Eli’s Challenge

Eli Manning was inspired by the many scout troops, schools and youth sports teams raising money for Tackle Kids Cancer. He created Eli's Challenge to inspire others. With Eli's support, the community has raised over $700,000 through Eli's Challenge. In 2019, Eli has once again committed to matching community donations. This year, he pledged an additional $250,000 in support. Every dollar raised funds research and patient care programs at the Children's Cancer Institute at Hackensack Meridian Health. Click an option below to learn how you can join Eli and the New York Giants to Tackle Kids Cancer.

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 TackleKidsCancer@hackensackmeridian.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 That Took 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.


MVP Austin

MVP Austin inspired his school to raise money for Tackle Kids Cancer. Students at the Robert L Craig Elementary School in Moonachie, NJ raised over $7,000!

MVP Niamh

Our patient, Niamh did an amazing job raising money for Eli’s Challenge and worked hard to raise over $3,600 where Eli matched her donation dollar for dollar.

Michael Feeney's Best Day Ever

Inspired by the memory of their son, Michael, the Feeneys hold an annual fair to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Their donation of $10,000 is a meaningful tribute to Mikey.

MVP Matthew

MVP Matthew did kick cancer's butt! To celebrate the end of treatment, Matthew held a party and collected donations to help other kids beat cancer too!

Wyckoff PBA

To support MVP Becca Boo, the Wyckoff Police Department decided to do something a little different to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research. They received sponsorships to grow out their beards for a month and raised $3,000 and inspiring other PBA’s to do the same.

MVP Kaia

Our MVP Kaia inspired 3 teams to raise money for Tackle Kids Cancer! Kaia’s Crushing Crew, Comets for Kaia, and Invito Fitness for Kaia all took Eli’s Challenge last season and raised funds by selling carnations, fitness programs, and bake sales.

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


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

Matthew's story


Daniel was diagnosed with cancer, after 3 years of treatment, Daniel got to celebrate his bar mitzvah cancer-free!

Daniel's story

In the News

On one of Eli’s first visits to the Children’s Cancer Institute, he met several young patients.

December 14, 2018

As Tackle Kids Cancer celebrated its 3rd anniversary, Eli and our MVPs had an opportunity to reunite. It was a great opportunity to hear how these courageous kids are doing.  …

Modell’s Supports TKC

November 21, 2017

For the second year in a row, from September 11 to October 8, Modell’s Sporting Goods stores and Tackle Kids Cancer teamed up for the “Give 5, Get 5” campaign. When Modell’s shoppers donated $5…

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…

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