Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2013
Today, ClubCorp USA, owner of the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club and dozens of other top resorts, capped a year of support for the Jessie Rees Foundation with a donation of $42,768.79.
“Over the past year, Jessie and her foundation have helped over 50,000 courageous kids fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up,” said Erik Rees, Jessie’s daddy and Chief Encouragement Officer. “ClubCorp USA, Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club and their members cared for us in so many ways, and this generous donation says it all.”
From the opening days of her fight against brain cancer, Jessie knew that children fighting cancer needed to know the world cares. Her effort soon grew into JoyJars of 15-20 new, age appropriate toys and given her own motto of ‘Never Ever Give Up’ she completed over 3,000 of them personally.
“Jessie’s life work has now impacted the lives of 50,000 kids in her same fight against cancer and the way it can make otherwise outstanding kids lonely, labeled, and limited,” said Erik Rees, Jessie’s Dad and Chief Encouragement Officer of the Jessie Rees Foundation.
“ClubCorp USA defines Never Ever Give Up. Over the last six years, they have used their organization and its platform to raise $8 million for charitable purposes,” continued Erik Rees. “We have had a close partnership with them for a year and we look forward to a lot more work together.”
About Jessie Rees Foundation
Each JoyJar carries 15-20 new, age appropriate, toys within its brightly covered sealed jar for courageous kids with cancer. Jessie started distributing JoyJars herself in 2011 during her fight against inoperable brain cancer. She passed away in January 2012 and the foundation she started now serves 202 children’s hospitals and every Ronald McDonald House in America. In 2012, Jessie was named a 'Young Wonder' by CNN. The foundation has over 1,000 volunteers and partners nationally with UPS, Life Technologies, Anthem Blue Cross of California, youtheory and others to make sure every courageous kid fighting cancer Never Ever Gives Up.