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The Jet Start Foundation

Who Are We?

The Jet Start Foundation is a small non profit dedicated organization that maintains an extremely low overhead.
Our donations raised from events & this website are used to support Bipolar disorder & help in its research.

Your contribution helps. Like many not-for-profit organizations, Jet Start raises funds through special events, which also help raise awareness about depression and bipolar disorder.

What We Do:

Our Mission at The Jet Start Foundation is to improve the quality of life for people dealing with bipolar disorder.

The foundation increases public awareness of bipolar disorder, raises money to award research grants and provides support and timely information to bipolar patients, their families & medical professionals. These efforts are achieved through collaboration with numerous individuals & organizations that share a similar vision.

Our Vision:

Our vision is Research funding! In order to develop better treatments for bipolar disorder, researchers need to study the bipolar disorder and learn more about it.

Many bipolar researchers must rely on private funding because government funds are used for more well known conditions.


What's in the News?:

Sept 12, 2018
Jet Start's 2nd Fundraiser for 2018. Purchase a $5.00 ticket for our foundation and you will receive 25% off at any Boscov's

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends!
When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8AM - 11PM
Join Us in Supporting our Community Agencies & Organizations.

Also fill out the ticket on the back and you will have a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. For all you early x-mas shoppers you can make a layaway that day. So please contact Donna today at 856-905-4384 for a ticket.

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Sept 12, 2018
Annual Coins for the Cause Jars
Please don't forget to turn in your Annual Coins for the Cause Jars
by October 8th.
Please Contact Donna for pick up of this years money raised or to drop off A Coins for the Cause Jar to Join for next year.

(856) 905-4384.

July 09, 2018
Check out photos of the Basketball Court at the new Behavior Health Outdoor Recreational Space. 
Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your donations. Please keep following us and sending those donations. The Basketball Court was just the beginning of helping those who suffer from Bipolar Disorder and Opioid Addiction.


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All Funds that are raised will be going to Kennedy Health System Behavior Health Program.
Apr 17, 2018

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Our Basketball Court is finally complete. I just received my ribbon cutting ceremony invitation.
"THANK YOU" to everyone who follows us and donates to help our cause.
This is just the beginning to help those who suffer from Bipolar Disorder and Opioid Addiction so please keep following us and keep those donation coming!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, May 17, 2018
at the New Behavioral Health Outdoor Recreation Space,
Jefferson Health Behavioral Health Services at Washington Township.
454 Huntsville - Cross Keys Road
Swell, NJ
Please RSVP by May 10th to:

Kelly Hageman

This is invitation only!


Nov 10, 2017

Annual Celebration of Philanthropy

Invitation Only Cocktail Reception
Wednesday. November 15, 2017
5PM - 7PM

Cherry Hill Hospital
Lower Level Lobby
2201 Chapel Ave W
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
RSVP to:
Kennedy Health

Questions Please Call:
(856) 566-5315

Please use staircase in lower level in front of Starbucks


Mar 23, 2017

Flyers Cooler Raffle

Jet Start's New Fundraiser!
When going out to dinner why not eat out at Filomena's Restaurant and Bar? 1380 Blackwood Clementon Road Clementon,New Jersey 08021

Before leaving why not buy tickets for a drawing for our Flyer's Zamboni Cooler Basket. Tickets can be purchased at the hostess desk.
3 for $10.00. All funds go to help build a basketball court for:
Kennedy Health Center in
Washington Township, NJ
Drawing of winner will be held on
May 7, 2017 at 2PM at Filomena's Restaurant and Bar. Join us for door prizes and also a prize for best dressed Flyer Fantasy.

"Click Here" to see promotional flyer!

Feb 13, 2017

Coins for our Cause

Join us for our:
Jet Start Foundation's Fundraiser
"Coins for our Cause"

As you know our foundation raises funds for Kennedy Health Systems to help those who suffer from Bi-Polar Disorder.
At this time we were asked to help fund a Basketball Court at:

Kennedy Health Center
Hurfville-Cross Keys Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012

"Click Here" to see how you can help!

Oct 03, 2016

Join us for our:
Jet Start Foundation's
7th Annual Fundraiser
Friday November 18th, 2016
7PM - 11PM
Valley Caterers
523 Princeton Blvd (Oak Valley)
Wenonah, NJ 08090
Buffet, Beer, Wine, Soda, DJ
50-50's, Chinese Auction, Door Prizes
Adult: $35.00
Child: $25.00
For Tickets contact: Donna Bennett
(856) 905-4383

May 10, 2016

Join Us at the:
Family Medical Equipment
Community Cookout
When: Friday 08/19/16 11:30AM - 4PM
Where: 882 South Delsea Drive, Vinland, NJ

Family Medical Equipment was nice enough to include Jet Start on this day to raise funds for our basketball court to be built at: 454 Hurfville-Crosskeys Road Turnersville, New Jersey 08012 Washington Township.

See Flyer Click Here

Jan 15, 2016

Jet Start Foundation's

DRAWING: Wednesday, April 06th 2016
1380 Blackwood-Clementon Rd Clementon, NJ 08021

TICKETS: 3 FOR $10.00
Contact: Donna Bennett 
1685 Autumn Drive
Franklinville, NJ 08322

This year Jet Start Funds raised will go to the building of a basketball court
at the:

Kennedy Health Center 
454 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road 
Turnersville,N.J. 08012 
At the completion of the basketball court there will be a dedication in memory 
of my son John E Tindall Jr. 


