Jake Cavanaugh Foundation

Thanks for visiting the Jake Cavanaugh Foundation Website. Through Jake's courageous battle with cancer, he was inspired by the support of family and friends and the encouraging phrase, "Jake Can". As it turns out, the way Jake courageously battled cancer inspired myriads of people. And, this brought a powerful new meaning to "Jake Can".

In remembrance of his beautiful smile, his love of people and his ability to see humor in every situation, the Jake Cavanaugh Foundation will provide funding for osteosarcoma research and support to children and families affected by cancer.

Learn more about Jake's story...

5th Annual Jake Cavanaugh St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Saturday, March 7, 2015


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Thank you!
Curt, Ali and I are humbled by the generosity and support that The Jake Cavanaugh Foundation has been given over the past 2 years and 3 months.  Because of your support, Jake’s Foundation has been able to give over $25,000 to local families whose children are battling cancer and $30,000 to Children’s Mercy Hospitals.   It is always our goal to help others, have fun and remember Jake.  It is because of people like you that we are able to reach our goals.  We had a couple pictures of Jake on the dance floor this year – it truly felt like Jake was out there dancing with all his family and friends.  That makes us smile. 

We are also happy to announce that Jake’s Foundation was choosen as one of the benefiting charities for the October 2013 Kansas City Crawl for Cancer.  Thanks to all you who sent emails in support of Jake’s Foundation.  More details to come.  

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