Andy Hoffman’s legacy lives on, foundation continues efforts despite loss

Team Jack Foundation carrying on its fight against pediatric brain cancer despite the loss of its co-founder. 

The foundation's first employee says they didn't just lose a co-worker.

"I think people are devastated," said Kylie Dockter, Team Jack Executive Director. "Because Andy wasn't just the co-founder of Team Jack, he was their friend and when you talked to Andy, you felt that."

Dockter says since the day she met Andy Hoffman she felt inspired.

"When you first talk to him about the foundation and what the job looks like, you couldn't help but want to be part of it," Dockter said.

She says the team's response to the tragedy wasn't just sadness.

"It just pushed us harder," Dockter said. "You're mad and it's still kind of unbelievable to us to think that he's gone. The fact that he was afflicted by a brain tumor which he fought so hard for kids, it just makes you mad."

The anger is being used for good and to reach Andy's goal to find a cure for cancer.

The foundation continues to host events not just to raise funds and awareness, but also to carry on Andy's legacy.

"We can never replace him and what he did and what he brought to the foundation," Dockter said. 

Team Jack's next event is the 8th Annual Gala presented by Fat Brain Toys. The virtual event is on Friday at 7 p.m. on NCN.

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