Our Story

Jack’s Helping Hand was founded by Paul and Bridget Ready in memory of their son Jack, whose three-year struggle with a rare form of brain cancer ended in 2004.

Our mission is to provide community programs that meet the unique challenges of children with cancer or special needs under the age of 21.

Like all children, Jack was an active boy but he needed special assistance to walk, communicate and play. Jack’s Helping Hand has programs that address the physical, mental and medical needs of children in our community. We provide the support families need to meet those needs.

“The fact that we’ve made it this far is entirely attributable to all of our wonderful supporters over these past years, as well as this community’s consistent generosity.”
- Paul & Bridget Ready