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First Downs to Fight Pediatric Brain Cancer

September 13, 2020 - February 7, 2021

Rex Burkhead with Credit Unions Kids at Heart’s Jane Melchionda and three families served by Credit Unions Kids at Heart.

For the third straight season Credit Unions Kids at Heart is teaming up with the Team Jack Foundation to fund pediatric brain cancer research. For each New England Patriots first down during the 2020 regular season, Credit Unions Kids at Heart will donate to research up to $50,000!

The tie between Credit Unions Kids at Heart and the Team Jack Foundation was made because of Team Jack Board Member, Rex Burkhead, who is also a running back for the New England Patriots. Credit Unions Kids at Heart is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and scientific research funds aimed at preventing, treating and /or curing pediatric neurological diseases including Moyamoya Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Pediatric Brain Cancer, Pediatric Epilepsy and other seizure disorders.


It is an honor to be partnering with Credit Unions Kids at Heart to further the mission of the Team Jack Foundation, a cause that is so dear to my heart. Their donation will have a direct impact on pediatric brain cancer right here in Boston and beyond. By not only providing dollars, but also increasing awareness of the disease, they are helping make pediatric brain cancer a national priority. These kids need our support, and I am excited to help both organizations tackle this horrific disease. 

Rex Burkhead

New England Patriots Running Back , & Team Jack Foundation Board Member


September 13, 2020
February 7