Monday, March 16, 2009

Shake 4 Jake


It's that time of year again, and we need your help!! Shake 4 Jake is upon us and we are gearing up. We would love to see your faces there so mark your calendar, the date is June 20th. There will be a golf tournament(on June 19th), 5k run, Jake's Jamboree(kids carnival), telethon, and of course the Shake, where there will be live music, a silent auction, live auction, raffle, buffet, spirits, and all the fun you can stand! We've turned it into a weekend extravaganza. Your sure to walk away INSPIRED!!!!!
We have helped over 150 families since we have opened our doors and people like you have opened your hearts. We've paid all sorts of things like rent, gas, utilities, we fix cars, we helped with transportation, and we've helped with just some much needed cash. Whatever the need, we try to our best to help. These families are very grateful and there are still too many out there that need our help. How can I help you ask? Well we need silent auction items, live auction items, gift box items, do you know someone who would like to sponsor? Think about it, do you have season tickets to something? Do you own a condo somewhere? Do you know someone who owns a business? Do you yourself have anything to offer? Do you want to donate a gift certificate from somewhere? Anything is appreciated.
I think you getthe point. We do this for the many families struggling with their day to day finances. Imagine having a sick child, trying to find ways to save his life, and having to worry about your bills too! You can help relieve some of the burden. Do it in memory of someone or to honor your own healthy children. What ever your inspiration, we would love your help. All donation can be mailed to JOR Foundation PO Box 3097 West Monroe, LA 71294. We would be happy to send you a tax receipt. BELIEVE




Jake & his entire family thanks you for your continued support and we hope to see you there!

55 comments:

Denise said...

OH! what beautiful faces I see on today's posting.... Maddiboo and Jakipoo.
I will certainly be donating something for the Shake 4 Jake auction once I get back to Canada, and I am hoping to make a repeat visit down to Louisiana for that weekend in June as well. I hope I'll be free to do so. I had so much fun 2 years ago.
You're all a wonderful, wonderful group of people who I admire so much. God bless you for helping out so many people in need.
Praying and always BELIEVING,
Denise

Nana's Joy said...

I love the picture of Jake and his boxers on his head. You can really see how much he and Maddi look a like when their pictures are side beside.
I think what you are doing for everyone with sick children is great. Believe me I know.
Wishing you a GREAT Sucess on this years Shake 4 Jake.

Joyce said...

Oh what a great surprise to see that sweet face tonight! I just know that Jake is looking down on his family with a big 'ol grin on his face seeing all the good you all are doing for so many. I sure do wish we could peek in just to see what kind of antics he is up to. Praying for a great shake again this year!

Sparks said...

I've been out sick for awhile now and I guess I missed all the "drama"!! I'm so glad to see you up and running again, and posting picture of all those beautiful kids! I've missed seeing the "girls".
The pictures of Jake was an added bonus for me. I was having a down day today. That smile of his is so precious. Even though I have never met any of you I know you, from Jakes site and now you blogs. Thankyou for sharing your familys with us.
I hope and pray that Shake 4 Jake is a huge sucess again this year!

Mindy said...

I LOVE when you post Jake pictures! I 'knew' you guys long, long before you ever 'knew' me!!!

I remember seeing the pictures from Shake 4 Jake last year! LOOKED LIKE SUCH A BLAST!!! And for the best cause ever!!!!!!!!!

Auntie Mip said...

Prayers that the Shake 4 Jake is a HUGE success. Maddie is so pretty and seems to have her brother's wrapped around her finger. It is so nice to come here and see pictures of jake again...I imagine that is so hard for you Staci so thak you. What a precious boy!

Mo if you are out there...you, Ellie, Gabbi & Todd The Bod are missed. Ihope you are well.

Beth E. said...

Sounds like Shake for Jake's gonna be a blast! I wish I could be there! :-(

I love the pictures of Jake. The JOR Foundation is amazing. What loving, giving people you are!

Blessings...
Beth (a.k.a. Trixie) LOL

jennifer h. said...

I wish you all great success with another Shake for Jake!! What an awesome way to honor Jake and help others who are where you have been! I wish I could come all the way to Louisiana to attend. I will be thinking of some way I can contribute! and LOVED the pics of Jake!

charlene said...

We wouldn't miss it for anything. I marked my calander the day Mo posted the date on her blog. I even wrote about it on my blog that very night. We will be bringing more from Claiborne Parish this time. We had a great time last year and I know it will be just as great this year.

Mindy said...

Oh, I'm so sad! I've tried to work it out to come the last two years and it just didn't happen. This year I know already I can't make that date. Stephanie is getting married again that day!

I'm so excited to hear of all the fantastic things happening through the foundation. What a wonderful way to honor that precious baby. We miss him. Love that sweet little face. He brought ALL of us believers together!

kate523 said...

Good Luck with the Shake 4 Jake. It looks like it will be lots of fun. I wish LA was a little closer to MI so we could attend.

