Help Make A Child Smile!

Creating Smiles 1 Child at a Time

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.

Our Mission

A child is never fully dressed without a smile.

Jake Taraska

A smile takes a moment. But the memory of it lasts forever.


Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.

Jake Taraska Foundation


Presenting Check to Dick Vitale

On May 6, Dick Vitale invited me to his first ever telethon. At the telethon, we raised over $100,000 for pediatric cancer. I also presented him my check for $10,210. Dick and I also talked a lot about how important it is to raise an awareness and raise money for pediatric cancer.


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As a young child, Jake realized the power of giving back through his struggles with cancer.

Jake’s Story