The Team Jack Foundation and Nebraska state leaders are observing the first National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday.
In April, the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a resolution Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer offered to honor Jack Hoffman and designate September 26th as “National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day.”
“When I introduced a resolution designating September 26, 2013 as National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day, it was my hope this first day of national recognition would offer an opportunity to educate families and encourage others to get involved in an important cause. Today, Nebraskans are proud to join the Hoffman family in their dedicated efforts to raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer and show support for Atkinson’s own Jack Hoffman and the thousands of children across the country suffering from this horrible disease."
Team Jack will celebrate the day with an event at the Community Center in Atkinson, Nebraska that includes a dinner and silent auction from 6-10 p.m. Special guests include Heisman Trophy winner and Big Ten Network broadcaster Eric Crouch, fellow ex-Husker and broadcaster Matt Davison and Gov. Dave Heineman.
“I thank the Hoffmans for their inspiring courage and leadership and I thank all those commemorating National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day today," said Sen. Fischer. "It is by stepping up and working together that we can make a meaningful impact in fighting this disease, enhancing treating options and unlocking a cure."