Today began two days of fundraising for the Jake Owen Raborn Foundation. The "Teed off at Cancer" golf tournament was held in West Monroe earlier today and plenty of other fun activities are taking place tomorrow. But the best news is, all the events are helping out a great cause.
Don Raborn told NBC 10, "The Jake Owen Raborn Foundation was established in memory of my son jake who passed away with liver cancer in 2006. We wanted to do something to continue his legacy so we started the foundation. We assist other families with pediatric cancer."
Tthe foundation was formed by Jake’s parents, Don and Staci Raborn. Their son Jake lost his battle with cancer after more than two years of agonizing treatment.
Today the family helps other families whose kids are fighting for their own lives. The Raborn Foundation kicked off its largest fundraiser today in West Monroe.
The money they raise over the next two days will provide financial support for kids going through pediatric cancer treatment.
Don Raborn says even though his son's life was cut short, Jake’s legacy lives on, "It's painful because you know going through what my son went through but it's gratifying to know that just in a few days they will be able to open a check from us and pay some bills and not worry about financial burdens- focus on their child's health."
Events start early tomorrow morning with a 5k and fun run at 7 a.m. FOX 14 will broadcast live from the Shake 4 Jake telethon at the West Monroe Civic Center. You can tune in from 9 to 2 tomorrow and we hope you'll make a pledge.
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