Movie Night Success!

Riverwoods Outdoor Movie Night Under the Stars was a huge success!  We tripled last year’s earning for The Leukemia Research Foundation. Many thanks to Marla and Dan Gelfond for organizing such an amazing event, to Mesirow Financial and Whitehall of Deerfield for being our leading sponsors as well as to Tuscany Wheeling, Cooker’s Red Hots, A-Z Entertainment, Durable Packaging International, and all of our other generous sponsors, donors and attendees. Success!

September 26th, 2011, posted by Stacy

Riverwoods Outdoor Movie Night Under the Stars

movie-night-posterJoin us for Riverwoods Outdoor Movie Night Under the Stars!

Feature Presentation: Back to the Future

Friday, September 23, 2011 ~ 6:30 pm

Riverwoods Village Hall

300 Portwine Road, Riverwoods 60015

Proceeds from this community event benefit The Leukemia Research Foundation.

Don’t miss out on a wonderful night under the stars that benefits such a worthwhile cause – finding a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.   Treats, raffles, games, an amazing auction and many more surprises await you!

Click to Register right here, right now!


**Bring your OWN CHAIRS and register prior to the event as we WILL sell out!**

July 15th, 2011, posted by Stacy

Bowl-A-Rama Fun!

bowl-2011-1Thanks to all who participated in the Jessica Shayne Magid Bowl-A-Rama!  It was a great day of friends, food, fun, contests, prizes and, of course, bowling!  We are thrilled to be able to support The Leukemia Research Foundation in a big way!  Thanks to our many sponsors as well.

Up next – Riverwoods Outdoor Movie Night Under the Stars on September 23 at the Riverwoods Village Hall.  Join us for a fantastic night under the stars with our feature film Back To The Future along with games, auction, and all that goes along with outdoor movie fun!

July 14th, 2011, posted by Stacy

The Time is NOW! Register Today to Strike Out Leukemia!

jessica-bat-m-photoDon’t miss your chance to attend the best and most worthwhile bowling event of the year!

Join us on Sunday July 10th from 11:00am-1:30pm at Brunswick Zone in Deerfield for bowling, games, prizes, surprises and a wonderful time with family and friends!

The JSM Bowl-A-Rama is a 100% volunteer-run event that honors the memory of Jessica Shayne Magid, who lost her battle with Leukemia at the age of 13.  Proceeds from the JSM Bowl-A-Rama go to The Leukemia Research Foundation.

Join us for this amazing and worthwhile event.  Let’s strike out Leukemia!  See you there!

Register right here, right now!

June 12th, 2011, posted by Stacy

2011 Jessica’s Car Wash for a Cure

Kids working hard for a causeCar wash season is finally here! We kicked it off at the 2011 JSM Car Wash for a Cure which was held on Sunday, June 5th.

A big thank you to all of our volunteers, to those of you who came out to get your cars washed and to Congregation Bnai Shalom for all of the support!

Check back for updates soon on the next Car Wash for a Cure date and location.  See you there!

May 31st, 2011, posted by Stacy

The Jessica Shayne Magid Bowl-A-Rama Is Back!

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You can strike out Leukemia!

The JSM Bowl-A-Rama is back and better than ever!

Join us on Sunday July 10th from 11:00am-1:30pm at Brunswick Zone in Deerfield for bowling, games, prizes, surprises and a wonderful time with family and friends!

The JSM Bowl-A-Rama is a 100% volunteer-run event that honors the memory of Jessica Shayne Magid, who lost her battle with Leukemia at the age of 13.  Proceeds from the JSM Bowl-A-Rama go to The Leukemia Research Foundation.

Join us for this amazing and worthwhile event.  Let’s strike out Leukemia!  See you there!

Register right here, right now!

March 22nd, 2011, posted by Stacy

Thank you to our 2010 Sponsors!!

We would like to thank our very generous 2010 “Jessica’s Car Wash for a Cure” Sponsors for helping us wash out leukemia!

