TeamConnor 2022 grant recipient from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.
The TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is honored to be named as one of the 2022 grant recipients from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. The impactful research by TeamConnor and grant partners to eradicate children’s cancer falls within the four mission pillars of giving by the JSFF, the Dallas-based nonprofit developed by professional golfer Jordan Spieth and his family to provide their time and support. Multiple organizations along with TeamConnor were selected as recipients for the annual monetary gift.
“Jordan and I are proud to support the intentional and important work of TeamConnor. It is a priority of the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation to fund promising childhood cancer research, and we believe their team has identified some of the best opportunities from across the country to do so. Our partners in TeamConnor, Cook Children’s and Dr. Meaghan Granger all have our utmost belief as we collectively work to eradicate pediatric cancer as the ultimate goal.” Annie Spieth.
The Jordan Spieth Family Foundation is committed to a mission of using Spieth’s global platform to lend time, help grow awareness and grant financial support for four philanthropic pillars that mean a great deal to the Spieth family: individuals with special needs, junior golf, military families and veterans and pediatric cancer. Through annual community partnerships, the JSFF looks for opportunities that are directly impacting families and making strides toward change.
The mission of the TeamConnor is to fund improved treatment options and ultimately cure childhood through national childhood cancer research programs. Currently less than 4% of the National Institute of Health’s annual funding supports childhood cancer research. The JSFF grant will help continue to fund childhood cancer research with a direct impact in the North Texas region with Dr. Meaghan Granger, one of the multiple research partners granted funding from TeamConnor. Dr. Granger and her team at Cook , one Hospitals’ pediatric cancer research department oversee the expansion of the cellular immunotherapy program at their facility, which this contribution will continue to fund.
Since its inception, TeamConnor has funded over $5 million for childhood cancer research. “Connor’s wish was that no other child would go through this. And he always said if we could put a man on the moon, we can cure children with cancer,” said Joy Cruse, co-founder and mother of Connor Cruse. With this beautiful gift from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation, we are able to honor his wish and continue the fight to cure childhood cancer.”