Monday, April 29, 2013

Sweet Frog | Fundraiser

Fundraiser Alert!

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Stop by Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt Shop in East York TOMORROW (4/30) from 12 - 9 p.m. and 10% of your frozen treat will help fight childhood cancer if you mention us at checkout!

Where: Sweet Frog of East York (2071 Springwood Rd., York, PA)
When: Tuesday, April 30th from Noon - 9 p.m.
What: 10% of proceeds will benefit the fight against childhood cancer through The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation
Don't Forget: To mention JTSF at checkout. Just say, "I am here to support The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation, thanks!"

We hope you'll bring your friends and enjoy a fruity or chocolatey treat for the fight!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

JTSF Rockstar | Noah Mummert (April)

Noah is a pretty happy-go-lucky kid with lots of energy! He enjoys swimming, painting and playing video games. He also loves to cook and spend time with his brother, Ben, who is 16.

Besides a little acid reflux, Noah had been fairly healthy until shortly after potty training began. He was always constipated and complained of tummy pain! This continued after many doctor’s visits and a lot of MiraLAX.

One morning he woke up with a 102-degree fever and complaining of side pain. Noah was also and throwing up yellow bile. His pediatrician sent us to the emergency room where we waited many hours before they agreed to do a CT scan. Shortly after that we were rushed by ambulance to Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital where we told he had a mass on his left kidney that they suspected was a Wilms’ tumor. A biopsy the next day confirmed that the mass was a stage ruptured Wilms tumor.

Wilms’ tumor is a cancer of the kidneys that occurs most commonly in young children. The prognosis for Wilms' tumor is generally very good with the 5-year survival rate for patients around 90%. However, this prognosis depends highly on diagnosis, staging and treatment. 

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Noah’s treatment started about one week after his diagnosis. It started a blood transfusion and then transitioned 6 weeks of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor before surgery. He then had the tumor and his one kidney removed. This surgery was followed by one week of radiation and 5 more months of chemotherapy.

Noah was such a trooper through all of his treatment! Considering everything he has gone through at such a young age, he has been such a good kid and he is always positive and upbeat.

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As of May 2013, Noah will be two years cancer free and coming up on April 28th, it has been two years since Noah’s last chemo treatment!

“My dream is that we can move past this part of our life as much as we can and use what we have learned to help fight for the rest of the kids going through or who will go through these nasty diseases!” – Noah’s mom Kathy 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

JTSF Mother's Day Presents

So there's only a few weeks left until Mother's Day and you aren't sure what to get your Mom, Mother of your children, Grandma, Mother-In-Law, awesome Aunt or any of the important women in your life.

No problem... we've got some suggestions for you!



Surprise her with a couple of tickets to the 3rd Annual JTSF Crab Feed! Make sure you let her know that this event is June 15th so she's got some time to work up her appetite. Let her know she can bring her husband, friend or... you! The Crab Feed features all-you-can-eat fresh steamed Maryland blue crab, sides, hot dogs and desserts with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages provided! How could you go wrong? For more information check out this post and you can get your tickets right here on the blog on the right side bar (does not work on mobile devices).

Whether the woman you're buying for is a master in the kitchen or just a hobbyist cookbook collector, she'll love this one. A JTSF cookbook is sure to please! They are not only filled with delicious recipes but also beautiful photos and inspirational stories! It's one to keep around for a long time. Get yours here! 

You can't go wrong with a CamelBak Eddy water bottle. Add on the fact that you're helping to fight childhood cancer. Need we say more? You can get them right here on the blog! 

CamelBak Eddy water bottles
  • .6 L
  • Spill Proof 
  • Fits in most cup holders
  • 100% BPA-Free
  • Features the CamelBak patented flip-top bite valve 
  • Integrated loop handle (can be clipped to almost anything with a carabiner)
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Stain resistant 
  • Complete with the JTSF logo  



Everyone loves a good smelling candle. How about a great smelling candle that also is good for the environment and the home you live in? Smell This Candle Co. embodies a commitment to quality and sustainability by producing their candles with all-natural soy wax (made from soy beans grown in the USA without chemicals or pesticides), leaves their candles dye-free and only uses fragrances that are phthalate free! On top of all of that, they donate a portion of their proceeds to The Jedediah Thomas Smith Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. They are based locally out of York, Pennsylvania and are a family operation - the best kind. Mom needs a candle right?

Of course, your mom/grandma/wife has everything her heart has ever desired. But you still need to recognize her on this oh-so-important day! How can you thank her and show her how much she means to you? Make a donation to help fight childhood cancer on her behalf.

Make a donation at the top of our blog page via the PayPal "Donate Now" button and leave us a note with your donation with the NAME and ADDRESS of the person you would like to recognize !  We will send them a note letting them know that you have made a contribution to the fight in their name and because they have inspired you, a family will be able to breathe a little easier. *Please do not forget the name and address of the person you are donating on behalf or we will not be able to thank them too*

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Do you like our list? Has it inspired you? We hope you'll join us in recognizing the important women in your life on Mother's Day and every day of the year!