JAYJ Foundation organized a Sickle Cell Virtual Symposium on World Sickle Cell Day - June 19th. The panelists included Dr. Ofelia Alvarez, Dr. Thomas Harrington, Dr. Ted Kaplan and Bob Downey along with 3 Sickle Cell Warriors, Shyann Mogene, Chris Joseph and Lex Theodore.
Robert Downey, DLM (ASCP) SLS, is the Assistant Director of Clinical Laboratory Applications for Sysmex America, a global leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions.
Alexandra Theodore, our 2020 Keynote Speaker, is a Sickle Cell Warrior. Alexandra was born and raised in New York City.
Last September 2019, Hurricane Dorian ravaged our neighbor, the Bahamas, in one of the strongest and deadliest Hurricane storms ever recorded. Many lives were lost and countless other families were forced to evacuate the island as it became unsafe and inhabitable. Some of these displaced families were living here in Palm Beach County.
With the Holidays fast approaching, JAYJ Foundation, Ms. Peggy Martin and Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach County, teamed up and organized a Holiday Dinner and Toy Distribution for the Bahamian Families and Children affected by Hurricane Dorian. This event took place on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Mary Immaculate Church in West Palm Beach, Florida.
With Santa Claus on board, toys were distributed to all children and the families were served a full buffet-style dinner. Gift cards were also distributed to 25 families, thanks to a very generous anynomous donor.
Thank You to all the generous donors, volunteers and supporters for their generosity and time in making this event a HUGE SUCCESS!
JAYJ Foundation’s Board of Directors and the 2019 Valentine’s Soirée Committee Members would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to all who attended and supported the inaugural JAYJ Foundation “An Intimate Valentine’s Soirée” fundraising event on February 16th, 2019. We are grateful for the generosity of our guests, volunteers and local businesses for making this event a success.
On December 29, 2018, JAYJ Foundation provided over 400+ meals, and school supplies as well as toys to school children. We also distributed over 250 care kits to women and served an additional 200 residents in St. Louis du Sud, Haiti.
We are already planning for first ever medical mission this coming December which will be the biggest ever. STAY TUNED.
Click on the link below to view our 2018 Mission Video!
In December 24, 2017, JAYJ Foundation provided over 300+ meals, backpacks and school supplies as well as toys to the area children. We also distributed over 200 kits and served an additional 125 residents of St. Louis du Sud, Haiti.
In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew ravaged the Southern Region of Haiti, including St. Louis du Sud, our Founder's parents hometown, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more homeless and in disarray. JAYJ Foundation traveled to Haiti with a volunteer team and provided some much needed relief to the area affected residents.