Wear Blue and Gold to Celebrate the Life of Jake “The Tank”
Here are the details about Jake's viewing and funeral. But here's the family's request: Don't dress in black.
Here is how the Honig family from Howell is celebrating and honoring the life of their 7-year old, Jake, who was taken from them too soon.
The visitation will be Thursday, followed by a service and burial on Friday (details below.) Jake's dad, Mike, says he wants everyone's help in making sure things are the way Jake would have wanted them:
The Honig family asks that you sport Golden State Warriors apparel and/or colors -- blue and gold. He says feel free to get creative. Wear hats, scarves, t-shirts, sweaters, jeans...anything blue & gold!
Mike says Jake wouldn't want a 'stuffy', black suit-wearing, somber feel for his send off, so the funeral home will be decorated with blue and gold.
Although it may feel odd and uncomfortable at first to show up dressed that way, Mike says that his son's wish would have been for a casual occasion with Warrior colors.
If you would like to attend the visitation celebrating Jake's life, visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Rt. 524), Freehold Township, on Thursday (Jan. 25th) from 3 pm - 7 pm. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 11 am funeral service on Friday (Jan. 26th) at the funeral home.
For those who desire, memorial contributions in Jake's memory may be made to the Frances Foundation for Kids Fighting Cancer, Ashley Lauren Foundation, Kick Cancer Overboard, The Believe Project, or Squan-A-Thon.
Meanwhile, Jake continues to make a difference in people's lives. He is currently at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he donated his spine and brain so that researchers can study his tumor type. With only a handful of cases like Jake worldwide, every opportunity to learn could save future lives and make a powerful difference in the world of pediatric oncology.