“SET THE EXAMPLE OF WHAT TO BE INSTEAD OF WHAT WE SHOULDN’T.”
While growing up in San Antonio, Texas, my family and I witnessed deprivation on the city’s Southside in the form of poverty and social inequities. Through our JC Cares Foundation, we strive to plant hope and instill a sense of pride in the underprivileged. I have been blessed to have role models like NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson, who demonstrated the importance of mentorship and how it changes lives. Through our mentoring efforts, we emphasize the importance of social accountability and responsibility. Our efforts hope to “give back” to youth and their communities leaving an indelible mark on Los Angeles, San Antonio and their surrounding communities.
In addition, the foundation aims to support organizations in the ongoing fight against cancer. My family and I have experienced firsthand the devastating impact of this dreaded disease when my father was diagnosed in January 2014 with a stage four, cancerous tumor. Fortunately, with the support of agencies on the front lines fighting cancer, my father’s life was spared. However, there are thousands who experience a much different outcome. The JC Cares Foundation is committed to families battling cancer and supporting organizations working feverishly in finding cure.
Through my foundation, I lend my celebrity to better our communities enabling others to envision a brighter tomorrow. The JC Cares Foundation looks to partner with like-minded corporate sponsors in transforming thousands of lives annually.