About the Jake Taraska Foundation

The Jake Taraska Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to using the passion for sports to help find a cure for pediatric cancer and to provide hope to the suffering of millions of children and their families. The foundation was established in 2016. It was established for 2 reasons:

1.) These are innocent children who do not deserve to go through cancer. Our goal is to put a smile on every child’s face going through cancer. Studies show, when a child smiles more, then he/she is more motivated and more inspired to fight harder. The Jake Taraska Foundation will use all donations to ensure that every child gets the hope they need.

2.) To inspire individuals to make a positive impact on the world despite what others think of them and despite their fears and disabilities. Also, to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for childhood cancer.

As a young child, Jake realized the power of giving back through his struggles with cancer. To learn more about Jake’s Story, go to Jakes Story. During Jake’s battle with cancer, he had tremendous love and support which gave him the hope and confidence he needs to overcome cancer. Jake wants every child that gets diagnosed with cancer the same opportunity that he had as a child. Jake wants to provide kids hope and put smiles on all their faces despite the circumstance that they are currently facing. To learn more about why Jake is giving back, go to Jake’s Bio.

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