The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and New York Football Giants are proud to announce the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Eli’s Challenge, as part of its successful Tackle Kids Cancer initiative. Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning has pledged to match grassroots donations to Tackle Kids Cancer, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000.
The announcement coincides with Tackle Kids Cancer’s first anniversary. In just one year, it has raised more than $2.5 million for programs and services at the Children’s Cancer Institute, part of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health. The successful campaign has motivated people to get involved, highlighted by various community fundraising efforts hosted by scout troops, school and youth teams, police departments, and other community groups. One of these efforts was coordinated by Becca, a “Most Valiant Patient.” After her cancer diagnosis, her scout troop rallied to raise more than $300 for Tackle Kids Cancer through bake sales and penny collections.