Oct 06, 2015

Jet Start Foundation's
6th Annual Fundraiser

Friday, November 20, 2015
7:00 - 11:00PM
Valley Caterers 
523 Princeton Blvd (Oak Valley)
Wenonah, NJ 08090

Buffet & Beer
Adults : $35.00
Child: $25.00
50-50's, Door Prizes, Chinese Auction 
Let's celebrate John's 40th Birthday
by helping others.

For tickets Contact:
Donna Bennett 
1685 Autumn Drive
Franklinville, NJ 08322


Aug 14, 2014

Fundraiser / Grandparent Day Walk!
When: Sunday September 07, 2014 3:00PM
Where: Washington Lake Park, 647 Hurfville-Cross Keys Road, Sewell, New Jersey 08080.

Click Here to DONATE


Aug 13, 2014

No matter what walk of life you are from depression is there. Robin Williams beat his drug addiction and struggled with alcohol addiction, but hardly never talked about his fight with depression. Depression is a form of Bipolar Disorder. Ask your self, almost every one has some one in their family who struggles with depression, so we all need to help get attention to the public and medical field to help those who suffer from depression. Any life is worth saving from suicide.

Dec 05, 2013

Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs
Kennedy Health System's Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs offer intensive counseling services for youths 5 to 17 years old.


Aug 21, 2013
Our 4TH Annual John E Tindall Jr. Birthday Bash has been scheduled!
Buy Tickets Now for John's 4th Birthday Celebration of Life Buffet, Beer & Wine Bash.
WHEN: Friday - November 08, 2013
TIME: 7:00PM - 11:00PM
WHERE: Villari's Lakeside

Aug 21, 2013
Our 4TH Annual John E Tindall Jr. Birthday Bash has been scheduled!
Buy Tickets Now for John's 4th Birthday Celebration of Life Buffet, Beer & Wine Bash.
WHEN: Friday - November 08, 2013
TIME: 7:00PM - 11:00PM
WHERE: Villari's Lakeside

Aug 21, 2013
The Walk-A-Thon this year for the public will have to be postponed until next year. I did not register in time. However I will be walking alone on grandparents day, September 8, 2013.

Jan 25, 2013
Check out photos of the Quiet Room at Kennedy Health Systems’ Behavior Health Unit in Cherry Hill.  The room is going to be renovated with the funds generously donated by the Jet Start Foundation.

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All Funds that are raised will be going to Kennedy Health System Behavior Health Program.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness-is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day to day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar are severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance and even SUICIDE.

But bipolar disorder can be treated,and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives. Bipolar disorder often develops in a persons late teens or early adult years. At least half of all cases start before age 25. Some people have their first symptoms during childhood while others may develop symptoms late in life. Bipolar disorder is not easy to spot when it starts. The symptoms may seem like separate problems not recognized as parts of a larger problem. Some people suffer years before they are properly diagnosed and treated. Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar disorder is a Long Term Illness that must be carefully managed throughout a person's life.


What are the side effects of medications? Before starting a new medication people with bipolar disorder should talk to their doctor about the possible risks and benefits. The psychiatrist prescribing the medication or pharmacist can answer any questions before taking.

(PLEASE ALWAYS ASK QUESTIONS BEFORE TAKING ANY PERSCRIPTION) Over the last decade treatments have improved and some medications now have fewer or more tolerable side effects than earlier treatments. However everyone responds differently to medications. In some cases side effects may not appear until a person has taken a medication for sometime. If a person with bipolar disorder develops any severe side effects from medication he or she should talk to the doctor who prescribed it as soon as possible. The doctor may change the dose or prescribe a different medication. People being treated for bipolar disorder should not stop taking medication without talking to a doctor first. Suddenly stopping a medication may lead to "rebound" or worsening of bipolar disorder symptoms. The effects may be uncomfortable or potentially dangerous withdrawl.

How Can I Help?

To help a friend,or relative,you can:

  • Offer emotional support,understanding,patience,and encouragement.
  • Learn about bipolar disorder so you can understand what your friend or relative is experiencing.
  • Talk to your friend or relative and listen carefully.
  • Listen to feelings your friend or relative expresses & be understanding about situations that may trigger bipolar symptoms.
  • Invite your friend or relative out for a positive distraction,such as a walks,outings,and other activities.
  • Remind your friend or relative that with time and treatment he or she can get better.
  • Never ignore comments about your friend or relative harming himself or herself.
  • Always report such comments to his or her therapist or doctor

Kennedy Behavioral Health Services

Kennedy Health Services

Kennedy Behavioral Health Services provide high quality, compassionate and supportive behavioral health programs for people of various backgrounds and ages.
As the largest provider of psychiatric services in South Jersey, the department works closely with the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey to provide state-of-the-art psychiatric treatment, nursing care, psychotherapy and social services.
Our multidisciplinary treatment teams deliver the most compassionate and supportive care in an environment that respects the patient's dignity and independence. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety or drug and alcohol abuse, Kennedy is here to help. Kennedy works with people of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities to help them to a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.
Kennedy treats children as young as kindergarten, adolescents, adults, older adults, women and executives, professionals and other high-functioning adults with alcohol and drug addictions. We address the most important and personal needs of our clients to help improve their coping skills, increase their level of functioning and more fully enjoy their life.
Kennedy Behavioral Health Services provides care in intensive inpatient, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs.

Please call 1-800-528-3425 for more information.

Please click on this link for more information on our services

Kennedy Univ. Hospital - Cherry Hill
2201 Chapel Ave West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Kennedy Univ. Hospital - Wash. Twp.
435 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012

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