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Jbirdsjourney is a non-profit organization to spread awareness about LGACC (Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma) and other rare illnesses, as well as give back to those in need!


Your donations go to help individuals and families who are battling serious diseases, often with little support.  Encourage them by donating today!


We are working to organize fundraisers to help those in need due to massive medical bills and in many cases, loss of employment due to illness.


If you're interested in sponsoring someone in need, please contact us.

Jason and Audrey of Jbirdsjourney
Jason and Audrey, founders of JBirdsjourney

Jbirdsjourney, a nonprofit corporation, began when Jason ("JBird"), a military firefighter with over 23 years of service, was diagnosed with Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, a rare form of cancer that develops in glandular tissues.  In Jason's case, the cancer is in the lacrimal gland behind his right eye.  And so began his journey, a much longer battle than any firefight.

When speaking to the doctors to develop a treatment plan, Jason and his wife, Audrey, learned of some stories of others with this rare disease.  Some of the treatments are experimental and not covered by some insurance plans.

While Jason and Audrey feel fortunate that Jason is able to get treatment and they have a support system to help them through this tremendous trial, they realize there are others in worse circumstances.

Jbirdsjourney is their response to this challenge. They want to not only spread awareness about rare diseases such as Lacrimal Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, but also to make sure no one has to fight a battle like this alone.

Latest Stories

JBird’s Journey Annual Golf Tournament

June 12, 2020

This year Jason’s closest friends of 40+ years from his home town in Pennsylvania are hosting our annual golf tournament in Beaver Falls, PA.  The event is open to everyone, so if you’re able to make a trip to the East Coast, we would love to see you! Thank you, Chuckie, Tony, Seth, Adarryl, and the rest of the Beaver Falls crew!  We are truly grateful for you all! Join us for the third annual JBird’s Journey Golf Tournament in Beaver Falls, PA, and help us raise awareness of rare …

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JBird’s Journey – 2 Year Anniversary

February 16, 2020

Today marks the 2 year anniversary for JBird’s Journey nonprofit!  We are honored to say that in the past 2 years, we’ve donated over $36,000 to 11 recipients battling rare forms of cancer. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our foundation – whether by purchasing swag, participating in our fundraiser events, adding us as your charity of choice on Amazon, adding our foundation to your King Soopers or Kroger accounts, posting our foundation on your social media page for your birthday fundraiser, donations on Giving Tuesday, or other …

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Save the Date for GivingTuesday!

November 20, 2019

GivingTuesday started in 2012 as a simple idea – a day to encourage people to do good.  Now, 7 years later, it’s grown into a global movement inspiring hundreds of millions of people to open their hearts, celebrate generosity, and give to those in need.  Together, we can be the change we want to see in the world. This GivingTuesday, please consider giving to JBird’s Journey, and help us continue to help patients battling rare forms of cancer. DONATE Please share our pages and our mission to raise awareness and …

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JBird’s Journey Second Annual Golf Tournament

July 9, 2019

ACC Unity Across The Miles – 2019

April 22, 2019

Join JBird’s Journey on April 27, 2019, at 7 PM (or whenever it’s dark in your area), as we support ACC Unity Across The Miles! Light up the night with a luminary, candle, tiki torch, or even a flashlight…use your creativity to show support and unity with all those battling Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, past and present. From ACC Unity Across The Miles event information: This is their 4th year for the event, and they are hoping to expand awareness of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma even further this year. Trials, research, and …

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