Jack's Angels

Charity Footprints Partner - Jack's Angels

32520 Wagon Wheel Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91390 | Program Focus: Health


Honoring the preciousness of life

Jack’s Angels name was inspired by the love and support of friends and neighbors for little Jack Demeter, who was only 3 when he was diagnosed with DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in October of 2011. He passed away 9 months later in July of 2012, the median survival time with the standard treatment of radiation therapy and no hope for survival. This has not changed since 1962, when Neil Armstrong’s daughter tragically died of this deadly brain tumor, and remains the same today. While fundraising for research seemed to be the logical goal, Jack’s Angels' leadership gravitated towards activism and advocacy for children with cancer. In 2014, Jack’s Angels worked with the CA state legislature to pass the first awareness resolution for DIPG/pediatric brain cancer and continued working with Members of Congress to have introduced the first such resolution in the House of Representatives on January 13, 2016. Jack’s Angels launched on January 14, 2016 “Childhood Cancer Talk Radio,” a weekly, one-hour show on TogiNet Radio, part of Global Broadcasting Networks. It airs at 4 pm ET on Thursdays. It continues to be a voice for children with cancer, their families, and their greatest heroes; caregivers, researchers, and people just like you who make a difference in the lives of children by volunteering, donating, or lending your voice in support. Jack's Angels continued working for the success of the DIPG Awareness Resolution in US Congress using DIPG as an ambassador for children with cancer, as most are unaware of the general underfunding of pediatric cancer research and the urgent, unmet needs of children with brain cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related death in children. Today, the Senate has passed the DIPG/Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Resolution in 2019, 2020, 2021, and in 2022 by unanimous consent. In the House of Representatives, the resolution achieved a House Majority of pre-vote support--unprecedented for this type of resolution, yet failed to secure needed conversation with House Leadership regarding the urgently needed impactful national attention that a vote and ultimate passage would provide. With that kind of national acknowledgement, we could be looking at 2 years instead of 10 years for an effective therapy for DIPG, which remains a terrible death sentence today despite our best efforts. Will there be another introduction of the DIPG Awareness Resolution in the 118th Congress? Jack's Angels will announce on March 23, 2023 live on Childhood Cancer Talk Radio, 4pm ET on TogiNet.com.

Our Mission

Supporting Awareness and Research for DIPG, pediatric brain cancer, and advocacy for children with cancer and childhood cancer research.