The NutraSweet Company

Chicago, IL

Continental Restaurant

Buffalo Grove, IL

Dengeos Restaurant

Buffalo Grove, IL

Matthew Edelstein, CLU, ChFC

Grayslake, IL

Sherwin Korey, Capital Resource Management

Deerfield, IL

Silver, Lerner, Schwartz & Fertel, CPAs

Skokie, IL

Tip-Top Branding

Chicago, IL

The Bauer Foundation

Rochelle Magid

Ben Magid

Auntie Hedy

Auntie Lola

Uncle Mityu

Jerry Michel

Robert & Tamara Deppen

March 21st, 2011, posted by Julie

The Networking Group

The Networking Group

Northbrook based The Networking Group, as part of their pay it forward philosophy, invited a member of our JSM Leukemia Research chapter to speak at their March meeting about our efforts to eradicate Leukemia.

Dave Kaufman,  a JSM Board member who attended the event and spoke, was amazed with the generosity of The Networking Group.  “I was touched by not only The Networking Group’s generosity but by how many people had stories,” said Dave Kaufman.  “Many people pulled me aside to comment on how their family or a friend was dealing with Leukemia or had lost a friend or family member to the disease. It truly is a cancer that knows no bounds. The Networking Group is made of up people who have compassion for the community in which they live and work.  It’s organizations and people like this that are doing wonders.”

Dan Gelfond of Keepsake Family Tree Video and a member of The Networking Group, invited The JSM Chapter to the monthly meeting.  Dan shares, “I have been involved with JSM for only a short period of time but I felt it was very important to introduce JSM to TNG which has been a great proponent of “paying it forward”. It’s a great feeling to give back in any way you can. We are all so busy trying to work and make our way that we sometimes forget that others need our help.”

A big thank you to The Networking Group! Now – you go pay it forward too.

March 7th, 2011, posted by Stacy

Car Wash For A Cure Kickoff Videos and Photos

This year’s kickoff to “Jessica’s Car Wash for a Cure” was an amazing success. Enjoy this short multimedia show with videos and photos. Thanks to everyone involved.

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June 5th, 2010, posted by Julie

Help Raise Money for Leukemia Research! Host a “Car Wash for a Cure”!

The Jessica Shayne Magid “Chai” Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation is hard at work with our new fundraising project  – Jessica’s Car Wash for a Cure.  Please join us in our 2011 fundraising effort by being a “captain” and hosting your own neighborhood car wash!  Read below for more details.

History about Jessica and our Chapter:

Our Chapter began its fundraising efforts in 2005 – the 20th anniversary of Jessica’s death.  Click here for a biography of Jessica . For the first four years we conducted a golf tournament and then in 2009 for our 5th year, due to the downturned economy, we conducted a bowling event.  In these 5 years we have raised over $100,000.00 in our attempt to fund the research which will one day discover a cure for this dreaded disease.  To get an idea of the services offered by the Leukemia Research Foundation please visit www.leukemia-research.org.

The Neighborhood Car Wash Concept:

As part of our fund raising efforts over these past years, we have held what we termed “neighborhood car washes” which were run in 4 different residential driveways.  These car washes were conducted by high school and college age young adults (with the help of their parents as well) and raised $300 to $1,000 per location.  Based on that success we have decided to take this concept nationwide and we will be holding Car Washes during the Spring, Summer and Fall months.

Details of Hosting Your Own Car Wash:

1. Choose a day to host a 3-4 hour car wash with weekends obviously being preferred.

2. We will provide the flyers to use; you only need to provide the car wash supplies.

3. There are no meetings to attend and the time committment to host this event is minimal!

4. This will be a “Donation Only” car wash.  Based on our experience by offering to wash cars for no set price we received donations from $5.00 to $100.00 with the average donation being $15.00 to $20.00.  It is much easier to simply ask for a donation than to set a “car wash fee”.

We hope you join in the fun this year and host a Jessica Shayne Magid Car Wash for a Cure in your neighborhood!  Please e-mail info@jsmcure.org if you are interested!

Help Us Wash Out Leukemia in 2011!!

Family Car Wash

May 31st, 2010, posted by Julie