Friday, April 16, 2010

You Guys Pretty Much Rock!!

You guys are the BEST!! We have started picking up the Every Penny Counts jars this week and JUST as we guys rock!!

If you still have an EPC jar at your location please email us at and we will make arrangements to pick it up.

Thank you!! :)


Also, the JRG Memorial Golf Tourney is scheduled for Ausgust 28th NOT June 26th like I said in the last post. We will have online resgistration available soon on our website.

If you would like to sponsor this event or donate to the silent auction please email or call (479)305-0448.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CDH Awareness Day and Other Stuff

A big thank you to everyone who wore turquoise in honor of CDH Awareness Day. A few of Jack's fans sent pictures of themselves wearing turquoise yesterday.

And tons more sent sweet emails and messages on Facebook letting us know they were wearing turquoise. We truly appreciate it.

On another note, the 3rd Annual Jack Ryan Gillham Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up on June 26th. Details coming soon!!

Also, if you live locally go check out a sweet little store called Riffraff. It's an amazing place for gifts and home decor...PLUS they are very supportive of the JRG Foundation!! We love them. :)

Every Penny Counts will wrap up on April 15th. I truly can't WAIT to see how much money we have raised just by collecting spare change. I spoke with a lady yesterday that told me their jar had overflowed twice and they kept filling it up. Thank you!!! We are so blessed by all of you that there is NO way we could ever re-pay you. But, thank you a million times for helping up keep our baby's memory alive.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March = CDH Awareness

If you would like a turquoise "Love, Jack" bracelet or a turquoise ribbon to rock on March 31st please contact us and we will send you one. It's really important that we team together to raise awareness for this little known birth defect!!

Also, I want to take this time to mention two other organizations that are very dear to my heart! These two organizations were started by other CDH mommas and have amazing missions! I know they would appreciate your support as much as we do!

Please check out the Parker Reese Foundation and Project Sweet Pea!

Great Start

Our Every Penny Counts fundraiser kicked off on March 1st and we are off to a GREAT start! I have gotten several messages letting us know that the jars are filling up quickly. That is awesome!! We are so thankful for the support that we have received for this! It's been amazing, really.

Thank you, again, to the local businesses, churches, organizations, groups and classrooms who are working hard to gather change for us. We are humbled!!

Every Penny Counts wraps up on April 15th and I can't wait to announce how much money was raised. I know we will be blown away!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's All About the Location

As I mentioned before, the Every Penny Counts fundraiser will kick-off on March 1, 2010. Our goal is to raise $2,000 in six weeks and I think we can do it!!

Here is a list of participating locations.

Bella Jack’s
Spoiled the Salon
Briar Patch Bridal and Formal Wear
Nationwide Insurance – Cheryl Gorton-Long
Physicians Specialty Hospital
Boars Head Barbeque
Willy D’s
Clinique – NWA Mall
Bronson Abstract Co.
Fayetteville Collision Center
Johnson Hardware

Huntsville/Hindsville Area:
Home and Heart
Cut Loose Salon
Presley Chapel Women’s Group
Mrs. Spurlock’s 2nd Grade Class - Watson Primary
Huntsville United Methodist Church
Huntsville Middle School Teachers
Clifty General Store
Fauxever Yours

JB Hunt
Allstate Little Agency
Coleman Children’s Academy
Westside Family Clinic
Pinnacle Air

Central Arkansas:
Bank of Oklahoma (BOK)
Arkansas Children’s Hospital NICU

If you would like your location added to the list please email

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help with this fundraiser!!! We appreciate it more than you know!!


We have been having trouble for a while now getting emails so we have created a new email address to insure that we receive all our messages. In the future please send all emails to

Thank you!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Been Awhile

It has been quite a while since we have updated the blog!

We have lots of exciting things planned for 2010! We are hosting a poker run with a bit of a twist late this Spring that is sure to be lots of fun! We are hosting the 3rd Annual Jack Ryan Gillham Memorial Golf Tournament this Summer and in October we will host the 4th Annual Jack's Baby Shower.

In addition to those events we are doing a couple of new fundraisers this year. On March 1st we are launching "Every Penny Counts." There will be donation jars set up at locations in Northwest and Central Arkansas where people can donate their spare change. This fundraiser will run for six weeks. On March 1st the donation jars wil be dropped off at various locations and on April 15th we will pick them up. The place who has raised the most funds will receive a JRG Foundation t-shirt for all participants and will be featured in the local newspaper. We have had a tremendous response to this fundraiser and we are looking forward to seeing how much money can be raised just by collecting spare change. Every Penny Counts!! :)

In other exciting news, the JRG Foundation was featured in a local magazine in January. You can click here to read the article. Thanks to Peekaboo Magazine for the wonderful article!

The 3rd Annual Jack's Baby Shower was the most successful one to date. We collected tons of donations for Arkansas Children's Hospital NICU and Ronald McDonald House! Thank you to all of those who donated!!

As always, thank you for your support!! Stay tuned for updates on The Jack Ryan Gillham Foundation!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Golf Touney and Updates

I would like to take a minute to thank everyone involved in The 2nd Annual Jack Ryan Gillham Memorial Golf Tournament. It would not have been possible without the players, sponsors and volunteers!! We also had a great silent auction and would like to thank the people/companies that donated items to that! I'm not sure yet of the exact total that we raised because we still have some expenses to take care of, but I do know that we raised several thousand dollars that will be a tremendous help for families of sick babies in the year to come!!

We are so blessed to have so much support!! So, thank you so, so much!!! We are so grateful!!!

Also, the date is set for the (re-scheduled) Jack's Cruise for Compassion Poker Run. It will take place on September 19th and details will be announced soon.

Please, be in prayer for the babies listed on the side bar. It seems like the outcome of CDH comes in waves. For a while, a lot of babies will not do well and then the tide will turn and the next few babies that are born with CDH do really well. Maybe there's no truth to that at all...who knows???

Also, we are approaching what would have been Jack's 2nd birthday on July 6th. It will be a bittersweet day for us, no doubt. So, if you think about it, please say a prayer for us that day...or just stop and thank God that Jack graced this earth for 6 amazing weeks.