Our THANK YOU to First Responders

We partnered with Papa Joe’s of Orland Park to send dinners to the dispatchers and six firehouses of Orland Fire Protection District. Meals were delivered Friday, Saturday and Sunday to various shifts. Giving back to the community is something we worked hard on this year. During this trying time we wanted to help support the community that has made it possible to keep Jane’s spirt and passion alive for so many years.
 “The idea of serving meals to the fire district perfectly fit within the mission of our foundation. Papa Joe’s is my favorite Orland Park restaurant. These Orland Fire District staff are all front line workers, working hard during the pandemic. Sending them great food is the least we can do. So, I (Jim Caliendo) called Jane’s oldest brother, Chief Michael Schofield and asked how to make this happen”. –Jim Caliendo
 “It is always great to give back. When Jim asked us to participate in honoring local first responders, we were proud to do so, ensuring that Jane’s legacy live on throughout the community”. –Mike Lorenzo of Papa Joe’s
Orland Fire Protection District Chief Michael Schofield thanked the foundation. “Jane’s passion for our community and first responders continues on today, by thanking our first responders for their continued service through this Covid19 pandemic, while supporting a local business that has always supported our community.”




Thank you for participating in the 6th Annual Jane’s Warriors 5K Run & Walk

We are so grateful for every single person who participated in this year run/walk. So many people signed up, donated and helped spread the word about our mission. We felt your support and wanted to spread that through the community. Because of all of you were able to send meals to the first responders, support local businesses and food depositories and spread a little joy. In this trying time we all need to help and support one another. We know Jane is smiling down on us as we continue to live as she did; supporting each other, spreading joy and having a positive attitude through it all.

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“Hope you woke up with pride and purpose because that’s what warriors do. BAM!

Please join us for the 5th Annual Jane’s Warriors 5K Run & Walk! This event has become a community-wide run/walk and we can’t wait to see you there!

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”.

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