â€œHope you woke up with pride and purpose because that’s what warriors do.Â BAM!â€œ
The Jane Caliendo Memorial Foundation honors Jane’s dedication to high quality academics and athletics. It is a non-for-profit foundation which strives to provide resources in the way of scholarship opportunities to Carl Sandburg High School senior athletes so that warriors with the Jane Caliendo spirit, pride and purpose can be fostered through high school and given the skills, resiliency and pride to make a difference in our community as adults.
New in 2018, the Jane Caliendo Memorial Foundation is prepared to pledge a portion of our net proceeds to the University of Chicago Medicine. More specifically, Foundation funds will be directed for the clinical research performed by Dr. Blase Polite. Dr. Polite treated Jane through her illness in an exceptional manner. Therefore, the Jane Caliendo Memorial Foundation, in appreciation for all that Dr. Polite did to care for Jane, would like to support his innovative research in his battle against colon cancer.
Jane was an exceptional patient and human being, says Dr. Blase Polite, Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago and an expert on the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. She was a fighter but like so many was taken too early from all who loved her. I am honored that the foundation will be donating to our colon cancer research endeavors so that we can offer future patients even more hope and longer, healthier lives.