Jack is a three year old boy who loves superheroes, fire trucks and playing at the pool with his friends. In Febuary, he was diagnosed with an aggressive germ cell tumor and received four rounds of chemotherapy at UVA before it was discovered that he would need a stem cell transplant to more effectively treat the cancer. He and his parents, Mike and Emily, have moved to Philadelphia for the next few months so that Jack can receive cutting edge treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
The funds raised through JackFest will go directly to Jack and his family, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Child Life Program at UVA. This program provides support and services for families whose children are facing life threatening health challenges. Jack and his family have benefited greatly from the amazing work that their team is doing here in our community.
Calling all Superheroes! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and join us for JackFest on Sunday, November 3rd at Panorama Farms for a family friendly fall festival to help support Jack and other children facing health challenges. JackFest will feature a Superhero Team Scavenger Hunt for the whole family, as well as a Kids' Superhero Dash that will include a special JackFest superhero cape with each entry. In addition, there will be a bounce house and slide, face painting, crafts by The Hive, obstacle course, special musical guest Stephen Dogless, fire trucks, UVA football team superhero visitors, tethered hot air balloon rides, food trucks, a beer & wine garden, and a chance to win tons of amazing prizes!