The Jeremy P. Wilson Foundation is committed to honoring Jeremy’s Love of Learning by enabling other students to pursue higher education, and his Love of LIFE by helping to promote childhood cancer research, to give other children better treatment options and a “Hope for a Cure”.
Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship Recipients:
Congratulations to the 2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Kyle Sheridan & Erin McCarrick
Jeremy was a bright, beautiful and happy boy; a triplet with two sisters, Laurel and Claire. He was a very conscientious student who truly loved school, never wanting to miss a single day. Jeremy had many varied interests including Star Wars, building Legos, fishing, music, playing the cello, technology and skiing. He was a proud Boy Scout and was very dedicated to fundraising for his school, church and community.
On August 29, 2007, at the age of 10, Jeremy was diagnosed with undifferentiated sarcoma of the liver with lung metastases after just three weeks of symptoms. Sarcoma is a very rare and severe form of cancer in both children and adults. His chances of survival at diagnosis were only 17-20% (1 in 5). Jeremy bravely endured 13 months of increasingly difficult treatments, including chemotherapy and its side effects and multiple surgeries.
Sadly, Jeremy lost his cancer battle on October 5, 2008 at the age of 11 1/2, partially due to limited research and treatment options available for this rare type of cancer, and partially due to inadequate government funding allocated for childhood cancer research.
Jeremy fought his disease with great strength, grace, courage and determination, always maintaining his wonderful, positive, goal seeking attitude and keeping his beautiful smile intact. He lived his 11 1/2 years to the fullest. Jeremy was a very special and remarkable boy, who truly loved his family, friends, school and life itself. He left this world much too young and much too soon. Jeremy has become a true inspiration to everyone who knew him, even those who have only heard his story.
Foundation goals… To provide an annual scholarship to a student at Great Valley High School who has lost a parent or sibling to cancer or who is a childhood cancer survivor. To contribute funding to various organizations that conduct pediatric cancer research and trials to develop more successful treatments of rare childhood cancers, particularly Sarcoma. Make donations to various organizations that assist childhood cancer patients and their families. Provide direct financial assistance to specific local families whose children are receiving treatment for childhood cancer.
Jeremy P. Wilson Scholarship… The legacy of Jeremy’s love of learning will be honored by awarding an annual scholarship of $1000 or more to a graduating senior from Great Valley High School.
View Requirements & Eligibility Please return completed application to the
Great Valley High School Guidance Office.
Jeremy P. Wilson Grant Award…
Dr. E. Anders Kolb, Director, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Program Head, Cancer Cell Therapy Laboratory at A.I. duPont Hospital receives a $20,000 check from the Jeremy P. Wilson Foundation in memory of Jeremy P. Wilson – Pictured: Karen Wilson, Claire Wilson, Peter Wilson, Laurel Wilson
On Sept. 26, 2012, the Wilson Family of Malvern presented a $20,000 check from the Jeremy P. Wilson Foundation in memory of their son Jeremy, to the Nemour Center for Childhood Cancer Research at A.I. duPont Hospital in Wilmington, DE. The money will be used for rare tumor sarcoma research. The donation was raised through the Jeremy’s Jedi 5K Run and several other fund raising events.
Jeremy’s Jedi 5k Run/Walk Friday, May 16, 2015 Great Valley Middle School
Jeremy’s Jedi 5k Run/Walk Friday, May 30, 2014 Great Valley Middle School
Jeremy’s Jedi 5k Run/Walk Friday, May 31, 2013, 6:00pm Great Valley Middle School
Second Annual Jeremy’s Jedi 5K Run/Walk Friday, June 1, 2012Great Valley Middle School
Send this flyer and a check made payable to:
The Jeremy P. Wilson Foundation c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382