Join Team JEGS - Get Involved
The National Cancer Institute (NCI),"the nation's investment
in cancer research," supports scientific discovery and its
application in clinical practice through NCI-funded research
in the U.S. and around the world. By stimulating the generation
of new knowledge and tools and encouraging collaborations
among researchers in a myriad of NCI-supported initiatives,
the NCI works toward its goal "to achieve a future when
all cancers are uncommon and easily treated."
JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research is honored to be
affiliated with two of only 39 nationally designated Comprehensive
Cancer Centers, the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and
Richard J. Solove Research Institute at the Ohio State
University, and the Ireland Cancer Center of University
Hospitals Health System.
Racing for Cancer Research Video
James Cancer Hospital
and Solove Research Institute
660 Ackerman Road
P.O. Box 183112
Columbus, OH 43218-3112
Meet the Challenge
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or are caring for
someone with cancer, access important information on the
websites listed at right, or call toll-free to connect
for the most up-to-date technology and treatments available.
Your time is precious, your life and work experience invaluable.
Contact by telephone or internet either facility at right
to see how you can help.
If you'd like to donate, direct your contribution to any
facility as noted at above.
Order Your Ribbon Today
To order your Jegs Foundation Racing for Cancer Research
Ribbon Pin, decal or patch visit www.jegs.com
and you will find it under the Jegs Foundation section.
100% of the proceeds of the sales go to the Jegs Foundation
Racing for Cancer research. 1.25 in. Pin: $4.99, 4 in.
Decal: $1.99, Patch: $3.99
The Coughlin Family
Formed The JEGS Foundation to advance the need for cancer
research. Our personal experiences with cancer drove us
to assist in building awareness of the many facets of
cancer and help generate dollars through race earnings
to advance cancer research. Thus, the motto "Racing for
Leading the Team Racing for Cancer Research
The Coughlin family is leading the charge, sporting the
uniquely designed racing check awareness ribbon on all
Team JEGS racing uniforms.
A Team United, On and Off the Track
The Coughlins' believe in meeting a challenge head-on.
It is through their personal experience with close family
members and friends who were touched by this disease,
that the commitment was formed to establish JEGS Foundation
for Cancer Research.
"Our family has been so blessed, forming JEGS Foundation
for Cancer Research is one small way we can help others
meet the challenge of surviving cancer."
Reaching out through the family-run businesses of Jegs
Mail Order and Team Jegs Racing, the "Racing for Research"
program offers others access to information on cutting-edge
cancer treatments and an avenue to become involved to
make a difference.
Types of Cancer
Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases. Anyone can
get cancer and any tissue can develop into cancer. The
cells that make up the normal body have genetic mechanisms
to control reproduction. Cancer begins when a cell mutates
(changes), loses the ability for controlled reproduction,
and begins to grow and spread.
Many environmental, chemical, viral, and personal factors
may contribute to the change of a cell from normal to
a cancer cell. Scientists have described the series of
essential genetic steps that must occur for a cell to
become transformed. This complex process may occur decades
before a cancer is detected.
The Ribbon Defined
Each color within The JEGS Foundation Ribbon signifies
a specific cancer respectively. The race design symbolizes
our commitment and dedication of "Racing for Cancer Research."
here to see the ribbon
- Cancer can occur at any age, but mostly appears in
people middle-aged and older.
- Cancer causes more deaths in American children aged
1-14 years than any other disease.
- One in three Americans will eventually get cancer.
A non-profit foundation with 100% of all donations going
directly to cancer research.