September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Georgia Proclaims September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

See a video of this amazing day.

Please consider making a donation to pediatric cancer research in honor of Jacob:

Because of your past donations we have been able to help fund a research project in Jacob’s honor at Northwestern University with Dr. Crispino looking at the link between why children with Down syndrome (1 and 95) have a higher frequency rate of Leukemia than the general population (1 and 2,000). Through this research, we believe we will find better cancer protocols with minimum side effects and ultimately a cure for childhood cancer!!!! See Jacob’s fundraising team page here.

No MOORE Chemo Party

On Sunday, March 10, 2013 we celebrated with a “No Moore Chemo” party with over 350 friends and family.  This was a true thank you celebration for all the love, prayers and support we have received these last 3+ years of treatment. Senator John Albers proclaimed that  day as “Jacob Moore” Day in the State of Georgia! Please pray for us as our cancer survivorship journey continues and with God’s help (and yours) we will get through this and find a cure for childhood cancer together!!!!

To keep up with Jacob’s condition and offer prayers and support

Heidi has set up a CaringBridge website to post updates about Jacob’s condition with a journal. On this website, you can keep track of how Jacob is doing, see pictures, leave a message on the guestbook, or just receive e-mail notification when the journal is updated.
Jacob’s status and condition site

To donate time and meals

We have set up a LotsaHelpingHands website that allows people to volunteer to bring meals, clean, and provide other service opportunities to the family. The site very easily lets you volunteer to help and then look at a calendar with a list of their needs for the week and select where you would like to help. Please note: At this time, The Moore Family is not requesting meal donations. Thank you for all your support this last year. If they do need support, you will receive an email.
Team Jacob Lotsa Helping Hands site

Fight for Jacob and his family

Over the years, Heidi Moore has served as a tireless advocate for people with disabilities in Georgia — holding rallies at the Capitol, speaking to organizations across Georgia, meeting with legislators, working with the media, and keeping everyone in the disability community updated with her newsletter. Her motivation and inspiration: her son Jacob, who was born with Down syndrome, and his brother, Jared.

Jacob has also fought for advocacy in his own way by shattering barriers and winning friends with his infectious smile. Behind them all along the way were Jared and Heidi’s husband, Steven.

On 11/13/09, the Moore family received the devastating news that 9-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and that there would be a long road ahead of them for treating Jacob’s condition (3 ½ year chemotherapy treatment plan). The community responded with an overwhelming outpouring of love, support, and prayers after hearing the news. So, this site is dedicated to giving this wonderfully supportive community the opportunity to help.

Raising Money for Childhood Cancer

As you are all aware, cancer has impacted our entire family – especially Jacob. Because of your support, so far we have raised over $16,000 for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. This allows us to continue to support the Down syndrome/Leukemia research project being conducted at Northwestern University in Jacob’s honor. Let’s find a cure for cancer so NO child has to go through what he has these last 3+ years of treatment! In addition, in 2012, Jared raised over $1,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer and we have multiple friends running for Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise money for this wonderful organization.  Thank you for making a difference!