#whippediatriccancer
#whippediatriccancer

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a donation?

To donate online, click the gold “Donate Online” button on this page. This button will take you directly to the official Whip Pediatric Cancer donation page on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Fundraising site. If you would like to send your donation by check, please mail it to the following address and mention ‘Whip Pediatric Cancer’ in the check memo.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
885 Second Ave., 7th Floor  
NY, NY 10017
ATTN:ANDI MORRIS

Where will my donation go?

The money will be used exclusively to fund pediatric cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

What is the “Heart of GOLD”Program?

The “Heart of GOLD” program supplies schools with paper gold hearts to be distributed to the students. The students are asked to decorate or write their name and return the gold heart to the school with a suggested donation of $2. The schools will proudly display the gold hearts in their school showing their support for pediatric cancer. A fun option is to choose a day to wear gold and post a video of your school doing “the whip nae nae”.

Does this organization use any donated money to pay for expenses?

No. All legal, accounting, computer services, shipping costs, hearts, bracelets, pens, and t-shirts have been donated. There are no other expenses. ALL donations go directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Special thanks to the following companies who have helped to make the Heart of Gold program possible. Flexible Business Systems, Flexible International Mail Systems, Booster, Lazer Aptheker Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Lorraine Gregory Communications, Palmetto, Mollo, Molinaro & Passarello, LLP and Creative Clutch.

Why Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center?

Check out this link to learn about the impact MSKCC has on the lives of people. The research they do save lives and helps people all over the world. My family’s story is one of many that had a happy ending thanks to their research.

When I was 2 years old, my mom was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma.  Although I don’t remember her being sick, my mom’s cancer diagnosis changed my family’s lives forever. For those of you who don’t know, Ewing’s Sarcoma is a rare form of cancer, which is typically found in children. In the United States there are only 200 new cases of Ewing’s Sarcoma per year. My mom was a very rare case. She was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma 13 years ago, as an ADULT. My dad will always remember my mom’s oncologist telling him 13 years ago, “if you came to us 10 years ago, your wife wouldn’t survive. If you came to us even 5 years ago, the odds of survival wouldn’t be good. But now I am asking you to give me one year of your life to treat your wife’s cancer and I will give her the rest of her life.” Although that one year was hard, it was worth it. Without my mom I would be lost in this world. My mom is my best friend. If it weren’t for their amazing research team, I would have grown up without my mom. And that’s why I want to donate the money to Sloan Kettering, so every family has a happy outcome.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. You will get a receipt / donor letter issued by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Why are you doing this?

Since I was 7 years old, I have been involved in numerous charities helping children with cancer. It breaks my heart that ANYONE has to go through this vicious disease, but my heart breaks even more for CHILDREN who have cancer. Unfortunately I know so many children who have been affected by cancer. Some warriors that I knew personally did not survive this horrific disease. As children they did not have the opportunity to experience life to the fullest. It doesn’t matter if you’re a boy or a girl, rich or poor, or the color of your skin. Cancer does NOT discriminate. You cannot buy a cure to cancer. I am determined to make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer.

What other things have you done to help combat pediatric cancer?

I am very involved in many different pediatric cancer foundations. Please consider checking out the following foundations:

I have also brought awareness of pediatric cancer to my high school ( Half Hollow Hills High School East). Each September we raise funds by selling gold ribbons and gold bracelets.This year we will be selling Whip Pediatric Bracelets and we will be participating in the Heart of Gold Program.. 

Why Gold?

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. Just like pink is the color for breast cancer awareness month in October, gold is the color for pediatric cancer awareness month. I would like to make gold as recognizable as pink, so people are aware that kids get cancer too!

Thank you!!

I’d also like to thank some of the people who helped make this fundraiser possible. Thank you Kierstin Skaling, Melissa Eichele, Katie Richner, and Rachel Gold.

Special thanks to my mom, my dad, and the team at Flexible Systems who helped me with this website.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Funds Raised

What People Are Saying

"The girls gained so many skills from participating in the Whip Pediatric Cancer event. They wrote speeches and practiced presenting before going before the student council to ask to partner as a combined school. From there, they approached the school principal to pitch the idea. Posters, money collection, class visits, teaching the dance to others, laughing, patience, math and organizational skills, empathy, as well as the pride of it all coming together on the day of the event.  As they say 'priceless'."

Munsey Park Kindness Club

"Fundraising for Whip Pediatric Cancer aligned with our commitment to community service while promoting wellness for children with cancer. The whole experience of dancing the Nae Nae, custodial staff obtaining a cherry picker to video tape about 1,000 children from an aerial view, technology staff printing out 3 foot high letters kids held up to spell Whip Pediatric Cancer... we all felt blessed.  The buzz and excitement around the Whip Pediatric Cancer Challenge was infectious. We felt united toward a serious cause but we were having fun and helping others, which helped us to bond and feel good. Thank you Jordan!"

Angela Jardinella - Special Education, Crossroads South Middle School

"The Whip Pediatric Cancer Challenge brought much excitement to East Broadway. Students, staff and parents were happy to participate in the video as well as raising money to bring an awareness for pediatric cancer. East Broadway unfortunately had and has several students who suffer with cancer and we know first hand how devastating this is for the family and school community. We hope that the Whip Pediatric Cancer Challenge continues to grow so that one day there will be a cure."

