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Never Ever Give Up: Supporting Kids and Families Fighting Cancer

George Willis, UPS Vice President of Operations, was at a charity golf tournament in California in 2011 when he met Jessie and Erik Rees.

Jessie was a beautiful little 11-year-old girl who had more heart than a tiger, and more energy than anyone should have with what she was going through,” remembers Willis.

At the time, Jessie was in the middle of a ten month battle with two brain tumors. To spread hope, joy and love to other kids who were fighting cancer, Jessie began filling jars with her own toys and games.  These jars became known as JoyJars®. Her dad shipped them to other sick kids and each JoyJar cost the Rees family about $20.

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A Recount of My First Experience at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

It’s 6:45 a.m. on a cool Saturday morning and I’m heading down to the Susan G. Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure at Atlantic Station. And, I haven’t had my morning coffee yet.

It’s my first year participating in the race and I’m very excited. This year, I don’t know what it was, but something compelled me to participate in a cause that strikes one in eight women in their lifetime and touches hundreds of UPSers and their families.

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