|Office Manager and
Tyler G. Bryant
Jeffery K. McAfee
Misty R. McAfee
Board of Directors:
- Kimberly Bone Bickley
- Donna H. Glenn
- John T. Chambers, Jr.
- James N. Richardson (Chaplain)
- Dr. Leigh R. Medders
Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc.
1005 Watson Blvd.
Warner Robins, GA 31093-3419
[click here for map]
P.O. Box 9537
Warner Robins, GA 31095-9537
(478) 293-1671 (Fax)
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization staffed primarily by volunteers (click to see IRS Letter of Determination). The foundation was started by Jeff and Misty McAfee of Warner Robins, GA as a way to memorialize their daughter, Joanna Rae McAfee who died of a rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer, and to help other kids stricken with cancer.
We rely on individual donations, company and corporate sponsorships, grassroots fundraisers, combined giving programs, and "Joanna Tag” sales to fund our mission.
The mission of the Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc. is to raise awareness, provide support and fund research for childhood cancer. Since inception, we have spent over $600,000 in support of our three mission objectives, and more than $200,000 has been spent to fund research grants.
Those of us closest to Joanna never want to forget the battle she fought. Her fighting spirit inspired us to create a foundation in her honor. Our purpose is to memorialize Joanna while helping other children stricken with cancer. We will strive to serve our purpose with a similar spirit, determination, and godliness as Joanna.
- Though pediatric cancer is rare, most people are unaware of the number of cancers that affect our children. Although strides have been made, survival rates remain very low for many of these cancers. Due to size, location and advanced stage of Joanna’s cancer, at diagnosis her chance of survival was only about 20%. Following relapse, her likelihood of survival was almost nonexistent. One of the main priorities of the foundation is to make others aware of how hard these children fight, even when faced with insurmountable odds, and how much work remains to be done to advance the search for a cure.
- Our support goal is simple. We want to provide some relief to an ailing child from the difficulties and challenges of being sick. We also want to help the families who love, nurture and hurt for their children in some tangible way. The hard reality is that current treatment protocols and clinical trials will not cure many children of their cancer, and these families need our help today. Providing a donation, arranging a trip to an amusement park and providing a meal are just a few examples of kind gestures that make a big difference to the these families.
- Research represents the greatest promise for curing childhood cancer. Children deserve more than just treatment options. They deserve a cure and a hope for tomorrow. All types of childhood cancers respond differently to treatment, so options are needed that target specific types or groups of cancers like Sarcomas. Disturbing is the fact that the overall survival rate for pediatric sarcomas has not increased in the past 20 years. [Source: The Pediatric Cancer Foundation] Joanna died from Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma so we feel strongly that our first grants should fund either sarcoma research or Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma research, but we will reevaluate grant priorities each year.
How to Support the Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation
To indicate your interest in helping, use our Contact Us form to let us know if you’d like to join one of our current fundraisers or if you have an idea for another fundraiser. We’d really like to hear about your ideas!
Other Ways to Help
Get a "Joanna Tag" for your vehicle
Make a donation
Buy/Sell on eBay
Shop at Food Lion
Chair a fundraiser in workplace or community!
Help with the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
Volunteer for a fundraiser
Search the internet and keep your eyes open for programs that donate and support non-profits, let us know what you find!
Talk to your employer about matching contribution programs
Ask your employer if you can sign up for payroll deduction program to benefit the JMCCF. Let us know what we need to do.
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