The purple mustache was chosen to be fun and give hope to a hopeless disease. To inspire when there seems to be no inspiration. The purple mustache enhances and reinforces pancreatic cancer awareness in a fun, impactful powerful way. The SEJF invites everyone who has purchased a purple mustache to have fun and enjoy a laugh by showing a photo or video of themselves wearing it on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, ect.). Starting November 1, we encourage those who purchase to tag us in their photo or video by using the hastage: #kickpcstache, #kickcancerstache, #thesejf
On November 27 we will flood the internet with funny pictures and videos of “who” and “why” we are wearing our purple mustache.
All proceeds are used to support theSEJF programs that work to support and uplift patients and families battling pancreatic cancer for Absolutely FREE.
AN ANNUAL CAMPAIGN BENEFITTING
LOUISIANA PANCREATIC CANCER
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The goal of The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation is to provide hope, education, and awareness to the more than 800 pancreatic cancer patients diagnosed in our community each year. Your $5 Purple Mustache purchase helps bring joy and purpose to cancer patients in need.
HOW TO GET STARTED
GET THE STACHE
Purchase a $5 Purple Mustache and plan to wear it ALL DAY on November 27! Pick up your
mustache at one of the locations listed below or purchase online for easy download or mail options.
WEAR THE STACHE
Wear purple during the month of November, and when people ask why you’re wearing the “Stache” tell them that you are committed to ending pancreatic cancer forever!
TALK ABOUT THE STACHE
Join the conversation by sharing your Purple Mustache photos on your social networks. Use #kickPCstache and tag @thesejf
KICK PC STACHE!
PURPLE MUSTACHE RETAIL LOCATIONS
JEFFERSON VARIETY STORE
239 IRIS AVENUE
LOUISIANA VARIETY WHOLESALE
d’s d’s DISCOUNTS
5969 LAPALCO BLVD.
You can also help pancreatic cancer families now by making a tax-deductible
donation to The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation.
WHAT IT IS
The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation (the SEJF) is a nonprofit organization raising funds to benefit patients, caregivers, and families battling pancreatic cancer. The purple mustache was selected to represent hope in an often hopeless disease. To inspire when there seems to be no inspiration left.
From November 1-30, we sell the SEJF Purple Mustache for $5 at a few local Louisiana venues and online nationwide. Proceeds from the sale of the mustaches further the mission of the SEJF.
WHY THE SEJF
A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is daunting, but more than helplessness is the feeling of hopelessness. Just ask Donyel. When Scott Eli Jackson, received his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2013, he and his wife, Donyel, were overcome with confusion and sorrow.
There had to be help, support, and hope out there, right? But no one came to provide support and hope quietly drained away. That’s when this faith-filled couple decided that no other family would endure this level of neglect again. Sadly, Scott passed away within 4 months, but Donyel has carried on by creating The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation, a 501(c) 3 organization. Through initiatives like Totes of Hope, Battling Bald, Bold & Beautifully, Christmas Cheer, and Nutritional Wellness Guidance & Support Groups the light of hope burns bright in our community!
WHO IT HELPS
Research indicates that low income families are less likely to see a doctor for preventative screenings, less likely to report symptoms to doctors, and less likely to have access to quality medical care.
The SEJF seeks to fill the void for newly diagnosed families within low-income communities. Your contribution through the Purple Mustache Campaign and other SEJF initiatives helps us connect families to community resources by bringing advocates, health organizations, donors, survivors, patients, and others together in to bridge the gap in services.
BE A SPONSOR
For as little as $2,500 your organization can be this year’s sponsor. In return for your support, you’ll get all the goodies including logo placement on our website and point-of-sale materials, plus recognition at our annual events and social media mentions
BE AN ADVOCATE
We need you and your voice. Start by following @thesejf on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, then share your own message of love and support on your own social networks. Don’t forget to use #kickpcstache
BE A GIVER
Think of each dollar as a warm, loving hug for each pancreatic cancer patient. It’s also important to know that 94% of each dollar donated goes directly to those who need it most... pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
Empathy is the foundation for the highest levels of creativity, collaboration, and innovation, so it is critical that we give students planned, organized opportunities to help make their own lives more enjoyable and also the satisfaction and purpose that comes from making life better for those around them.
The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation has developed a school service learning/giving program for schools in our community. To learn more about the no-obligation Purple Mustache School Service Learning and Giving Toolkit send an email to info@TheSEJF.org.
Downloaded purchases can be downloaded immediately after completing the transaction. Mailed items will be sent by mail to the address submitted.
We've made it so easy to bring awareness, support, and education to pancreatic cancer families in our area. Select the number of $5 purple mustaches you will be downloading. Once your purchase has been completed you will receive a prompt to download your printable, purple mustache(s).
Thank you for supporting our
cancer families this year!
There are a number of ways to get involved in this meaningful mission to bring joy, hope, and education to pancreatic cancer patients, families, and caregivers. For a complete look at all volunteer, donation, and sponsorship opportunities see www.TheSEJF.org or send an email to info@TheSEJF.org.
THE PURPLE MUSTACHE CAMPAIGN
IS POWERED BY THE SCOTT ELI JACKSON FOUNDATION
The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation (SEJF) is dedicated to working together to bring awareness, education and resources, within low income communities, to save lives through early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related death in Greater New Orleans. This year alone almost 800 families will be diagnosed in the state of Louisiana. Some will have access to great care and resources to support their loved one’s fight with pancreatic cancer, but many will not. We work with low income communities who are adversely affected by pancreatic cancer because they do not have access to quality preventative care, pancreatic cancer awareness, nor resources to help support new diagnosed patients and families. With a less than a 9% survival rate, this diagnosis of pancreatic cancer leaves our families feeling isolated, shaken to their cores, and truly hopeless. At the Scott Eli Jackson Foundation (SEJF) we see ourselves as a safe haven for newly diagnosed patients and their families. For press inquiries, questions, or sponsorships please email us at info@TheSEJF.org!
The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation
P.O. BOX 56264
New Orleans, LA 70156
© 2019 The Scott Eli Jackson Foundation