Jessie Rees Foundation Receives $100,000 Matching Gift for Its Celebration of Caring For Kids with Cancer on Saturday, March 29 at 5:30 PM in Newport Beach, CA

Anonymous gift will allow the sold out "Imagine the Possibility" event at the Newport Beach Marriott in Fashion Island to help thousands more of courageous kids with cancer globally.

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UCLA Bruins Football Head Coach Jim Mora with Erik Rees and four courageous kids Kurt Perryman, Nicolas Balkhi, Cade Spinello, and Mikey Ashton

The revolution of caring that Jessie started during her battle with cancer has brought us so many friends," said Erik Rees. "A matching gift of $100,000 is so incredible, that it really does have us imagining the possibilities!

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

Today, the Jessie Rees Foundation's Chairman and Jessie's Daddy, Erik Rees announced that a matching gift of $100,000 has been made to the Foundation for the sold out "Imagine the Possibilities" gala event being held on Saturday, March 29 at the Newport Beach Marriott at Fashion Island.

"The revolution of caring that Jessie started during her battle with cancer has brought us so many friends," said Erik Rees. "A matching gift of $100,000 is so incredible, that it really does have us imagining the possibilities!"

The celebration on Saturday night will include special performances by international recording artists The Bolts as well as appearances by dozens of Olympic medalists and other celebrity athletes.

"We have 70 All Star athletes that have engaged with us to teach everyone how important it is to live Jessie's motto of 'Never Ever Give Up' or 'NEGU' for short," explained Erik Rees. "Past celebrations like this have included Heisman trophy winners like Matt Leinart, Olympic Gold Medalists like Lenny Krayzelburg, and many others. This is always a fun and newsworthy night."

WHAT     Jessie Rees Foundation 3rd Annual Gala Imagine the Possibility

WHERE    Newport Beach Marriott & Spa at Fashion Island
        900 Newport Center Drive
        Newport Beach, CA
        (949) 640-4000
         (Meet in hotel lobby for media check in)

WHO        Jessie Rees Foundation and several hundred supporters
        International Recording Artists 'The Bolts'
        Celebrity Athletes including Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlin Sandeno

WHEN     Saturday, March 29, 2014 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
        Dinner and Entertainment Events begin at 7:00 PM

Jessie Rees Foundation                                                                 http://jessie.org

Founded in 2011 by Jessie Rees and her family during her fight with inoperable brain cancer, the Foundation helps kids Never Ever Give Up in their quest for healing from cancer. Distributing Jessie’s JoyJars © through 262 children’s hospitals, every Ronald McDonald House in the US, and in 13 countries, the Foundation has provided over 80,000 JoyJars to kids and families through the support of major corporate partners UPS, Anthem BlueCross of California, Life Technologies, and others.

The Foundation has provided 100% of the JoyJars at no cost to the hospital or recipients and is completely funded through private donations.

CONTACT:                                         Jeff Gibson (949) 851-8511 jgibson(at)race(dot)com


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  • Jeff Gibson
    Jessie Rees Foundation
    (949) 851-8511
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