Category Archives: 2014 HOPE Week

Day 5 of HOPE Week honors Quai and Vaida Jefferson

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As parents get older and they reach their golden years, they hope their children are kind enough to take care of them in their time of need. No parent wants to see their children take on the parental role earlier than they should. When Quai Jefferson was only 6 years old, his mother Vaida Jefferson was ...

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Day 4 of HOPE Week honors Musicians on Call

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When you're a hospital patient, the mood isn't really joyful. You're laying in a bed that's not yours, you're miserable because you're not feeling well and it seems almost nothing can make you feel better; I know this from experience. Well, the foundation Musicians on Call plan to change that feeling by bringing one of ...

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Day 3 of HOPE Week recognizes Friends of Jaclyn

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The story of the Friends of Jaclyn foundation began when Jaclyn Murphy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and only given a 30% chance of survival when she was only nine years old. If there was anything Jaclyn was passionate about, it was her love for the sport lacrosse and after hearing her story, the Northwestern ...

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Day 2 of HOPE Week honors Career Gear

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On Day 2 of HOPE Week, Derek Jeter, Alfonso Soriano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Hiroki Kuroda and Brian Roberts recognized and honored a group called Career Gear, helping the honorees get fitted in new suits which were provided by DKNY. Career Gear, which was founded by Gary Field, is an organization that helps promote economic independence of low-income men ...

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