SouthPark Magazine: April 28, 2024

Where Hope Grows

Artist and sarcoma survivor Jake Pfeifer teams with the Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research on a permanent art installation depicting his cancer journey.

Towne Today: Winter 2024

Growing Hope Through Art: An Art Installation Program to Amplify Sarcoma Awareness and Support Cancer Research

Jake Pfeifer of Hot Glass Alley in Charlotte, NC, is an accomplished glass blowing artist. He is also a survivor of sarcoma cancer. Diagnosed at age 5, Jake will tell the story of his cancer journey by bringing to life a three dimensional blown-glass tree entitled “Seasons of Life.” His work will be the first exhibit in the Paula Takacs Foundation’s Growing Hope Through Art program.

Foundation for the Carolinas 2022-2023 Annual Report

Cancer Diagnosis Leads Family to Give Back

Doug Sleeper joined the Paula Takacs Foundation's board just as it was launching a new project – Growing Hope Through Art. Through permanent art installations, the project raises awareness for funding cancer research, and tells related stories of hope.