald and BGC Charity Day to support his charities, including Tackle Kids Cancer.

Red Bulls Sign Autographs at Town Audi to Support TKC

October 26, 2016

“On October 21st, Town Audi teamed up with Red Bulls players Luis Robles and Dax McCarty to hold an autograph event to support Tackle Kids Cancer. During the event, Luis and Dax met with fans…

NJ Police Officers Grow “Beards for Becca”

October 25, 2016

The Wyckoff Police Department in New Jersey ditched their razors in an effort to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. The officers started an initiative called “Beards for Becca” to support our 8-year old MVP Becca who…

Red Bulls Title Night

October 14, 2016

In collaboration with Major League Soccer and the New York Red Bulls, Tackle Kids Cancer took over the Red Bulls match versus Montreal Impact on September 24th. From the beginning of the match to the…

3rd Annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

October 13, 2016

Last May, Hackensack University Medical Center and NBC4 New York took over MetLife Stadium for the third annual NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo. Check out all the photos to see all the activities, seminars, and…

Modell’s -Give 5, Get 5

October 12, 2016

For one month, Modell’s Sporting Goods store and Tackle Kids Cancer teamed up to launch the “Give 5, Get 5” campaign. When Modell’s shoppers donated $5 to Tackle Kids Cancer, they received $5 off their…

The New York Red Bulls have added firepower to their roster to help with their playoff push

October 5, 2016

This week, the New York Red Bulls signed, Niamh, MVP at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to a contract, expecting Niamh to bring the same inspiration and excitement to Luis Robles…

Modell’s Supports Tackle Kids Cancer

October 4, 2016

Modell’s generously donated $90,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer at the NY Giant’s football game on Sunday, September 25. The donation was raised from a fundraiser in Modell’s stores for Tackle Kids Cancer supporting the Children’s…

PepsiCo Kicks Off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with a Donation

October 4, 2016

In Fall 2015, Aquafina boosted awareness and promotion for Tackle Kids Cancer through an in-store program with the Inserra Supermarket Group. Twenty Shop Rites in Northern New Jersey teamed up for this program, making a…

“On the Track” to Tackle Kids Cancer

September 27, 2016

Being a part of a team is something that Kimberly Ludwig takes to heart. Whether it is at home with her four kids, as Nurse Manager of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and General…

Tackle Kids Cancer Launches Eli’s Challenge

September 13, 2016

The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and New York Football Giants are proud to announce the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Eli’s Challenge, as part of its successful Tackle Kids Cancer initiative. Two-time Super…

Common Ground Records Partners with Tackle Kids Cancer

August 30, 2016

LA-based indie label, Common Ground Records, is proud to partner with Tackle Kids Cancer this September to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Pediatric cancer is the number one cause of death by disease…

Our MVPs caddie for world’s best golfer at The Barclays

August 29, 2016

This past weekend, we kicked off the first off a 5 year partnership with The Barclays and PGA TOUR. The 2016 edition of The Barclays took place at the world famous Bethpage Black Course in Long…

Luis discusses big Derby Game and gives shoutout to TKC

July 22, 2016

Check out the interview with Ironman Luis Robles about the upcoming Derby game against NYCFC, along with a shout out to Tackle Kids Cancer.

The Barclays announces $1.3 million to charity in 2015

July 20, 2016

The Barclays is proud to announce that the 2015 event, played at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J., raised a grand total of $1.3 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities. With the addition, the…

Eli Manning Receives Grant for Hackensack University Medical Center

May 5, 2016

Eli Manning just announced that a $500,000 grant will go to the Cure and Beyond program at Hackensack University Medical Center. This will benefit the children recovering from cancer diagnoses. Eli has been spearheading these…

Prestige Toyota Mom of the Year Finalist

May 1, 2016

Marie Napoli, mother of Chris Napoli, was nominated for Prestige Toyota Mom of the Year by Chris himself. Chris has been an ambassador for TKC since the program has started and describes his mother as…

Inserra Supermarkets to Host 30th Annual Golf Outing for the Carl Inserra Leukemia Fund on June 13

