The JT Foundation

Raising awareness and supporting the research of DSRCT with the goal of finding a cure.

Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT) is a soft tissue sarcoma that is so rare, no standard way to treat it has been developed. The first case was recorded in 1989, and only about 200 cases have been reported since then. DSRCT is rare and aggressive and the 5 year survival rate is a mere 15%. Researchers, like the doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center are looking for treatments that will improve those odds.


Save the Date!

The first annual Silent Auction and Spaghetti Feed for The JT Foundation will be held Sunday, August 5th, 2018. The JT Foundation was created in honor of Justin Thornton to support the research and treatment of DSRCT at MD Anderson Cancer Center. All proceeds from ticket sales, donations, and auction items will be donated to MD Anderson Cancer Center. If you have any questions or want more information please contact


Findlay Hats, 1812 N Columbia Blvd, Suite B6 Portland, OR


Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 5:00pm




The JT Foundation is a non profit organization created to support the research and treatment of DSRCT at MD Anderson Cancer Center. JT was lucky enough to receive treatment in Houston, Texas under the guidance of Doctor Andrea Hays-Jordan whose research focuses on ways to prevent, treat, and cure patients with metastases of sarcomas. In the 10 years that Dr. Hayes- Jordan has been studying DSRCT, the five-year survival rate has surged from 15 percent to 60 percent.



Justin was diagnosed in January of 2015 and was given 6 months to live, with the help of different chemotherapy drugs and surgeries he was able to triple his life expectancy but unfortunately lost his battle in September of 2016. He was such a positive influence everywhere he went, even on his sickest days. Constantly concerned about others, always giving, and incredibly optimistic. It only made sense to have a foundation in memory of Justin that will continue to help others, especially those that fought a battle he knew all too well.

His fearless attitude and friendly heart still inspire us all
— -Jimmy Hickey