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Team Jack

A boy named Jack Hoffman underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2011.  In 2013, he drew national attention when he ran for a player-assisted, 69-yard touchdown in the Huskers' spring game.  This also drew attention to a foundation in his name that is working to stomp out pediatric brain cancer.

Kylie Dockter, Executive Director of the Team Jack Foundation, joins Mike Hogan for a special edition of "Live & Local" to discuss the mission of Team Jack and outline their first ever Omaha fundraising event.

Team Jack's 'An Evening with Napa Valley' wine event is Thursday, October 10, 2019 and will feature wines from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Napa Valley, California along with heavy hors d'oeuvres.  Attendees can enjoy a wonderful evening at Happy Hollow Country Club tasting highly sought after wines and learning about Team Jack's Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at UNMC & Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha and its importance. 

More information can be found at http://www.teamjackfoundation.org/napavalley

To see where Jack is today https://www.kios.org/post/6-years-after-nebraska-td-boy-cancer-takes-field

ATKINSON, Neb. (AP) — A boy with brain cancer who scored a touchdown at a Nebraska practice game is playing football for real.

Thirteen-year-old Jack Hoffman took the field Monday to play center for his junior high team in Atkinson, located 179 miles (288 kilometers) northwest of Omaha.

Hoffman underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in 2011. In 2013, he drew national attention when he ran for a player-assisted, 69-yard touchdown in the Huskers' spring game.