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We Hoops to End Hunger for Jack

2017
$30,182 of $30,000 Raised
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About

We Hoops to End Hunger for Jack

It is time for the Third Annual Hoops to End Hunger for Jack March Madness event to benefit the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research. This event consists of participants throughout New England completing March Madness brackets while donating funds for critical research in Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). The event originated in honor of Jack and has raised more than $30,000. We hope to raise $30,000 in 2017! 

John, Nikol, Madelyn, Lucy, and of course, Jack, thank you so much for your support. Your friendship and kindness has meant so much to our family! We know that together we can make this event a huge success and continue to raise money for a cure for the hunger. Thank you!

PWS is the most common cause of genetic obesity and affects approximately 1 in 15,000 births. Children with PWS suffer from feeding difficulties in infancy, delayed speech and physical milestones, short stature, scoliosis, sleep disturbances, behavioral challenges and cognitive delays. The defining symptom of PWS however, is hyperphagia, or, an insatiable appetite. Children with PWS feel hungry all the time, regardless of how much they eat. They also suffer from a slow metabolism and must be kept on a very strict diet to avoid life threatening weight gain. Currently, there are few treatments and no cure for Prader-Willi Syndrome. Events like Hoops to End Hunger for Jack help raise critical funds to support research for this challenging disorder.
How to Participate
1. Donate $15 per bracket you complete. 
     Each donation is tax deductible.
 
2. Register your March Madness Brackets through this link: (copy and paste this URL in your browser)
https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/6026
 
3. Get ready to win great prizes like...
A $500 AMEX GIFT CARD!
4 Boston Red Sox Tickets
A photograph signed by Red Sox player, Blake Swihart
A necklace donated by Towne & Country Jewelers
A bracelet donated by Hannoush Jewelers
A Jenny Boston gift card
A gift card to Civic Kitchen & Drink Restaurant
Check out our Facebook Page: 
 https://www.facebook.com/events/209255016207829/?notif_t=plan_user_joine...

We hope that you have an exciting March Madness! Enjoy all of the HOOPS knowing you helped Jack and his family as they HOOPS for the cure!
 

