Eli’s Challenge

During its inaugural year, Eli Manning was inspired by the many scout troops, schools and youth sports teams raising money for Tackle Kids Cancer. To date, our partners have helped us raise more than $4,500,000. Every dollar raised funds research and programs at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center; Eli’s Challenge was created to support these efforts. Eli donated $100,000 to match community group fundraisers, inspiring more groups to join the team.

How To Join Eli's Challenge

Start or Join a Team

If you are a community based group and want to create a fundraising team, join an existing team, or start your own fundraising event.

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Give A Donation

Give now and Eli will match your donation.

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Show Corporate Support

If your company would like to support TeamTKC, please call 844-775-KIDS (5437) or email us at info@tacklekidscancer.org to get involved.


Need Help?

Visit our Fundraising Playbook to receive fundraising tips or head to our Training Room for resources to help you sign your team up for the Eli Challenge.

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It is truly inspiring to see how many schools, scout troops and youth sports teams have done bake sales, car washes and other fundraisers and I want to inspire more of these groups to join the team - Eli Manning

Featured Community Organizations Taking The Challenge

Over the last year, numerous organizations have helped Tackle Kids Cancer. Check out our featured groups and learn more about how they are taking Eli's Challenge.


Brownie Troop

Becca’s troop raised money when she was diagnosed with cancer. From bake sales to penny collections, their team raised more than $300 for Tackle Kids Cancer

IHA Softball

In memory of their coach, Anthony LaRezza, who passed away from cancer earlier this year, the IHA Softball Team hosted a softball tournament. All proceeds made from selling ad space in their program guide was donated to Tackle Kids Cancer.

Hackensack Police Department

Our MVP Kaia was honored by members of the local police force who held a “Beefsteak” BBQ raising $18,000 to benefit Tackle Kids Cancer

Moriah School

In memory of their fellow classmate Evan, who passed away from pediatric cancer, students, teachers, and Rabbi Yoni Fein at the Moriah School hosted a “Kids4Evan” event for Tackle Kids Cancer. Not only did it raise funds, but many toys and books were collected for patients at the Children's Cancer Institute.

St. Joseph Academy

These amazing students showed their support for our MVP Kaia by taking the Eli Challenge. They raised money through bake sales, car washes and penny wars. They raised over $2,700 for Tackle Kids Cancer.

Anita Ehrler’s Dance Extensions

AEDE partnered with National IDance4aCure to gather 120 dancers and teachers for a three-hour Dance-a-Thon that raised $20,000 for Tackle Kids Cancer.

Stories of courage

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


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

Matthew's story


Three years ago, 10-year-old Daniel was diagnosed with cancer. Daniel is now 13 and got to celebrate his bar mitzvah cancer-free.

Daniel's story

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