Jaclyn Murphy, a young cancer survivor, was recognized with her own Upper Deck trading card in 2014. The card celebrates Jaclyn’s work through her Friends of Jaclyn Foundation that pairs young cancer patients with college teams that provide “these children and their families with teams of dedicated student athletes and coaches who give love, support and friendship.” A formal announcement of the card and information about the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation can be found at the Upper Deck website.
Jaclyn was an avid lacrosse player. It was a very important part of her life before, during, and after diagnosis. She was playing lacrosse at a local camp when she was diagnosed. Her coach at the time had connections with the Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse team and reached out to the team on her behalf. To learn more about Jaclyn’s story, please watch the HBO feature: https://friendsofjaclyn.org/hbo/. It’s about 15 minutes long and shows how important lacrosse and the Northwestern team were to Jaclyn and how the relationship led to Friends of Jaclyn’s formation!
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
MAKER: Upper Deck
SERIES NAME: Heroic Inspirations
SIZE: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
NUMBER OF LACROSSE CARDS IN SET: 1
CARD NUMBER(S): Hero JM
THEME OF SET: Jaclyn Murphy/Friends of Jaclyn
This card is distributed as a promotional items by the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Cards signed by Jaclyn are distributed at times as well.