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Joe Joe Bear Foundation

Around the clock comfort is offered to children in the form of a teddy bear; educational resources and support for their family to get information they need during the challenging time of caring for their sick child.  In the past 12 years over 38,000 bears have been given to critically ill children and over 2,500 people a month utilize the resource center on the website. 

In 2009 the founder’s godson Joe, was in the Hospital with Leukemia and asked her for a teddy bear for comfort when she could not be there.  He had that teddy bear with him until he passed away.  The bear’s name was Joe Joe Bear and the foundation is in his memory. Since then the Foundation has expanded its programs to serve more people.

Many people donate money to cancer research, but not to the emotional wellbeing of the patient. A teddy bear is not just a toy; it is an emotional support companion. Many of the sick children, who receive a Joe Joe Bear will not live long enough to see a cure. This special bear becomes a friend who will be with them when they are scared and alone, helping reduce stress and provide comfort. The bears can go places their parents cannot such as testing and surgery to name a few.


The Great Bear Chase
 Virtual/ Nationwide
January 1 - 16, 2022

Dress like a Super Hero, Grab your Teddy Bear and join the Chase!

  • You can run, walk or ride or how ever you like to participate, create a team or chase alone. 
  • It is a family event so take the kids along!
  • Event Start date: January 1, 2022 at 12:00am and ends January 16, 2022  at 11:59pm
  • Medals for all registered participants and T-Shirts are available for purchase

Join our fundraising team in 2 simple steps

  1. Register HERE for the event!
  2. Craft your story on a Reason2Race donation campaign by clicking JOIN TEAM

Now it's timet to share your campaign story with family and friends! There is no fundraising minimum to participate, and we encourage you to set a high goal, at least $1,000. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. 

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