April 20, 2016

Inserra Supermarkets will host the 30th annual golf outing for the Carl Inserra Leukemia Fund on June 13. They plan to contribute to Tackle Kids Cancer during this outing to benefit Hackensack University Medical Center…

Ridgewood hosts 2016 Daffodil Festival and Earth Day celebration

April 20, 2016

In Van Neste Park, Ridgewood NJ, the town hosted the annual Daffodil Festival where cupcakes were sold to benefit Hackensack University Medical Center, Tackle Kids Cancer, and Chef It Up. The event included arts and…

Kids get to be master chefs while helping raise money for pediatric cancer research

April 17, 2016

Some kids got the chance to be master chefs today to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. Those kids got to help others in need by means of a $5 donation in which 100…

New York Giants, Modell’s Sporting Goods team up to donate $115K for cancer research

April 14, 2016

Modell’s Sporting Goods presented a check of $115,000 to several Giants players in honor of Tackle Kids Cancer. Modell’s took donations from stores for the foundation all across New York and New Jersey.

NJ Pride/Essex County High School Softball Challenge set for this weekend

April 14, 2016

The NJ Pride, a premiere softball organization, and Essex High School created a tournament to honor Anthony LaRezza, the late IHA and NJ Pride softball coach. The goal was to raise money through admissions for…

Moriah Students to Hold Community Fundraiser to Remember One of Their Own

March 17, 2016

The Moriah School announced a fundraiser for Tackle Kids Cancer as well as a toy and book drive for the Children’s Cancer Institute in memory of Evan Levy. The school will be hosting a big…

Lesson in strength and determination at Bogota school event

March 10, 2016

Rashad Jennings and Melissa Schnipp, a Hackensack University Medical Center accountant and Bogota resident visited St. Joesph Academy in Bogota to talk about Tackle Kids Cancer and the qualities of being a strong and determined…

Eli Manning – up for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year – helps Hackensack University Medical Center

February 6, 2016

Eli Manning has been nominated as one of the finalists in the Walter Payton Award, a prestigious award honoring the achievements of a player off the field. As the spearhead of the campaign, he wants…

Circus elephants could be the cure to childhood cancer

February 1, 2016

Blood samples are being taken from elephants in the famous Ringling Bros. to help researchers find out why elephants don’t get cancer often. Ringling Bros. has also donated $10,000 to Tackle Kids Cancer for pediatric…

Read Giants’ Eli Manning’s amazing quote explaining why he does charity work

January 28, 2016

Eli’s not in it for the awards, he wants to see a kid in need smile and be happy when he walks in a room. In a powerful interview, he said “I really would rather…

Shaun O’Hara delivers Hess trucks to MVPs

December 25, 2015

Just a day after Christmas, Giant’s player Shaun O’Hara visited the Joesph M. Sanzari Building to give out Hess trucks to patients. Read Original…

The New York Giants Team Up To Tackle Kids Cancer

December 24, 2015

An incredible milestone was reached by ‪Tackle Kids Cancer thanks to its devoted supporters. More than $1 million raised in just over three months is a significant achievement, and was acknowledged with an on-field recognition…

Halloween Hospital Visit with Giant’s Rookies

October 31, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, Giants rookies visited Hackensack University Medical Center in costumes during the week of Halloween. The players say the best part is seeing the kids smile when they walk…

8th Annual Imus Golf Outing Tees Off To Support Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign With $250,000.00 Donation

September 24, 2015

The 8th Annual Imus Golf Outing was successful for TKC as the Imus Ranch Foundation donated $250,000 in addition to the proceeds received from the event itself.

Children’s Cancer Institute teams with NY Giants to “tackle kids” cancers

September 10, 2015

Chris Napoli is a strong football player and survivor. A full-time student at TCNJ, Chris works hard in class and on the field. During times of struggle, his friends family and doctors at Hackensack University…

New York Giants announce partnership with Tackle Kids Cancer

September 10, 2015

The New York Giants are ready to tackle at all times, and so will the kids at the Joseph M. Sanzari building within Hackensack University Medical Center. The Giants have partnered with Tackle Kids Cancer…