Levi has a new friend and helper. Her name is Eclair and she is an adorable service dog, trained by a marine to help Levi with everyday tasks, like opening doors and turning on lights. She goes everywhere with Levi, even to school. In the first week, Eclair has been to a Hershey Bears game, Chocolate World, a restaurant, grocery store and Home Depot. Looks like Levi and Eclair will enjoy a busy social schedule together. Dogs truly are a man's best friend!
Because NO child should be sidelined by sickness
Team IMPACT tackles the emotional trauma and social isolation experienced by children facing serious and chronic illnesses by matching them with a college athletic team. Through our two-year therapeutic program that complements their medical treatments, children develop relationships and skills that help them complete the full circle of healing.
Philadelphia Marathon - October 2021
Lance Hains & Mitch Spittle, bestfriends since kindergarten,
ran in JETTs first Philadelphia Marathon, raising $14,000
for the JETT Foundation.
Way to GO Lance and Mitch!!!
In 2001, Christine and Stephen McSherry started Jett Foundation after learning the devastating news that their then five-year-old son Jett had Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The McSherry family was determined to save Jett and the thousands of boys like him by establishing a foundation dedicated to funding DMD research that will ultimately cure this deadly disease.
The Jett Foundation has raised over $16 million dollars for promising biomedical Duchenne research and shifted its primary focus to direct service programming for families impacted by Duchenne and other neuromuscular disorders. Jett Foundation has established one-of-a-kind direct service programs and educational activities that have a proven track record of influence and meets the needs of affected families from every city and town, regardless of location, financial situation, or capabilities.
In 2007, Christine McSherry, founder of the Jett Foundation started JettRide, a cross country cycle tour for teens to spread awareness, unite families and inspire others to fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. JettRiders consist of teenage siblings, relatives and friends of boys living with Duchenne.
Next Year's Jett Ride Date TBD
Support Luke and Lance as they ride for their brother, Levi,
by making a donation on our fundraising page at the link below:
Jett Ride 2021 - Lebanon, PA
The Jett Ride is typically a 2-3 week cross country ride, spanning 6 states and biking 800 miles.
It was cancelled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but the Hains family hosted their own one day JETT RIDE in Levi's hometown of Lebanon, PA.
This year's Jett Riders raised $7,000 for the Jett Foundation, a non-profit that assists Duchenne families in need. Once again, it was a huge success!
Thank you to all the riders, friends, and family for supporting this great event.
Jett Ride 2020 - Lebanon, PA
In 2020 this group of Jett Riders raised $10,000 for the Jett Foundation.