Jeff Sweeney Memorial Campaign

My name is Julia McVeigh. This year for Christmas I am doing something special in memory of my brother Jeff Sweeney. Jeff passed away from a glioblastoma brain tumor on February 7, 1997.  This Christmas I am raising money, in his honor. I have chosen the Swifty Foundation as the recipient of my fundraising funds. So, I  encourage my friends and family to help me to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer and donate to Swifty.



Campaign Goal: $2,500

Amount Raised: $0


If you’re ready to be part of the movement to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer, please fill out the donate form below.



A Bit About The Swifty Foundation

The Swifty Foundation began with Michael Gustafson who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 10. Shortly after his diagnosis, Michael began fundraising for cancer research and recruited his friends to help. At the end of Michael’s battle, with the help of his parents Patti and Al, he started the Swifty Foundation.

The Swifty Foundation now focuses on finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer in three ways:

  1. Promoting post-mortem tissue donation to improve research
  2. Improving collaboration among organizations and researchers working to cure pediatric cancer
  3. Funding research of recurrent medulloblastoma

When Michael was nearing his 15th birthday, his mom recorded this video in a restaurant parking lot. By this point, Michael already knew he wasn’t going to beat brain cancer for himself. But he could beat it for someone else. In the video, Michael lays out what he called his “Master Plan” — to become a tissue donor in hopes of finding a cure.

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