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

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 if you are interested!

Help Us Wash Out Leukemia in 2011!!

Family Car Wash

May 31st, 2010, posted by Julie

First 2010 Car Wash for a Cure – B’nai Shalom Congregation

Thank you to B’nai Shalom for generously donating their parking lot for our first car wash to kick-off Jessica’s Car Wash for a Cure!  The car wash, hosted on May 16th, was a great success!  It was a beautiful, sunny day, with volunteers willing to help “wash out” leukemia!

Thank you to our volunteers and all of those that participated and got their car washed!!!  Let’s continue to make 2010 the year we get that much closer to eradicating leukemia and related blood cancers!!

Here are some pictures from our first Car Wash!

Larry Car WashingSara Lemonade StandCar Washing

May 21st, 2010, posted by Julie

Car Wash For A Cure 2010 Kick-Off!

It’s official!!  The 2010 Jessica Shayne Magid “Chai” Chapter has kicked-off its 2010 fundraiser.  This year, it is not a golf tournament, it’s not a bowl-a-rama, but this year, it is JESSICA’S CAR WASH(ES) FOR A CURE!!


May 21st, 2010, posted by Julie

Carnival for a Cure

It’s great to introduce kids to fundraising that is fun. We recently were shared some photos from the Carnival for a Cure, enjoy the slideshow.

March 9th, 2010, posted by Julie

Highlights from the JSM Bowl-a-rama

Look at how much fun was had at the JSM Bowl-a-rama on July 19th!  Thank you again for all your support, and we hope to see everyone again next year!

July 26th, 2009, posted by Julie

Thank You For Making the JSM Bowl-a-rama A Success! Trib Local Highlights Bowl-a-rama!

Thank you to everyone who came out to bowl and/or volunteer for the Jessica Shayne Magid Bowl-a-rama on Sunday July 19th! The event was a success because everyone enjoyed the day of bowling, fun, friends and family and because your contributions and participation brings us closer to finding a cure for leukemia.

The Niles Trib Local has highlighted our event!  Click here for the full coverage ! This link will take you to the full article on page 11, and also see below as we made the front cover as well!!

Trib Local Front Page - Bowl-a-rama

July 26th, 2009, posted by Julie

Car Wash-a-rama Highlighted in Trib Local!

Kaufman Kids at Car WashThe car washes this past Sunday July 12th was a success!  We raised over $1,000 to directly benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation.  Our success was captured and highlighted on the front page of Trib Local.   Click here for the full story and pictures from the event.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the car wash – those who helped wash cars, those who brought their cars in for a wash and our car wash hosts!  Your support is appreciated!

A special thank you for our college kids who made all of this happen.  Carli and Evan Kander – our hosts and organizers.  Also, JP Kulick, Walter Zawlocki and Paul Timko for hosting the car                                                   washes!

We will see you this Sunday July 19th for the 2009 Bowl-a-rama!  Register today!

July 15th, 2009, posted by Julie

Three More Car Wash Locations Announced!

A huge thank you to Paul Timko, JP Kulick, and Walter Zawlocki and their families for their generosity in hosting car washes and providing three additional locations for the JSM Car Wash Extravaganza on Sunday July 12th! (Or should I say Car-Wash-A-Rama to keep with our Bowl-a-Rama theme)!

Below is a list of and links to maps for this Sunday’s car washes. Spread the word to family and friends!  This is a perfect time to get your car washed and for a wonderful cause!!

The Kander’s (Evan Kander team captain)
460 Mayfair Lane; Buffalo Grove

The Kulick’s (JP Kulick team captain)
147 Stonegate; Buffalo Grove

The Zawlocki’s (Walter Zawlocki team captain)
914 Country Lane; Buffalo Grove

The Timko’s (Paul Timko team captain)
1413 Rose Blvd; Buffalo Grove

Get Excited For JSM Car Wash Fundraiser!

We hope to see you there!

Here’s a sample flyer….

JSM CarWash Flyer

July 9th, 2009, posted by Julie

Want to Host a Car Wash ? Get Involved and Have Fun!!

 From Carli and Evan Kander…queue Car Wash Song!

“We are hoping to find people who are willing to host a car wash at their house on any available day this summer. If you are able to do so, you can choose a day (generally Saturdays and Sundays work best). You will need to provide car wash supplies. We will send you a copy of a flyer that you could hand out to family, friends, and neighbors. The cost for car washes will be donations only. The event is more fun when a lot of people help out at each car wash.

Feel free to get creative with other possible ways to raise money. For example, you may have younger siblings, cousins, or neighbors who could have a lemonade stand for donations. We greatly appreciate anyone who is willing to help out and raise money for a great cause. Please pass this on to anyone that you think would be interested in participating”.

Any questions can be directed to

Listen to the classic “Car Wash” song…

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 …and get excited for the JSM CAR WASH ON SUNDAY JULY 12TH!

July 8th, 2009, posted by Julie