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Welcome to the Jessie Rees Foundation

We are so honored to have the support of professional athletes, Olympians, musicians and celebrities. These wonderful “all-stars” help us encourage kids across the country to Never Ever Give Up, just like Jessie wanted!

Jessie was a Jr. Olympic Swimmer, so the generous support of other competitors, professional athletes and celebrities is truly amazing. These compassionate pros and celebrities help kids fighting cancer Never Ever Give Up through our “Special Connections” program, available to any Children’s Hospital in America.  If you are an athlete or celebrity, or know of one who would like to schedule a Special Connection hospital visit, please contact our Special Connections Coordinator, Cheryl Ingraham at

We look forward to spreading Jessie’s Never Ever Give Up spirit with you and putting smiles on the faces of courageous children across the country.