The Anaheim Ducks are proud to name Jessie Rees Foundation as our Community Spotlight for the month of March. The Jessie Rees Foundation was, and always will be, inspired by one courageous and compassionate 12-year-old little girl. Jessica Joy Rees, better known as “Jessie,” was a faith-filled, beautiful, athletic, caring and loving girl who courageously fought two brain tumors (DIPG) from March 3, 2011 to January 5, 2012. The mission of Jessie Rees Foundation is to fulfill Jessie’s wish by ensuring every child fighting cancer has the support and resources they need to never ever give up.
Jessie created her fun-filled JoyJars® as a way to send hope and joy to her peers fighting cancer. Jessie knew that fighting cancer made you feel lonely and limited. She also knew “love” stuffed in a jar was a great remedy. Jessie personally sent over 3,000 JoyJars to kids during her fighting. The Jessie Rees Foundation plans to reach 100,000 JoyJars by this spring!
On February 25th, the Anaheim Lady Ducks wives and significant others helped to stuff JoyJars for the Jessie Rees Foundation and learned all about the efforts the Jessie Rees Foundation is making to encourage children with cancer to never ever give up.
To learn more information about Jessie Rees Foundation, please visit their website: http://negu.org/