The JEGS Foundation
JEGS Automotive Inc., one of the largest and most successful automotive equipment companies in the nation and a record-breaking racing team, founded The JEGS Foundation to help fund cancer research. The Coughlin family, owners of JEGS Automotive, recently made a $10 million gift to The Ohio State University Foundation for cancer treatment and research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. OSUCCC – James honored the gift by naming the new lobby in the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute the “JEGS Foundation Lobby.”
Racing for Cancer Research
Through numerous personal experiences, the Coughlin family recognized that cancer touches almost everyone in the world. Their own experience with cancer is the foundation of their commitment to raise public awareness about prevention while generating funding for cancer research.
Through their Delaware, Ohio-based JEGS Mail Order business and Team JEGS Racing, JEGS Foundation for Cancer Research promotes access to information, support for cancer research and an avenue to become involved to make a difference.
Statistically, 1 in 4 persons will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. The OSUCCC – James has been chosen as one of two National Cancer Institute – designated facilities in Ohio to receive the proceeds of the JEGS Foundation.
The Coughlin family’s experiences with cancer drove them to assist in building awareness of the many facets of cancer and help generate dollars through race earnings to advance cancer research – thus the motto Racing for Cancer Research.
JEGS Foundation Support of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute