Our simple mission

The mission of the John Michael Pierce Foundation is to build awareness in young adults about the early signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer. Young adult esophageal cancer is on the rise and since the symptoms don't seem significant, most people discover it at a late stage which limits treatment success.

Utilizing compelling, attention-getting social media, ads, psa’s and special events geared toward young adults, we will communicate this critical message and encourage people to seek evaluation early on. If we save just one person, we will consider our efforts extremely successful. Please help by donating today.

John Michael Pierce, making memories! Contribute today to the John Michael Pierce Foundation Golf Tournament.

John Michael's journey

In April 2021, John Michael was 24 years old and was having acid reflux and trouble swallowing. After a visit to a gastroenterologist, it was discovered that he had stage four esophageal cancer. During this time he never slowed down. He wanted to keep everything "business as usual." And he did just that. He didn't allow this disease to be the focus of his life. Because of his positive attitude and unending energy, at work or with his friends, we were all surprised when he joined our Heavenly Father five months later.

John Michael had the incredible ability to make people laugh and feel special. He genuinely cared for others and was truly invested in all the relationships he had throughout his life. During his 25 years spent here on earth, John Michael created a legacy that will live on forever. During his final months of life, he brought others closer to God, grew in his own faith and truly lived each and every day to the fullest. To know him was to love him and we're making it our mission to keep his spirit alive until we all meet again. Cheers to making memories, investing in others and falling in love with life day after day.

For more information on the signs and symptoms of Esophageal Cancer click here.

  • To make a monetary donation to the John Michael Pierce Foundation, click below. All proceeds will be distributed to the three groups JM truly loved; the Reed Foundation, Highland's College and Alabama Entrepreneur Group.

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    To make a monetary donation to the John Michael Pierce Foundation, click below. Proceeds will be used to build awareness in young adults about the early signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer.

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  • One of JM's favorite things is playing golf. Join us for the John Michael Pierce Foundation golf tournament. It has been established to honor and continue John Michael's legacy as a fun loving, entrepreneurial and impactful person.

    Golf Tournament

    We're excited to announce the JMP golf tournament which will take place on August 1, 2022. It will be one like you’ve never experienced. We'll have great music (of course!), refreshments, lunch, hole prizes, swag bags and trophies. A don’t miss!

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  • JM loved great merch! John Michael Pierce Foundation has been established to honor and continue John Michael's legacy as a fun loving, entrepreneurial and impactful person.

    JM Merch

    John Michael loved some merch. Shop now for old fashioned glasses, copper bracelets, hats and shirts. All net proceeds will be used to build awareness in young adults about the early signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer. 

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Don't miss the party!

John Michael loved getting people together and was known to send out a random pin showing where the next party would be. Well, this party will be at the Birmingham Zoo at their beautiful outdoor plaza which includes water features, abundant plant life and panoramic views of the zoo.

Sunday, July 31 from 7-11 PM

Live band, door prizes, cocktails and a lot of memories!

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