Attention all Frances Foundation Friends and Supporters, and anyone who would like to help support families battling pediatric cancer:
On June 9th, at 5:00pm, the Middletown Ice World located at 214 Harmony Road in Middletown, will be hosting a hockey game between the Police and Firemen, to benefit the Frances Foundation.
Ticket purchase funds will bring immediate smiles and financial assistance to our Frances Foundation pediatric cancer warriors and their families.
This fast moving, hard hitting, fiercely competitive ice hockey game between the NJ State PBA Ice Hockey Team vs. the NJ State FMBA Hockey Team will be fun for all to attend !! .
Sports rivalries between POLICEMEN & FIREMEN are legendary . Proceeds from ticket sales to this game will benefit the Frances Foundation For Kids Fighting Cancer and our FF “be like jake” team.
The game will be played at the Middletown Ice World on SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH at 5 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door ($10 per adult/ $5 for children 6 & under).
The ice rink holds 2,000 spectators and we are looking for a LOUD sold-out house !!
SO RIGHT NOW: PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND SHARE THIS IMPORTANT EVENT ON ALL OF YOUR SOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS …….WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU, YOUR FAMILIES, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS, & YOUR WORK COLLEAGUES, & LOTS & LOTS OF KIDS, HAVING A GREAT TIME AT THE GAME !!!!
At 2 years old (2012) Jake was diagnosed with a high grade glioma brain tumor. He underwent a 7 hour brain surgery, 14 rounds of chemotherapy and 28 rounds of radiation, over a 1 year period at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Jake was in remission until a routine MRI scan in April of 2017 (7 years old) showed the brain tumor had returned. Jake underwent a 5 hour brain surgery, 6 rounds of chemotherapy and additional 33 rounds of radiation. He spent his summer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
During treatment for this relapse, a routine scan was done November 2017 and it showed disease returned to same area of brain as previously, plus the cancer was spreading to other areas of the brain. Jake now had a tumor on his cerebellum and other tumors were beginning to form.
December 2017 an MRI was done after Jake was complaining of pain near his back. We found the cancer has spread all down his spine and a tumor was at his lower back. This was causing him to have difficulty walking, and even standing.
At this point Jake’s cancer was considered uncontrollable, and he was released from the hospital with no options to treat disease. It was at this moment we were told, Jake is going to die. He remained in his home, under the care of his parents Mike & Janet, and local hospice. Jake passed away peacefully, in his bed on January 21st, 2018, just 6 weeks before his 8th birthday.
Jake’s story has not ended with his passing, in fact it has just begun. Progress can be followed at Facebook.com/JakeHonig1 #belikejake