messages from the donors

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    • We're so proud of the progress that you've made this year! You're one remarkable little boy and we love you so much!!
    • Anonymous
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    • Dearest Jack, You have had my heart since the day you were born. I am so proud of all you have accomplished and my life is richer for your presence. Shine on!
    • Jack M.
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    • Happy to support the Cause of the BEST Parents Ever! My love to you, Madelyn, Jack and Lucy! ❤
    • Sandy Kinsella
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    • Go Jack, go! Your smile, joy, and dance moves are stellar! It's an honor to stand with you and your family
    • Pam and John Munsell
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    • We love you Jack and are so thankful for you in our lives. You never cease to amaze and motivate and inspire us every day. We love you buddy!
    • Nikol & John
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    • Happy Birthday Jack! We are so proud of all you have accomplished this year and can't wait to see what you will do this year. We love you Jack!
    • Nana & Pop
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    • Jack keep up the hard work. What a wonderful and caring family. A special happy birthday to Jack!
    • The Lappin Family
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    • Jack, YOU are an amazing little man! You're strong,loving, funny, curious, determined, sensitive,...unstoppable! We are so proud of YOU. We love you forever!
    • Maeve & Deird
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    • Happy Birthday, Jack!
    • Nancy Owens
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    • Cheers to Jack!
    • Rob and Kathryn Stuart
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    • Happy third birthday to one amazing little boy!
    • Brian and Jane Bennett
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    • Happy Birthday Jack!
    • The Stafford Family
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    • Go, Jack, go! We are so proud of you. We love you, Jack!
    • Zoë and Kate Hamilton
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    • Happy Birthday to Jack!
    • Anonymous
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    • I love you Jack!
    • Grandma Pearson
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    • Go Jack!
    • Frank & Pauline
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    • Happy Birthday Jack!
    • John & Dawn Young
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    • We love you cousin Jack!!!
    • Max & Clara
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    • Our inspiration, we love you!
    • Ben, Zach, Aunt Denise & Uncle Mark
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    • Love you little man
    • Uncle Dan and Aunt Gretchen
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    • Jack, we will always be your fans. Keep up the good work! We love and miss you.
    • The Brigulios
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    • Happy Birthday Jack :)
    • Songyi Wang
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    • We could not be more proud of you, Jack. We love you!
    • Matthew & Elaine Hamilton
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    • Hooray for Jack!!!
    • The Naughtons
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    • Love to all
    • Avis Ainsworth
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    • Rock on Jack! Xoxo
    • The Curran's
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    • You are in my prayers
    • Ginny Mercede
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    • Keep up the hard work Jack!
    • The Pierangeli Family
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    • Sending love and hope for a few GIANT steps in research this year! So proud of all the accomplishments Jack has made and all the LOVE in your family. <3
    • Karen H
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    • Much love to your darling family!
    • Nina Andrews
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    • Happy Birthday Jack!
    • Deb and Rich
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    • Go Jack!
    • Lorrie P.
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    • Couldn't resist donating again with the match today! Happy birthday, Jack :)
    • The Roys
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    • Go Jack! Wishing you another year of growth and success!
    • Anonymous
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    • God Bless Jack
    • Michael F Pearson
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    • Jack has an incredible spirit - I think it's all the love that surrounds him!!! What a wonderful family!!! You all touch my heart!!
    • Deirdre and Miles St Jacques
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    • Go Jack!!!! You're an awesome little rock star!
    • Beth Murphy
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    • Sending love to all of you! Your family is such an inspiration to all of us!
    • Anonymous
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    • My little friend, Jack. A joy to know you and your family!
    • Kathleen A.
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    • We hoops to end hunger!
    • Dave and Andrea Piercey
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    • Jack is adorable and we wish him every happiness today , tomorrow and always!
    • Rhonda and Alan Altman
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    • Amazing Family
    • Kathy Marcello
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    • Go Jack!
    • Dot Peck
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    • So happy to help Jack and this worthy cause!
    • Sardelli Linda
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    • Happy Birthday Jack !!!
    • Anonymous
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    • Love you Jack!
    • Anonymous
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    • We love you Jack!!!
    • Katie
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    • Go Jack, go!!! Love your dance moves!
    • Meghan G.
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    • Keep up the good fight!
    • Nicole R.
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    • Happy to donate to such a sweet little boy!
    • Andi Daunais & Family

How Are We Doing?

1st Place

$30,182 raised
100% complete towards our goal of $30,000
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thank you donors

