About Us

Julia's Legacy of Hope

In Loving Memory of:
Julia Janes
July 6th, 1993 - November 14th, 2013

          Julia's Legacy of Hope (JLOH), founded by Julia's family in her honor, is one of the proud divisions of The Cure It Foundation. As childhood cancer has a reach well beyond childhood, there are many adolescents and young adults (AYA) - age 16-30yo - that are affected by cancers such as Acute Leukemia, Ewing's Sarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma and more.

         Research has demonstrated that these AYA patients benefit from being treated on pediatric based trials, but unfortunately, continue to have more challenges with treatment. Julia's Legacy of Hope is passionate about AYA patients facing the diagnosis of cancer. We are currently working with the AYA committee, within the Children's Oncology Group, to assure that your dollars and all donations to JLOH will benefit research initiatives and clinical trials benefiting adolescents and young adults fighting childhood cancer.

Julia Janes loved life!  She was an amazing athlete, scholar and young woman who loved children.  In her sophomore year of high school, at the age of 16, she was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a soft tissue and bone
cancer that  usually strikes teens.  She played for the varsity soccer team  and graduated as a member of the National Honor Society.
She battled this disease and won, only to be diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a secondary cancer to her Ewing’s, during her sophomore year at Bradley University.  In her three semesters at Bradley she enjoyed her new life as a college student. She formed the first ever collegiate chapter of CureSearch and she was freshman student of the year. Unfortunately, she lost her life in November of 2013 at the age of 20.  In her 20 years Julia accomplished more than many people do in an entire lifetime.  She continues to inspire many today with her positive attitude, love of life and desire to find a cure childhood cancer.

Julia’s Legacy of Hope was formed to honor Julia and help kids with cancer because she did not want any other kid to go through what she went through.

Our mission is to:
  • Raise funds for pediatric cancer research.
  • Provide college scholarships for students who have the spirit of Julia.
  • Comfort kids with cancer.

Since 2014, the Julia’s Legacy of Hope division of the Cure It Foundation donates directly to pediatric cancer research trials.  Our goal is to donate  more money each year.  We make and provide Hope & Strength Pillows, using Julia’s pictures of positive quotes, to newly diagnosed children, adolescents and young adults  with cancer at five local hospitals – Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital and Northwestern Hospital Proton Therapy Unit and Central Dupage County Hospital.

We look to our community for gift cards in the amount of $5, $10, $20 or more, as well as gift baskets that can be raffled off.  

Any donation you can make will help us continue our work to help kids with cancer!

 Thank you for your support!


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