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American Dream “Shop for Good” Day to Benefit Tackle Kids Cancer

November 30, 2023

In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, American Dream, the premier retail, entertainment and dining destination, will partner with Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health to host a “Shop for Good” day. The property’s retailers, attractions and restaurants will donate a percentage of sales to Tackle Kids Cancer (TKC), a philanthropic initiative that raises money […]

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#TeamTKC NYC Marathon Runners Raise Record $150,000

November 10, 2023

On Sunday, November 5, 2023, #TeamTKC, Tackle Kids Cancer’s running team, represented our organization at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. This year, #TeamTKC raised more than $150,000 for Tackle Kids Cancer – a record total for our marathon team! As an Official Charity Partner of the prestigious marathon, our runners celebrate milestones, honor […]

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Shining a Light on the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

September 8, 2023

Every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer and only 4% of our federal budget supports pediatric cancer research, which is why the work of Tackle Kids Cancer is critical.  During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are incredibly grateful to all of our friends and partners who walk alongside Tackle Kids Cancer in our […]

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August 31, 2023

A special Handprint Ceremony celebrated a $100,000 grant by Hyundai Hope on Wheels® to Tackle Kids Cancer. The grant will help to fund the Hackensack Meridian Children’s Cancer Institute’s new AYA (Adolescent and Young Adult) Program.  Adolescent and young adults face unique challenges when coping with a cancer diagnosis. It can be difficult for teens […]

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#ShowUsYourTeam with Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning

August 28, 2023

Tackle Kids Cancer and Tom Coughlin Jay Fund are teaming up this September to show kids tackling cancer that we are on their team! No one fights childhood cancer alone; it takes a team. That is why former New York Giant head coach, Tom Coughlin, and former New York Giants quarterback and #TeamTKC captain, Eli […]

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TKC My Cause My Cleats 2022

TKC MVP Ella Designs Eli Manning’s My Cause My Cleats

December 1, 2022

During Week 13 of the 2022 National Football League (NFL) season, players and personnel are welcomed to reveal their passions beyond the game and wear their hearts on their feet through the My Cause My Cleats initiative. This year, Eli Manning, former New York Giants quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion, has chosen Tackle Kids […]

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Meet Kenda

September 14, 2022

Kenda is a cheerful 9 year-old excited for a great year in 4th grade. With the help of Derek Hanson, M.D., Director of Pediatric Neuro-oncology, she has much to look forward to.   In 2016, at the age of three, Kenda was diagnosed with a brain tumor. At the time, the family was living in Egypt.  […]

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Abby and Ella

Abby and Ella: A Sister Story

September 7, 2022

Having a family member with cancer is tough. There are so many questions and fears, it is difficult for adults to wrap their heads around. When Abby, then 8 years old, learned her older sister had cancer she was understandably confused and concerned. “In the beginning it was very hard for Abby to understand how […]

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Meet Addie

Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital One of Only 12 U.S. Hospitals Offering PNOC Clinical Trial for Brain Cancer

July 1, 2022

A new clinical trial is being offered for children and young adults with recurrent or progressive high-grade glioma (HGG) at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. As a member of the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), our hospital is participating in this groundbreaking PNOC trial studying the treatment of HGG, an aggressive, fast-growing type of brain […]

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Northern Trust

August 31, 2021

Tackle Kids Cancer was honored to once again be the official charity of the PGA TOUR Northern Trust. The tournament, the first in the FedEx Cup, was held August 19 to 22 at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, NJ. While this year’s tournament had some delays because of Hurricane Henri, our Tackle Kids […]

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Kids Helping Kids: MVPs Addie and Declan Give Back

August 31, 2021

4-year-olds Addie and Declan were meant to tackle the world together. The first years of their lives were spent together learning, bonding and fighting cancer inside Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. Today, both Addie and Declan are cancer survivors – and the best of friends. They are growing up with […]

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