Philanthropy

Jessie Rees Foundation

Our office works with NEGU to help assemble JoyJars® for children fighting childhood cancer.

The Jessie Rees Foundation was, and always will be, inspired by one courageous and compassionate 12-year-old little girl. Her name, Joy Rees, better known as "Jessie". Jessie was a faith-filled, beautiful, athletic, caring and loving twelve-year-old girl who courageously fought two brain tumors (DIPG) from March 3, 2011 to January 5, 2012. Jessie created her fun-filled JoyJars® to send hope and joy to her peers fighting cancer. Jessie knew that fighting cancer made you feel lonely and limited.


Alex's Lemonade Stand

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.  Northwestern Mutual, through the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, announced its new multi-year philanthropic program to fight pediatric cancer.  Read more:  Northwestern Mutual Fights Childhood Cancer.  The financial security company has teamed up with two leading national nonprofit organizations focused on fighting childhood cancer and helping families, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) and Starlight Children's Foundation™ (SCF). Through these partnerships, Northwestern Mutual will activate a range of programs and events in communities across the country. To learn more, visit: www.alexslemonade.org