Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Young Cancer Patient on His ESPY Award
Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Jack Hoffman for being awarded Best Moment of the Year at this year’s ESPY Awards.
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013
On July 23, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends seven year-old brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman for being awarded Best Moment of the Year at this year’s ESPY Awards.
According to a July 18, 2013 article published on DailyMail.co.uk entitled “Brave brain cancer patient, 7, who ran touchdown in famous YouTube video steals the show at ESPY awards,” the YouTube video of Jack Hoffman, a seven year-old brain cancer patient, scoring a touchdown for his favorite Nebraska Husker football team, won ‘Best Moment of the Year’ at the ESPY awards.
In the video, Hoffman scores a 69-yard touchdown before being lifted on the shoulders of the players back in April.
Winning the ‘Best Moment’ category was no easy feat as Jack Hoffman was going against the likes of Olympic soccer player Alex Morgan, Olympic tennis gold medalist Andy Murray and Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who is also battling cancer.
Hoffman first got the chance to join the Huskers through his family’s friendship with the team’s former running back Rex Burkhead. Together they formed the Team Jack campaign, which has been raising awareness and funds for research.
Andy Hoffman, Jack’s father, discusses the moment his son crossed into the end zone. “It was a lot of emotions right at once. Very emotional to see that. Husker fans have been so incredible to Jack and our family and especially to this cause,” he says.
Jack has been making positive progress in his recovery, finishing his last round of chemotherapy last month. A recent MRI at the Children’s Hospital in Boston showed that the tumor has shrunk substantially in the past year.
Michael Klipper, Chairman of Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, praises Jack for his bravery despite his battle. “Jack is truly an inspiration to everyone who hears about his story. To battle something so difficult at such a young age is so terrifying. Yet, Jack has turned his illness into a positive, doing what he can to spread awareness about this horrible disease. We congratulate Jack on his ESPY win and look forward to hearing about his continued success.”
VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.
VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
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