JAYJ Foundation was founded in 2014 by Valentine Joseph in memory of her three brothers, Jean, Anderson and Yoldy Joseph (Pictured), who all died from Sickle Cell Anemia Disease and her maternal grandmother, Francilia Esperance, who died from cancer.
JAYJ Foundation is a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to promote, aid, and advocate for better and greater access to health care and healthy living services, education, and the overall well-being of women and children in the United States and in Haiti.
Our Founder and current President of JAYJ Foundation for Women and Children has been in the forefront and an advocate for women and children issues for many years. Valentine has assisted hundreds of women and children with all types of issues ranging from navigating our health care systems, immigration services, and volunteering for numerous organizations that support women and children here in the United States and Haiti. As the former Director of Operations at the South Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest breast cancer foundation, Valentine was instrumental in ensuring that minority women, specifically Haitian women, understood the importance of early detection and screening of breast cancer. She also served as the Vice-President of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach and Treasure Coast. For the past 17 years, Valentine has been a Senior Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and has granted over 50+ wishes to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, including Sickle Cell. In September 2017, Valentine was honored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida and awarded the 2017 Volunteer Leadership Award.
Valentine worked in the golf industry and is also the Owner/President of PalmBeachVal Events & Consulting, a multi-faceted business solutions and large scale events company and consulting in South Florida. Valentine has a degree in Business Administration and is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker. Valentine is the first Haitian-born to hold the coveted FIFA Match Agent License.
JAYJ Foundation is proud to launch its Sickle Cell Initiative Programs and Services right here in South Florida.
The Foundation has partnered with South Florida premier Children's Hospitals to provide Well Care Kits to Sickle Cell Disease patients while in the hospitals and/or getting their required doctor's check-ups.