The sisters of rock have teamed up with Pledge Music for the release of their new album. Deer Park rocked the first three years of The Jags Solanki Memorial Fund's Golf & Gala event to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. They will be missed at the 4th annual event as they are touring in Europe. #TeamJags is honored that Deer Park Avenue is staying active with our charity by donating funds from their Pledge Music Campaign to The Jags Solanki Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer. Join their cause and get access to some great Deer Park Avenue swag at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/deerparkavenue and join #TeamJags at the 4th Annual Golf & Gala for Ovarian Cancer on August 9th, 2014. Click Here for Details!
Team Jags is excited to announce an all star line-up to the evening gala for #TeamJags on August 9th, 2014.
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Sacramento, California – May 14, 2014 - The Jags Solanki Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer donated $41,001.00 to the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center following the observance of World Ovarian Cancer Day on May 8th, 2014. The donation commemorates Jags Solanki, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer in 2011. This is the third donation of its kind from the organization, as the family has vowed to support life saving cancer research locally.
Immediately after her passing, her family rallied together to form the Jags Solanki Memorial Fund for ovarian cancer, a non-profit organization that aims to educate women on the symptoms and prevention of the disease known as the silent killer. Since 2011 the family, now known as Team Jags, has successfully hosted the highly anticipated event, The Golf & Gala for ovarian cancer, consisting of an 18 hole golf tournament followed by an elaborate gala filled with live music, gourmet cuisine and ovarian cancer awareness.
Team Jags proudly volunteer their time allowing the organization to donate 100% of net proceeds from their marquee event. “Your organization impresses me,” says Dr. Gary S. Leiserowitz at The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center check presentation. He continued to say “(I was) stunned the first time that I watched you guys do this, and it seemed like you guys have been doing it for decades.”
The 4th Annual Golf & Gala for Ovarian Cancer event will be held on Saturday August 9th, 2014, at Teal Bend golf course, followed by an evening reception at the Clarion Hotel in Sacramento. Click Here for tickets to the August 9th event.
Team Jags wants to honor all the mothers who have lost their battle with ovarian cancer this Mother's Day. We would also like to let those mothers who are still fighting that we are here fighting with you.
In the past week members of Team Jags have been out in the community representing their teal ribbons and making an impact. Last week some of our board members and supporters played in the Hoteliers for Charity Golf Tournament. Throughout the tournament we were able to speak to wonderful people about our mission and the HFC even made a sizable donation to The Jags Solanki Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer. All the members of Team Jags want to say THANK YOU!
Other members of Team Jags participated in the Revlon Walk Los Angeles helping women fight cancer. This jam packed event had a shotgun start with a countdown from Bruce Willis and Halle Berry. Other notable celebrities from Modern Family and many other movies & TV Shows were present. Two of our members even caught up with world famous singer and actress Brandy!
Team Jags has been tracking the statistics of the al new www.knowyourbody.info website and initial results are great! We are excited about the ongoing activity on all of our current pages. It was an honor to launch a very special page dedicated to our volunteers. If you have not seen it yet take a look here!
Know Your Body. It is a simple message from the late Jags Solanki. Team Jags wants to do just that and our new website will bring our supporters closer to the frontline of ovarian cancer research, periodicals, new media along with information about The Jags Solanki Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer. Launching on the third year after Jags' lost her battle against ovarian cancer, the new website pays tribute to her fight keeping you connected to our organization.
ONE SHALL CONTINUE
Just five months after Jagrati (Jags) Solanki started experiencing abdominal pain and bloating, she was lying in a hospital bed dying as her friends and family stood nearby praying for her. This compassionate fire-brand of a woman, who was known for her extraordinary baking skills and volunteerism at her children’s schools, passed away at the age of 43 from stage three ovarian cancer on Feb. 19, 2011.
"She was very tiny, but fierce," said her son Heeral.
The Solanki family, who lives in Elk Grove, has since become committed to ensure more people become aware of how this “silent killer,” ovarian cancer, whispers symptoms to women. To raise awareness and funds, her friends and family organized a golf tournament and gala. The annual event has raised $126,003 for UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center—one of only 41 centers of its kind in the country.
“In our culture, when we donate money, we never end the donation in a zero,” explained Jags’ husband, Udaysi Solanki. “The $1 shows it shall continue.”