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Since 2007, Kiewit has proudly sponsored its annual Jakefest fundraiser benefiting CureSearch for Children's Cancer.

Jakefest was established by Harry and Robin Koenigs to honor and remember their son, Jake. At just five years old, Jake was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children. He passed away in 2006 just one month before his 9th 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. in 2007 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, Jake's dad

Jakefest Events

New Jersey

June 8, 2024


July 27, 2024

Great Lakes

August 9-10, 2024


August 23, 2024


October 4, 2024

Baton Rouge

October 25, 2024

The Impact of Jakefest

As of 2023, Jakefest has raised more than $6.6 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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