Letter: A thank you from the Friends of Jason Gould Committee

By on August 30, 2012

The fourth annual Hogfan Party, in memory of Jason Gould, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Moose in St. Charles. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your past support, and I hope you will be able to find it in your hearts to support us again this year. Our little grass roots organization made the Ohio State University (OSU) Impact Cancer magazine.

All of our proceeds go to Dr. Rob Baiochci at OSU and The James Cancer Hospital and the cancer research center. Dr. Baiocchi and his team have developed a vaccine to prevent the Epstein Barr virus (which is what caused Jason’s lymphoma. Yes, viruses do cause cancer.), and it is now headed to clinical trials and FDA approval! Dr. Rob and Ohio State have partnered with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and a pharmaceutical company to manufacture the vaccine, the first of its kind! This vaccine could have saved Jason’s life and will surely do that for many others in the years ahead.

Jason would be thrilled to hear that his dream of helping others survive is being realized. Come join us again this year for the fourth annual Hogfan Party to support leukemia and lymphoma research. It’s a great family event with great food, a silent auction, lots of raffle prizes and good fun. Saturday, Sept. 8, 4 to 9 p.m. Can’t make it? Support us by buying raffle tickets or making a donation. The grand raffle prizes this year include an iPad 3, 32-inch flat screen TV, a Trek bike, an American Girl doll and a ride in a hot air balloon.

If you’d like event tickets or raffle tickets, email friendsofjasong@aol.com or see www.friendsofjasongould.com. Click on Hogfan 2012 for details or call (630) 267-6374.

Many thanks for your past, continued and future support of this incredible research. We couldn’t meet our goals without your support.

Sandy Gould and the
Friends of Jason Gould Committee