Kiewit is proud to sponsor its 17th annual Jakefest fundraiser
to benefit CureSearch for Children's Cancer.

Since 2007, golfers across the country have participated in annual Jakefest golf tournaments to raise funds for next generation childhood cancer research. Jakefest was established by Harry and Robin Koenigs to honor and remember their son, Jake, who at five years old, was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children. He passed away in December of 2006, just one month before his ninth birthday.

The Koenigs family knew that more research was needed to ensure that other children with rhabdomyosarcoma and other cancers receive the best care possible. They also wanted to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Harry’s employer, Kiewit, turned the company’s annual employee golf outing into what is now the annual Jakefest event.

Jake Koenigs

When we realized that Jake wasn't going to survive, we wanted to find a way to give back to an organization that was working towards finding a cure. “We knew that CureSearch was that organization.”
-Harry Koenigs

2023 Jakefest Events

For more information on how to make a donation or to participate in this year's Jakefest, click on the event below.

The Impact of Jakefest

To date

Jakefest has raised more than $5 million to support groundbreaking childhood cancer research projects conducted by CureSearch-funded investigators, many of which have already made a significant impact.

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