Kate

Kathryn said...

I will be happy to donate! Ah, that smiling boy! God's Peace!

Sarah said...

How sweet! The kids are so cute!
I have a question can I sign up to view Mo's Blog too?
I haven't seen how to do that.

Glad you are still posting

tricia said...

you turned such a tragdy into something so wonderful. you and Don are amazing

Macmama said...

Thanks for the pics of Jake! and the pics of Mo's babies in your earlier post! such sweet angels!

Good luck with Shake4Jake - you guys do such awesome work in honor of your boy!

Sure hope all the negative activity goes away SOON !!! I don't know what its all about - it really doesn't matter! - if you don't like what you read / see then just go away! WHAT a concept! I hate that they are ruining it for the rest of us! I only hope that they will find something - hopefully positive - to move on to and leave you girls alone! Tell Mo we miss her!

Hope baby girl is all betta now and you guys have a great weekend! The weather is supposed to be beautiful! I do love me some Springtime!!!!!!!

Cheese Lady said...

Stacy, I work for a cheese processing plant in wisconsin and i would love to ship some shelf stable cups of cheese spread for donation. I do all my shipping through UPS so I need a phyiscal address for them to deliver.
ppride@oldfash.com

stephleighjenkins said...

Love! Opening your blog and seeing sweet Jake!

RADstitches said...

I am SOOO going to try to be there this year! I think that it is wonderful that you guys do what you do! Such a blessing to these families as you already know.

Jenn_N_Luc said...

My mom and I came the first year, but missed this past year. We are HOPING we can make this year!! Looking forward to it!!

LOVE seeing Jake pictures!

Jennifer said...

Such an awesome way to keep Jake's memory alive. Will have to read more about Jake's foundation. Thanks for sharing.

RADstitches said...

BTW is this the design on the shirts for this year?

randdmom said...

Hi Staci - My husband and I have been out of town for the week, so I checked in today for my "fix". Just what's going on with your comments isn't any of my business, but I felt compelled to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and how much I appreciate you sharing your life with all of us. Please keep sharing because there are people like me out there that truly feel connected to you and your family through this blog. I've been following since Jake first got sick and you started the Caring Bridge site. Of course I started following Mo's blog too. I've even won one of Mo's contests woowhoo! Anyway, I love hearing about you and your family, and like you said, if you don't like it, just don't read it! Period! Don't ruin it for the rest of us!
Love ya, Staci!
Lisa

lelliott said...

I have never signed in before because I didn't have an account - but I do now. I've been following you and your family for years and I did sign in several times on Jake's caring bridge site. We've never met but I feel like I know you and your sister and that we've been friends forever. I think praying for someone makes you feel close. Thank you for sharing your family with all of us! I love to read your blog and your sisters blog and hope she will invite me to follow her. By the way, my name is Lisa and I live in Alabama and have boy/girl twins who are 22 years old and are seniors in college! I love to laugh and it sounds like y'all do too!!

Dawn said...

Hey Staci. You know that we will be there for sure!!! We can't wait.

Love you guys and miss you just as much!

Dawn

Lil said...

Wow Maddi and Jake really do look alike. I am sure that is bittersweet for you all. Hoping the Shake does well again this year. I am still missing the updates on MO's girls. Just having boys it is fun to see the 'girly' girls. Peace.

Rhonda said...

Would you please, please, please tell your sister that I am becoming distraught every time I log on my computer to check her blog and we continue to be blocked out!! I am missing me some MoJoy! I hope everything is well with both of your sweet families!

Jeni said...

Hi Stacey - thanks for sharing Jake with us! Please tell your sister that I miss my daily fix!! Hope all is well in LA!

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Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you'll come again soon.

nanny of two said...

Thanks for visting my blog also Staci. I have updated with a little history and a message for you and Mo. Have a great day. If you need volunteers for Shake for Jake let me know. Thanks, Blanche

kimybeee said...

I have always thought that Jake and Ellie looked more alike until you posted this new update. Jake and Maddi at the top of the page, side by side, look just alike.

Wish you were closer than LA so I could come to your shake!!

kimybeee

Georgia said...

Good Morning,

Just wanted to say hello to you and your family. Praying for a GREAT Shake for Jake this year.

Hope you have a good week.

Georgia

Robin said...

How nice to come and see these great pics of Jake. You are all in my toughts.

Kris said...

Staci & Mo,
I am so missing the fun stories, the kids and your scrapbooking fun! Is there any way I can get "invited" back into your world. I promise to play nice! :-)
grannykris@hotmail.com

bridget25514 said...

I am glad to see that your familly is doing well and getting ready for another shake for jake. I hope Mo and the girls are well. I wish she would change her blog back or add me.

Angie Rachels said...

Jake and Maddi look so much alike, simply adorable! Hope the Shake goes well, wish I was closer so I could attend.

Please tell Mo we miss her!!

lorimac211 said...

