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Todd and EB Jackson

June 9, 2014 Update:
If you have visited this page before, you know that it has told the story of the intriguing journey that Todd and Emily Blake Jackson have taken in establishing and then expanding the VICC Young Ambassadors program.

Today a sudden twist in the road of that journey marked the end of Todd’s personal battle with brain cancer. Not only has he stubbornly fought this new round of cancer with every bit of his waning strength for the past 11 months, but he has also continued to live life on his own terms with his family and friends.

During this time, Todd and EB have continued to be the extraordinary fundraisers they are – driven by the vision to expand research opportunities for cancer scientists, so that one day a multitude of new treatments will be added to the current treatments providing even more hope and renewed lives for individuals and families.

If you would like to honor this life well-lived that Todd has given to family, friends, colleagues and people he will never know, please use the link above that is set up to direct gifts to the VICCtory Over Cancer Fund-Todd and EB Jackson. You may also call 615-322-2929 to make a gift to the VICCtory Over Cancer Fund—Todd and EB Jackson.


  1. We will be forever grateful to Todd and EB for their vision for this amazing program. The need for passionate individuals to step forward and support bright young scientists has never been more important. At Todd’s memorial service yesterday, one of the researchers funded by the Young Ambassadors shared his enormous gratitude for making his work possible. As someone who has lost friends and family to cancers, including dear Todd, I echo his thanks for supporting this program and helping make exciting new approaches to fighting cancer reality.

    Comment by Cynthia Floyd Manley — June 15, 2014 @ 11:36 am

  2. Thank you for the wonderful job you have done. MANY lives will be touched by your labor of love for your fellow man
    May God richly bless your family.

    Comment by Elizabeth Lanier — June 16, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

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