All-In to Fight Cancer proudly supports the GoJenGo Foundation, a non-profit institution dedicated to providing financial assistance and emotional support to individuals and families battling breast cancer in the Carolinas. We recently met with Joe Pagani, a GJG founder, board member, and Jen’s husband.
Tell me the story behind the GoJenGo Foundation. We were first diagnosed in August 2007. Jen was a young mother – our son Luka was just two months old – when we learned she had an uncommon and aggressive type of breast cancer. That was the bad part, but the good part was that we were blessed with a huge support network of friends and well-wishers. As Jen went to chemo every Tuesday, however, she realized that not everyone had the support we did. She met women who were struggling financially and emotionally. For them, battling cancer meant choosing between groceries and co-pays, utilities and meds. Jen began sharing some of the gifts we received – grocery cards, for example – with those women, realizing that we could become the conduit between generous people who want to help and people who need help the most.