Wow, cant believe its already that time again. Thank you, Stacy, for keeping us informed and posting these days. I def. miss me some MO updates and surely miss seeing those girls that brighten my day. Please tell MO that your entire family is an inspiration and has truly blessed so many that you probably have no idea about, including me. I am from Minden, so have connections to Stanton and the Haynes family, but went to school in Funroe! Whoo, whoo! Anyway, hope all is well and great to hear, see, read about your family. Thank you for blessing all of us with your powerful story! If MO is taking more readers, I would love to be added. Lorimac211@hotmail.com

snekcip said...

Okay I have convinced the Hubby that this year we are traveling to LA for the SHAKE FOR JAKE fundraiser. I'm so excited!! I even googled W MONROE to see how far it was from us. It was the same distance as our very well traveled DALLAS, TX trips!! ONLY 4 1/2 hours!!I can't wait to meet you guys and be apart of such a WONDERFUL event. SEE YOU GUYS IN JUNE!!!!

Mary said...

Staci as much as I love love love that you're posting more now...I MISS MO! Please tell her to come back out...don't let the "idiots" win. Geez, I don't want to admit this but I got the scrappin' kit from her and I didn't start it yet. I NEED to see the video to do it the "mo way". Anyhow....I wish I could do the shake 4 Jake...but to far away. I miss seeing Ellie beating up her sister; the cutest clothes; Todd the Bod, etc. etc. Well, in the meantime, can we continue the tour of your house? I HAVE to see that kitchen! hee hee.

thinking of Jake daily....

Belinda said...

Hey Staci, Just checking in to see if you have updated and to see if MO has came back yet. If she does, I would love to be on both your lists...
bstell1970@yahoo.com
Thanks and as always keeping all of you in my prayers.

Sandy said...

I will not miss the Shake this year. I am soo excited. will you ask Mo to add me to her list? The pictures of Jake are wonderful and thanks for sharing your life with the world

Jan said...

I have followed Jake's story back to the Caringbridge days. You and Mo are such an inspiration. I am amazed at how much Maddi looks like Jake. I sure miss reading of all the fun you two sisters and families have together. It makes my day. I would appreciate it if you could add me to your blog and also Mo's. jlewis@mts.net Always have you close to my heart

Denise said...

Just checking in with y'all and hoping that you are well. Oodles of hugs, Denise, xoxo
Always Praying and BELIEVING. :)

Melissa said...

I wish I lived closer so I could attend Shake for Jake. It looks like a ton of fun and such a worthy cause. I still check Jake's website often just to see his beautiful face. You are a wonderful family for helping out those that are in need - Thank you for all you do!

Kim said...

Hello Staci!!

Ahhh...*Shake 4 Jake* time again! I have so wanted to make it the past couple year's....but have yet to do so. I am trying my best to make this year be that year that I can say I was there ~ and to meet your wonderful family!!

What is the best airport to fly into??

Beth E. said...

I've missed you, girl. I've gotten quite used to regular updates/pics from you.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon! :o)

Jenn_N_Luc said...

HA! Just saw on Jake's site that today is yours and Don's anniversary! Happy Anniversary!! Hope you are off enjoying your day together!

Rebecca said...

Oh no!! Mo came back and you have left us again!! Where in the world did Staci go??? Miss ya

Mary said...

Ok, I'm gonna cut you some slack because I know it's baseball season. My son plays baseball and Lacrosse and my girls Lacrosse. So now lets see if I had time to leave a comment you have time to continue the tour....okay? ha ha.

Can you just give me the kitchen. I want to see your cabinets. I got a glimpse in some of Mo's pictures awhile back (can I tell you how happy I am she's back...!!!) anyhow....as Mo would say there's a bird.....so....Onward with our tour...or at least the kitchen to help me with my cabinet choice!

thanks......and more and more photos please of ALL the kids. the boys are getting sooo grown up and Maddi is cuter than ever!

charlene said...

Where are you? I miss you!! Have you gone back to the beach?

snekcip said...

Staci are you on BLOG-CATION? Missing you!!

Lori said...

Just because Mo came back doesn't mean that you have to disappear again. We want to know about you and your family too. Besides, the "sisterly disagreements" are fun for us all. Come on back. PLEASE!

Beth E. said...

Missing you Staci!!! Please post soon. :o)

RADstitches said...

I am SOOO sick of reading only MOJOy.. I wish you would come back! LOL Just thinking of whatever to say to get you to come back dang it!

Mary said...

Helllllooooooo Staci can you hear me? I left my last comment on April 1st...the first comment on this post was March 18th. It's not April 22nd.....OVER A MONTH. Are you on an African Safari or what? Back at the Beach? Ok we are all happy that Mo was back but then you DISAPPEARED. I know you're not in Africa because Mo said you were part of the closet clean out.....COME OUT COME OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE!!!!!!!!!!!

Pretty Please?