Learn more about the Jessie Rees Foundation and how we help kids with cancer to NEGU®


Corey LaJoie, Spire Motorsports partner with Jessie Rees Foundation | NASCAR on FOX

Jessie Rees Foundation in the News 

Read about the latest news and stories and the power of NEGU® (Never Ever Give Up)

Daily Pilot/LAT Times OC
August 20, 2023
Bringing joy to child cancer patients, one jar at a time

Fox & Friends
September 1, 2023
Dan Hoffman honors wife’s memory by helping kids with cancer

Johnson City Press
September 13, 2023
LaJoie raising awareness for pediatric cancer through Bristol race

WCYB TV (NBC) Bristol
September 15, 2023
Corey LaJoie Visits Niswonger Children’s Hospital Before Bristol Race

Bristol Herald Courier
September 15, 2023
NASCAR’s Corey LaJoie Visits Cancer Patients at Children’s Hospital

Speedway Digest/BMV Sports
September 15, 2023
Corey LaJoie Talks about Pediatric Cancer Awareness and NASCAR Career

Slicks and Sticks
September 16, 2023
Corey LaJoie Visit to Children Hospital: Spreading Joy Before NASCAR

September 18, 2023
Over 450K JoyJars delivered to children fighting cancer


KJRH 2 NBC Tulsa
September 18, 2023
Athletes Deliver Joy Jars to Saint Francis

OC Register Bravo
September 26, 2023
Irvine-based foundation brings joy to kids fighting cancer

October 17, 2023
NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie visits kids battling cancer in Las Vegas

Slicks and Sticks
October 18, 2023
LaJoie Meets Young Cancer Warriors: Racing for Hope at Las Vegas Speedway


The Jessie Rees Foundation was, and always will be, inspired by one courageous and compassionate 12 year old little girl. Her name, Jessica Joy Rees, better known as “Jessie.” Jessie was a faith-filled, beautiful, athletic, caring and loving girl who courageously fought cancer (DIPG) from March 3, 2011 to January 5, 2012. She loved her family very much and her puppy Mr. Moe. Jessie created JoyJars® and was the first one to coin the term “NEGU®”, which was her motto and message to everyone to Never Ever Give Up. Jessie’s Wish is the mission of her foundation.