PURSUE HEALING THROUGH WHOLE-SELF CARE
Jane’s Joyride is a grant-based charitable organization which supports education, funds research, and raises awareness in the pursuit of long-term healthy living.
The 2nd annual Transform Your Life and Health Breakfast was held on Thursday, September 14. Dr. Nadim Ajami, Executive Director of Scientific Research for the Platform for Innovative Microbiome and Translational Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, served as our guest speaker. Dr. Ajami shared groundbreaking insights into the microbiome and its profound impact on our health.
SPRINT FOR LIFE
Jane’s Joyride is honored to have supported the 26th annual Sprint for Life 5k held on May 6 benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center. We appreciate everyone coming together to raise awareness and funds for continued ovarian cancer research.
The Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program is contributing ground breaking research. Thanks to everyone for making it a successful event.
Jane’s family recognized the lack of access and resources for healthy food options in low-income areas of Houston. They partnered with Small Steps Nurturing Center to support the families they serve. Jane’s children along with family friends visited Small Steps families' homes to plant container gardens.
These families now have access to fresh vegetables right in their backyards! This opportunity created a sustainable food source, promoted nutrition, educated children on healthy food choices, and invested in the community.
Veiseh and his lab have genetically engineered the cells to produce interleukin-2, a protein that’s naturally occurring within the body and is a key activator of the immune system’s ability to find and kill cancer cells.
Source: Von Oldershausen, S. (2023, May). Tiny Beads of Hope, Texas Monthly, 95.