Do good this season – help beat childhood cancer

What is #GivingTuesday?

Giving Tuesday is global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration – getting together to do good. This year, #GivingTuesday is celebrated on Dec. 3 – the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), and widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

What is #GivingTuesdayCLT?

  • Charlotte’s local response to the global Giving Tuesday movement.
  • A collaboration of Charlotte nonprofits and businesses working together for the greater good.
  • Your opportunity to support doing good while declaring your love for Charlotte!

Watch this video to learn more

Learn about the investment Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has made at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. And because of the collaborative approach to childhood cancer research, the best data on specific disease and treatment protocols is shared and accessible to doctors across nearly 300 pediatric cancer programs, benefitting kids in hometowns everywhere.

Ready to join in? Here’s how:

If you’re in Charlotte:


Each Tuesday is Giving Tuesday at O-Ku

  • Each Tuesday in November is #GivingTuesday at O-Ku in Charlotte, NC.  $8 from each Yellowtail Carpaccio sold on November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 will be donated to Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Stop by O-Ku for a delicious meal and do good for kids fighting cancer.



Tuesday, Nov. 26

  • Learn to bake a Thanksgiving-ready apple pie with Sweet Spot Studio. Sweet Spot will be donating a portion of their proceeds from this class to JGCF. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP!



Tuesday, Dec. 3 – #GivingTuesdayCLT

  • Jack’s Corner Tap in Cornelius, NC will be donating 10% of all sales in the Race to Beat Childhood Cancer!
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt near Northlake Mall (Charlotte, NC) will be donating 20% of sales, when this flyer is shown between 11am-9pm.
  • DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana in the Waverly neighborhood of Charlotte, NC has joined the race and will be donating 15% of all sales from 6-8pm! Stop by and also visit the JGCF team to learn how your making a difference for kids fighting cancer.



Friday, Dec. 6 – SouthPark Mall Shopping Night

  • Enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels at Kendra Scott SouthPark from 6-8pm as they host a fundraiser where 20% of all proceeds during this timeframe will benefit JGCF! If you cannot join us in person, you can order in advance or during the event by emailing Brad or calling 704-837-7689.
  • California Pizza Kitchen will be donating 20% of all net proceeds from sales occurring on Dec 6 in support of the race to beat childhood cancer!
  • Check out Jeff Gordon’s personal Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (VIN 24) near Guest Services! This is the first time Jeff Gordon has ever given away a Camaro, and this one is personal and one of a kind — its VIN matches the number on the car Jeff drove to four NASCAR Cup Series championships: 24! Learn more about #CamaroForACure here.



Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 6 & 7 – Hallmark Gift Wrapping Event

  • On December 7 and 8, 2019, join Amy’s Hallmark at Afton Ridge in Concord, NC in the race race to beat childhood cancer by getting your holiday wrapping for a great cause! There are two ways to reserve your spot so you do not have to wait in line the day of. Learn more and reserve your spot today here!

A huge thank you to our 2019 Giving Tuesday supporters!

If you just ❤️ Charlotte:

Here are more ways to do good this season:

  • If you are on Facebook, you can host a Facebook fundraiser to benefit Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation! To get started visit this link and sign-up. If you want ideas on how you can encourage your family and friends to give to your efforts, feel free to send us an email.
  • Just donate— every dollar helps, especially when a community comes together!

*If you are interested in other ways you can DO GOOD in conjunction with #GivingTuesdayCLT, please contact Bradley Carpenter.

Do good for kids like Ethen

Ethen was diagnosed at 13 months old with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma (a rare type of cancerous tumor that develops from nerve cells called neuroblasts) and has undergone rigorous treatment for more than a year at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. He endured five rounds of chemotherapy, multiple surgeries including tumor removal, stem cell transplant, weeks of radiation, and two and a half rounds of antibody therapy. He finished his treatment protocol earlier this year and may be enrolled in a two-year clinical trial to reduce his risk of relapse. We are happy to report that after turning 2 this spring, Ethen is loving being home more with Daddy and Mommy and his two older siblings Hudson and Mikayla.

Neuroblastoma survivor, Ethen
Neuroblastoma survivor, Ethen, with siblings Hudson and Mikayla

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Revved up about Charlotte and beating childhood cancer?

Whether you’re from Charlotte, live in Charlotte, or just a Queen City fan, join Team JGCF and proudly display your Charlotte pride along with your support for childhood cancer research. In recognition of #GivingTuesdayCLT, you can now purchase a first-of-its-kind Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Charlotte t-shirt.

JGCF Giving Tuesday CLT t-shirt front
JGCF Giving Tuesday CLT t-shirt design
JGCF Giving Tuesday CLT t-shirt back