The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund

The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund

Cheryl Herman
has a positive attitude
for life.

This was especially evident when she established a special fund at Fox Chase Cancer Center in tribute to her beloved sister,
Eileen Stein Jacoby.

Eileen died in April 1999 at the age of 45 after a three-year battle with breast cancer. A year after Eileen's passing, Cheryl threw her energies into developing the fund as a lasting tribute to her sister's life. With tremendous support from her husband Scott, her children, Justin and Jillian, her parents Harold and Pauline Stein, extended family and friends, The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund at Fox Chase Cancer Center was established.

The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund supports crucial research examining the hereditary and non-hereditary factors that influence one's risk of developing breast cancer and one's response to therapy. Instead of being used to buy an expensive piece of equipment that will one day become obsolete, the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund invests in a much more valuable and important part of cancer research: new researchers. One hundred percent of the money that the fund raises goes towards this important cause.

To date, the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund has raised more than $1.3 million for breast cancer research! 

Cheryl, along with her family, friends, and dedicated volunteers remain committed to the cause, and are confident their efforts will make a difference.


  • ESJF Night at the Sixers
    Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
    Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

    Join us for the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund Night at the Sixers and watch as your hometown team takes on the Pacers while the Fund is highlighted as the non-profit of the night! The Fund will be recognized on-court before the game, the venue-wide 50/50 raffle with benefit the Fund, and two young volunteers will be honored as part of the Sixers "Heroes Among Us" program. Tickets are $25 for mezzanine, $50 for lower level, and $10 of each ticket purchased is donated back to the Fund. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact Cheryl Herman at, or download the flyer here.
  • FitLife Marathon for a Cure
    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    High school and college students across the region will take part in the 5th Annual FitLife Marathon for a Cure, hosted by the Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund and FitLife Performance Training Center of Bucks County. More than a dozen teams and nearly 150 participants will compete in a variety of activities, from running and relays to tag and fitness training challenges. Each student pledges to raise a minimum of $100 in order to participate, and all proceeds benefit breast cancer research. Last year's event raised $50,000! For more information or to support FitLife, download the flyer here.

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Institutional Advancement
Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Cheryl Herman
The Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund

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