Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Isaac's Fundraising Night

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Are you looking for a way to support our mission and struggling to find a way? Come to the Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches in East York (across from the Galleria Mall) on Monday, March 3rd from 5 - 9 PM!

If you join us for a delicious dinner, 25% of your check will be donated to The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. Don't forget to bring this flier to give to your server.

Isaac's has some of the most delicious pepper-jack tomato soup and trust me, you don't want to miss out!

See you there!

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*Please note: This fundraiser was originally scheduled for Thursday, 2/13 but rescheduled due to weather. Monday, 3/3 is the correct date for this event. Please direct any questions to* 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fundraise for JTSF

Do you want to be a part of The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation's mission to support families with children fighting cancer? You can - and it's so easy. 

Check out some of our simple and creative fundraising ideas below! Even better - create your own! 

Please contact Savannah Smith at for fundraiser coaching, JTSF promotional materials for your fundraiser and with any questions. Creative and unique fundraisers will be featured on our blog.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Join Us: January 3rd

Today, (January 3, 2014) is the 4th anniversary of our Jed's passing. While this is a difficult time for our family, we want to encourage our friends and supporters to remember Jed and his caring, funny nature.

Today, if only for a few minutes, we encourage you to join us in remembering Jed.

Get in the "Jed spirit" tomorrow by: 

  • Wearing a JTSF t-shirt or other merchandise 
  • Sharing Jed's story with a stranger 
  • Telling a friend or co-worker about The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation 
  • Enjoying a dinner out with your family 
  • Watching some cartoons 
  • Being a kid again and playing some video games 
  • Helping a friend 

Snap a picture and share them with us:

Updated: 1/3/14 9:30 AM

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Tuesday, December 3, 2013 is Giving Tuesday.

We have stood in the long lines of Black Friday and scoured the internet for the fabulous deals of Cyber Monday. Now help us kick off the holiday charitable giving season today.


Give love, give hope, give support and give comfort to families fighting childhood cancer.
Join us now.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Silpada Fundraiser

We're having a Silpada Fundraiser thanks to our friend and supporter Mindy Smith! 

If you like beautiful sterling silver jewelry, get in on this right now! This is the perfect time to shop. A portion of the proceeds benefits JTSF and our fight against childhood cancer. Need to purchase a christmas present for someone special? I'm sure she'd love some jewelry!

Here's how it works:

  • Log on to
  • View the catalogs and place your order from there 
  • You must register and create a user name and password when you check out (do not check out as a guest) 
  • Select JTS FOUNDATION as the hostess for your party! This is important! 
  • You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express
  • All orders will be shipped directly to you, the customer 
  • Silpada allows 60 days to do an exchange or refund, all jewelry has a lifetime guarantee warranty and all jewelry is .925 Sterling Silver
All orders must be placed by October 20th. Enjoy your shopping and know that you're helping the fight against childhood cancer!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (#CCAM)


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and if you LIKE us on Facebook, you know that each day we are posting childhood cancer facts in the hopes of raising awareness and teaching our audience some things they may not have known before about the 12 major branches of this disease.

It's not too late to join in so please, visit The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation on Facebook and LIKE our page to learn something new every day.

We will also be featuring some amazing childhood cancer focused organizations and individuals during this month. You don't want to miss it.


Part of what JTSF is doing is shedding some light about the quickly evolving history of cancers (particularly childhood cancer). The first documented case of childhood leukemia was found in 1860 in Germany. 

"In children, leukemia was most commonly ALL - lymphoblastic leukemia - and was almost always swiftly lethal. In 1860, a student of Virchow's [a German researcher and the father of modern pathology], Michael Anton Biermer, described the first known case of this form of childhood leukemia. Maria Speyer, an energetic, vivacious, and playful five-year-old daughter of a W├╝rzburg carpenter, was initially seen at the clinic because she had become lethargic in school and developed bloody bruises on her skin. The next morning, she developed a stiff neck and a fever, precipitating a call to Biermer for a home visit. That night, Biermer drew a drop of blood from Maria's veins, looked at the smear using a candlelit bedside microscope, and found millions of leukemia cells in the blood. Maria slept fitfully late into the evening. Late the next afternoon, as Biermer was excitedly showing his colleagues the specimens of "exquisit Fall von Leukamie" (an exquisite case of leukemia), Maria vomited bright red blood and lapsed into a coma. By the time Biermer returned to her home that evening, the child had been dead for several hours. From its first symptom to diagnosis to death, her galloping, relentless illness had lasted no more than three days." 
- Excerpt from The Emperor of All Maladies, A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee 

It has been 153 years since Biermer's discovery. We have made amazing strides towards fighting childhood cancer (mostly in the last decade) but we are not nearly far enough. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Family Portrait Fundraiser Registration


We're sorry, this registration is now closed!
Thank you for your interest and make sure you LIKE us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on future fundraisers (there may be an additional portrait fundraiser in the future)!