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Jessie's Day

Mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Jessie's Day, September 14, 2014, at the Urban Saloon! If you could not make it to Jessie's Day but would still like to help local transplant recipients attend college, you can donate to the scholarship fund HERE

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The goal of Jessie's Day is to provide survivors of pediatric organ transplants the resources they need to go to college.


Come join us on September14th for the 12th Annual Jessie’s Day “Give the Gift of Scholarship” event while we turn dreams into reality and donations into scholarships! Provided will be snacks and spirits, live music by The Sermon! & Brian LaPann, interactive entertainment for the entire family, and a silent auction with great prizes and a chance to win an exclusive Sandals Resort Vacation.

The Jessie’s Day Dream Team believes that health is the greatest gift and education is the greatest wealth. Memorializing the life and legacy of Jessica Beth Schwartz, the annual event raises generous donations to provide pediatric transplant recipients with college scholarships. Our goal is to help transplant recipient students thrive and pursue their dreams of higher education.

Tickets for the event are $40 ($45 at the door). To purchase tickets or make a donation, click HERE. To purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a Sandals Resort Vacation, click HERE.

Checks made payable to Transplant Foundation can be mailed to:

Transplant Foundation

Attn: Jessie’s Day

401 N. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19123

It takes teamwork to make a dream work, and we greatly appreciate your support!

Jessie's Day PSA

Meet three extraordinary young woman. They all have something in common. They're all organ transplant recipients and Jessica Beth Schwartz college scholarship winners. Here are their stories.




About Jessie and the Scholarship:

In the past 11 years, the Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Fund has given more than $90,000 in college scholarship money to 39 college-bound transplant recipients. This year's event will help even more students who have had organ transplants fulfill their dreams of attending college.

Jessica Beth Schwartz was a heart transplant recipient and Temple journalism student. Her dedication to earning her degree was cut short when at the age of 23, she passed away. In her memory, the Jessica Beth Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Fund was started to award young transplant recipients the opportunity to pursue their dreams of a higher education. All proceeds from Jessie's Day Give the Gift of Scholarship Event support this scholarship.

Faces of Organ Donation: Jessica Beth Schwartz

Jessica Beth Schwartz was able to experience 8 1/2 additional years of life because of the gift of donation. Her mother Janice Schwartz Donahue continues to keep Jessica's legacy alive by giving other transplant children an opportunity to pursue higher education.


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