    • Rare Disease Day Match
    • $12,051
    • Anonymous
    • $3,000
    • Anonymous
    • $1,000
    • Jack M.
    • $500
    • Sandy Kinsella
    • $500
    • Pam and John Munsell
    • $500
    • Nikol & John
    • $500
    • Nana & Pop
    • $500
    • The Lappin Family
    • $500
    • Anonymous
    • $500
    • Maeve & Deird
    • $300
    • Jack, Madelyn, and Lucy
    • $250
    • Meg H.
    • $250
    • Nancy Owens
    • $250
    • Rob and Kathryn Stuart
    • $250
    • Rev. Christopher Mahar
    • $250
    • Sun Life Financial Matching Gift
    • $250
    • Brian and Jane Bennett
    • $200
    • The Stafford Family
    • $200
    • Anonymous
    • $200
    • Anonymous
    • $200
    • Anonymous
    • $200
    • Anonymous
    • $200
    • Anonymous
    • $150
    • The Ethiers
    • $150
    • Anonymous
    • $150
    • Jenn & Nick
    • $125
    • Jack\'s buddies - Kaiden, Ariana and Layla Biondi
    • $100
    • The Roys
    • $100
    • ANNA-JEAN MCGILLVRAY
    • $100
    • Aunt Joan
    • $100
    • Zoë and Kate Hamilton
    • $100
    • Anonymous
    • $100
    • Liza, Chris, Matteo & Rosa
    • $100
    • Alyssa Degon
    • $100
    • David Galt
    • $100
    • Grandma Pearson
    • $100
    • Greg & Cory Crothers
    • $100
    • Frank & Pauline
    • $100
    • John & Dawn Young
    • $100
    • Anonymous
    • $100
    • John S.
    • $100
    • Max & Clara
    • $100
    • Harold S.
    • $100
    • Ben, Zach, Aunt Denise & Uncle Mark
    • $100
    • Uncle Dan and Aunt Gretchen
    • $100
    • Rebecca and Christos M.
    • $100
    • The Brigulios
    • $100
    • Songyi Wang
    • $100
    • Matthew & Elaine Hamilton
    • $100
    • Stephen and Rachael M.
    • $100
    • The Naughtons
    • $100
    • Anonymous
    • $100
    • Trevor Condren
    • $100
    • Avis Ainsworth
    • $100
    • The Curran\'s
    • $100
    • Ginny Mercede
    • $100
    • Lauren and Ian Patrick
    • $100
    • Scott Lickstein/Catherine Nock
    • $100
    • The Silvia Family
    • $100
    • Anonymous
    • $100
    • Uncle Matt & Aunt Meg
    • $100
    • The Pierangeli Family
    • $100
    • Jennifer H.
    • $100
    • The Colello Family
    • $100
    • Anonymous
    • $100
    • Katie Kev Sienna and Max
    • $80
    • The Vo Goldstein Family
    • $75
    • Kevin S.
    • $75
    • Karen H
    • $75
    • Dawsons
    • $75
    • Nina Andrews
    • $60
    • Lauren B.
    • $60
    • Chrissy and Jack Deep
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • Dragica M.
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • Valerie F.
    • $50
    • Danielle
    • $50
    • Deb and Rich
    • $50
    • Tina Ferrara
    • $50
    • Chrissy Kelley
    • $50
    • Lorrie P.
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • sharon holm
    • $50
    • The Roys
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • The Fairbarns
    • $50
    • KMills
    • $50
    • Elkas Family
    • $50
    • Michael F Pearson
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • Wally and Marlene Stuart
    • $50
    • Vincenzo F.
    • $50
    • A.Tverskoy
    • $50
    • Deirdre and Miles St Jacques
    • $50
    • Beth Murphy
    • $50
    • Ryan G.
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • Kathleen A.
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • Anonymous
    • $50
    • Hovey Family
    • $50
    • Vincenzo F.
    • $50
    • Dave and Andrea Piercey
    • $50
    • Rosemarie Marcus
    • $50
    • Sam and Ben Piccolo
    • $40
    • Rhonda and Alan Altman
    • $36
    • Sue Ruiz
    • $30
    • Paula C.
    • $30
    • Betsy, Brian, Claire and Andrew
    • $30
    • Anonymous
    • $30
    • Anonymous
    • $30
    • Anonymous
    • $30
    • Kathy Marcello
    • $30
    • Anonymous
    • $25
    • Dot Peck
    • $25
    • Rose Marie Gizzo
    • $25
    • The Schulman Family
    • $25
    • The Opsal Family
    • $25
    • Sardelli Linda
    • $25
    • Michael H.
    • $25
    • Anonymous
    • $25
    • Anonymous
    • $25
    • Anonymous
    • $25
    • John & Teri Yonsky
    • $25
    • Kathy & Carl Bopp
    • $25
    • Steve W.
    • $25
    • Michele McCue
    • $25
    • Peggy F.
    • $25
    • Todd S
    • $25
    • Anonymous
    • $25
    • Andrew C
    • $25
    • Chris H.
    • $20
    • Anonymous
    • $20
    • Anonymous
    • $20
    • Anonymous
    • $20
    • Anonymous
    • $20
    • Katie
    • $20
    • Anonymous
    • $15
    • Uncle Pat
    • $15
    • Nancy Kellner
    • $15
    • Eric L.
    • $15
    • Meghan G.
    • $15
    • Nicole R.
    • $15
    • Betsy\'s Brother
    • $15
    • Andi Daunais & Family
    • $15
    • Collins Family
    • $15
    • Christie P.
    • $15

We Hoops to End Hunger for Jack