Jeanmarie Wink - Principal, East Broadway Elementary

"We are a small nursery school with a huge, generous heart!  When we learned about Jordan's WhipPediatric Cancer challenge to raise money for pediatric cancer, it coincided with our own school's "Pay It Forward" awareness. Everyone - staff, children, parents, grandparents - came together as one to fight against pediatric cancer. Our entire school community felt like one!!! We raised close to $2,000 and we plan to continue to do "The Whip" each year so that a pediatric cancer cure can quickly be found!!!!"

Ellice and Ilene - Huntington Jewish Center Nursery School

"Westhampton Beach High School's Broadcast Journalism students kicked off the challenge at our school last year. The teachers followed suit and completed the Whip Pediatric Cancer challenge at the school's pep rally. The challenge was meaningful for all involved and created unity and awareness among the faculty and students at the school and made a memory that will last them a lifetime."

"I would like to express my gratitude to Jordan Belous for initiating the WHIP Pediatric Cancer Challenge. It was an honor to participate in such a worthy cause, and our school enthusiastically rose to the challenge. Over two hundred families attended and made donations to help find a cure for pediatric cancer. Jordan is mature way beyond her years. Her professionalism and compassion are evident. Thank you Jordan for your commitment to rid the world of cancer for our children!"

Andrea Kosofsky

"Jordan is wise beyond her years. She is the original heart of gold. She has a special spot in every child's heart that is fighting cancer, that she's ever met. She is a true inspiration for me. Be all that you can be and more. Her foundation has brought so much joy to all that has crossed her path. Thank you for making a life long impact in each and everyone of our lives."

Kelly Quinn Wadle

"Such an amazing cause! Our son Kamron has been battling cancer for the last 6 months. Programs like this are uplifting and show these kids how much support they truly have. How the community rally around them. Keep up the incredible efforts!"

Kristen Isom-winfield

"It's very rare in life that people go above and beyond to help others. Thank you for all that you do for these brave little Superheroes."

Jaye Seidlin

"Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do for these beautiful wonderful children."

Nilah Munoz

"Thank you for all you do ! The kids love all you do for them !! ❤️"

Vickie Tomey Bell

"You are not only aware to people with childhood cancer but show the mirror to society how much cancer cure is important. You are true jewels of the universe. One day your true effort make world cancer free."

Manish Kumar

"Thank you for all you do to help find a cure for this terrible disease. Prayers for all who are fighting the fight and always for a cure."

Nelda Praytor

"In just an hour at the ball park tonight we raised $102 with our extra Gold Hearts from school. Thank you for all you do, it's making a difference! Whip Pediatric Cancer!!"

Alisha Thomas Beylerian

"Thank you for continuing the fight for these beautiful children that deserve more than 4% and who deserve to Live."

Ofelia Navarro

"Thank you so much for what you are doing. It breaks my heart that pediatric cancer gets so little attention and funding."

Cathy Davis, Grandmother of acute myelogenous leukemia survivor

"Your hard work is being rewarded. You are a wonderful young lady who has brought joy to my granddaughter, Abby, and many other children fighting this rotten disease. I am praying that your efforts in this fight will continue to make people aware of the need for a cure as soon as possible."

Kasey Cockrell

"Thank you for all you do for the kids. We have been blessed to meet you a couple of times and you are such an inspiration. Marina has gone through so much but seeing someone her age take a stand for this horrible disease is amazing."

Patty Poliviou Duszak

"Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the these little children our little angels!!"

Susan Anderson

"She (Jordan) is a true inspiration for me. Be all that you can be and more. Her foundation has brought so much joy to all that has crossed her path. Thank you for making a life long impact in each and everyone of our lives."

Kelly Quinn Wadle

"Thank you Whip Pediatric Cancer for a great day!! It was the 1st time ice skating for the kids and they had a blast! Thank you JJ for having a Heart of Gold!"

RuRu Liao-Sim

"You are truly an angel on Earth and we are blessed to have met you through our journey fighting cancer. Thank you for all you do!"

Patty Poliviou Duszak

"Thank you for all that you do to not only bring awareness to this horrible disease, but also what you do to bring light and love to the precious warriors in this fight."

Kim York

"Thank God for you as you continuously give joy and happiness to all the children. You are definitely a Super Hero to Tessa, Stephen and all these wonderful children! God bless you all!!"

Denise Bunce

"You make alot of us inspire for more change and to be more active in what we can do locally to help these children."

Renee Blevins

"I have donated a few times to this amazing charity . Today I attended one of their events & was blown away with what they do for these amazing kids."

Jeffrey Ford

"I love what you do for these kids keep up the amazing work!"

Gina-Marie Lawrence

"I know I've told you this many times but from the bottom of my heart thank you for all that you do for our children... we love you!"

Aaron Okola

"Your work for these kids is amazing! You are an inspiration to everyone around you."

Lauren Dennison Anno

"Keep inspiring and changing the world."

Nandi Mbaya