YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK

Please join us and help kids fighting cancer Never Ever Give Up!

Mission Statement

A compassionate group of young professionals that gather together to use their lives to give back to the mission of the Jessie Rees Foundation and grow professionally.

INTERESTED IN JOINING YPN?

If you live or work in the greater Orange County, CA area, reach out to Grant for more information.

YPN PILLARS OF SUCCESS

Be A Volunteer

Be A Volunteer

 

Corporate Giving

Corporate Giving

 

Community Fundraising

Community Fundraising

 

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Our upcoming events

We WORK For Kids Fighting Cancer!

For every membership that is sold at We WORK For It, $25 of the membership is going back to NEGU and that’s not all. WORK is matching that $25 for a total of $50 that is coming back to NEGU. This is two more JoyJars for kids fighting cancer! Encourage your community to sign up, get a great workout in, and give back to their local community.

Where: 16782 Hale Ave, Ste B, Irvine, CA 92606
When: Throughout the month of May

YPN Concert by the Sea

Come join YPN as we take on Fisherman’s Cove with live music until the sun goes down. Donations will be encouraged at the entrance of the concert and all proceeds will be going to the Jessie Rees Foundation to encourage kids fighting cancer to Never Ever Give Up!

Where: 856 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: May 21th

Angels Game Hang

YPN takes on Angels Stadium and we believe in having fun. We want to challenge you to bring a friend to the game that you think would be a great asset to our networking group. Someone who is compassionate, driven, and wants to see change in Courageous Kid’s lives by fundraising and putting on events. Got that friend in mind? RSVP you and your friend before May 13th so that we can lock in all of our tickets! GO ANGELS!

Where: 2000 E Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806
When: May 26th

Fired Up For Summer

Fired up for summer is the ultimate backyard bash that combines fine wine, cocktails, craft beer, an incredible flame cooked feast & amazing live music

Where: Coto De Caza, CA
When: June 4th

YPN Volunteer Night

Remember that friend you brought to the Angel game? We have another opportunity for them to join in on the fun. Bring you and your friend to YPN for an exclusive volunteer night where we will take them on a tour of our JoyFactory, watch Jessie’s story on video and stuff JoyJars to send out to kids fighting cancer. Give your friend the ultimate NEGU experience and let’s show them how YPN create and makes impact on kids fighting cancer!

Where: 9701 Research Drive STE 150, Irvine, CA 92618
When: June 9th

AMC Movie Night

Let’s take a trip into the past and all head over to the AMC Tustin Movie Theatre to watch the story of Elvis! Sponsor one JoyJar to get a ticket and let’s fill this movie theatre! We look forward to seeing you there.

Where: 2457 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
When: June 24th

Night of Joy

Please join us as we share a spectacular sunset and evening under the stars while we raise awareness and much needed funds to bring joy to kids and families impacted by childhood cancer and encourage them to NEGU “Never Ever Give Up”

Where: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629
When: June 25th

24 Hour Challenge

For the past 4 years, we have organized a 24 hour challenge to test ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally while raising money for a great cause. For 24 hours, we devote ourselves to 2 goals: complete the 24 hour challenge, and make our fundraising goal to provide JoyJars to kids fighting cancer in hospitals and homes. Every year is a new challenge and this year, we are burning calories with air assault bikes. Sign up to create a team or donate to one of the teams participating in the challenge.

Where: Eastvale Community Center 13820 Schleisman Rd, Eastvale, CA 92880
When: July 15th-16th

OUR FOREVER INSPIRATION

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. She created JoyJars® and was the first one to coin the term “NEGU®”, which was her motto and message to everyone.   Jessie had one “wish”, which is the mission of her foundation. 

OUR FOREVER INSPIRATION

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. She created JoyJars® and was the first one to coin the term “NEGU®”, which was her motto and message to everyone.   Jessie had one “wish”, which is the mission of her foundation. 

JOY FOR YOUR INBOX!

Get encouraging stories each week about Courageous Kids and inspiring updates from Erik “Daddy” Rees!




    BE A VOLUNTEER

    YPN members are dedicated to helping at events, participating in local fundraisers, and contributing to volunteer projects at the JoyFactory. As one of the  YPN pillars of success, the importance of giving back is just one of the important staple in the way we connect and engage with like minded young professionals.

    CORPORATE GIVING

    In an effort to grow corporate engagement in Orange County, CA, YPN members are given resources to encourage their employers to engage in socially responsible activities, become event sponsors, offer creative team building opportunities as well as other ways to impact the lives of kids fighting cancer.

    COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING

    As a group, YPN creates ways to engage our local Orange County, CA community to advance the mission of the Jessie Rees Foundation by creating opportunities to give through unique and engaging fundraisers.  YPN members partner with local restaurants, organizations, and businesses to create give back opportunities to raise money to encourage kids fighting cancer.

    INTERESTED IN JOINING?

    If you’re interested in becoming a part of the NEGU Young Professionals Network, connect with grant to apply now!

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