Montvale, NJ – June 22, 2017 – The Jillian Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that was created in memory of Jillian Gorman and dedicated to providing financial support to families in need, has just announced their fourth annual gala event which is set to take place on November 1, 2017 at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ.
Jillian Gorman’s life story is a powerful one that can resonate with many families and friends who have experienced unforeseen tragedies in their lifetimes. As an independent, fun loving and adventurous 16-year-old, Jillian became diagnosed with a fatal form of blood cancer with a five-year survival rate of under 50% for children. For over three years, Jillian had endured vigorous chemotherapy treatments, multiple bone marrow transplants, a kidney transplant and two years of dialysis treatments all with the rest of the Gorman family by her side. While her courage and fortitude led her through three periods of remission, Jillian had lost her battle with the disease in early March of 2013.
“Jillian’s story has been near and dear to me as it holds a special place in my heart ever since it was first shared. The strength, bravery, and determination in her efforts to overcome such an obstacle in life was nothing short of incredible and inspiring,” said Michael T. Stramaglio, President and CEO of MWA Intelligence, Inc. “I and many others have participated in the ride traversing the country on motorcycles to join the efforts of The Rolling Thunder in support of social causes. It has been an honor to be an advocate for Jillian’s story over the last four years and I look forward to continue spreading the Jillian Fund’s message to those in need.”
The Jillian Fund was created by Jillian’s father, George Gorman, who saw the importance of families being able to be alongside their children through times of severe adversities and hardships like his daughter’s. The organization’s mission is to relieve financial burdens for families so that they can tend to their critically ill children. By providing finances for household expenses, child care expenses, lodging, transportation, meals, and academia purposes, the Jillian Fund has empowered families across the country to be there for each other.
Since its inception in 2014, the organization has set their targeted goal of reaching $1 million and 100 families with the help from supportive partners and generous donors. On November 1, 2017, The Jillian Fund will be hosting their fourth annual Gala starting at 6:00 pm at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.
“The Jillian Fund has had an enormous impact on helping families in need on a national scale and we could not be more proud of our partnership with them,” said Jenna Stramaglio, CMO of MWA Intelligence, Inc. and Board Member for The Jillian Fund. “We take great responsibility in trying to carry on Jillian’s exuberant spirit and relay her story for all to hear. Through generous donations and dedicated partnerships for a wonderful cause, The Jillian Fund will continue to positively impact the lives of all families who need help during these times of unfortunate circumstances.”
About The Jillian Fund
Jillian Lauren Gorman was the embodiment of strength and encouragement to others, and recognized the importance of a parent’s presence and support during difficult times. The Jillian Fund believes that children facing life-threatening illnesses should never face them alone. Each day, thousands of critically ill children face long hospital stays without a parent by their side because the parent is financially unable to leave work. The Jillian Fund is dedicated to uniting families in need during their most critical times and providing academic financial support to young women who demonstrate Jillian’s legacy of living by example and conquering fear with faith. The Jillian Fund is a 501(c)(3) Organization.
For additional information, please visit The Jillian Fund website: www.thejillianfund.org
About MWA Intelligence, Inc.
MWA Intelligence Inc. (MWA), an SAP Business One Gold Partner and one of five OEMs worldwide, provides innovative enterprise-class solutions for dealerships to sustain competitive advantages within the imaging channel. MWA FORZA, built on the SAP Business One platform, is a fully streamlined ERP solution centrally focused on delivering maximum efficiency and effectiveness in a vertical market. Having control over all functionality of every business process enables dealerships to have full transparency unparalleled in the marketplace while simultaneously managing vast amounts of data. Designed with open architecture, organizations are allowed to freely seek out opportunistic growth without being hindered by inadequate solutions. MWA FORZA automates daily routine processes so dealerships can focus on making critical business decisions armed with smarter IT capabilities.
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