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Jake’s Jam 2019

All Individual Performances:   Individual Performance links: Abby & Sarah Ginsberg Aja Neinstein, Paige Smith, & Taylor Florence Amy Sky & Ezra Jordan Aviva & Don Caroline Brooks & Robbie Roth Cole, Halle, & Ethan CZN Hayden Desser I Rise Above Jackie Richardson Janelle, Seth, Lily, Jordy, Ethan, & Zack Michelle Newman & […]

Water Series

Jacob’s Ladder presents Water Series

Jacob’s Ladder is proud to present Water Series by photographer Jodi Chapnik. Featuring Jacob’s sister, Beverly Schwartz, swimmer at heart. Feel the magic of the water in these Limited Edition Prints. 100% of sales donated to Jacob’s Ladder. View on October 2-6, 10am-3pm, 1073 Yonge Street Summerhill For enquiries: Email: Instagram:

I Rise Above (Jake’s Song)

I Rise Above is an original song about our son, produced as a tribute to honour Jacob Schwartz as he miraculously turns 20! Jacob was born with a fatal neurodegenerative illness which attacks the central nervous system. This song is a Jacob’s Ladder initiative. Proceeds from this song will help fund day programs for young […]

A message from Jacob and his family

Alone we can do so little, together we can so much! Helen Keller We think Jacob would say the same thing. Look what we did together! Hundreds came to discover magic PURE MAGIC. All of you helped in your own unique and powerful way. Thousands of gifts were given away to those who need them […]

Jake has so many angels. Thanks to you all!

Alone we can do so little, together we can so much! Helen Keller From everything we have in us, we wish to thank all of you for helping to drive this vision. From our family to yours, Look what we have ALL DONE TOGETHER! With Love and great appreciation, Jacob and his family


We are so grateful to our Performers. Check out our local Superstars who joined us at Jake’s Gigantic Give.


Jacob may not be able to see, but boy does he have vision. We have seen family, friends and community rally together to fight against devastating neurodegenerative illnesses. Over $2 million has been raised to support research, awareness and education in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative illnesses. Thousands of children have created hundreds of […]


Check out our incredible video from the last Jake’s Gigantic Give. It’s amazing to watch the kids experience the “gift of giving”! We can’t wait for NOVEMBER 24th and 25TH! Thanks to RioCan we have officially secured a venue – the former Kromer Radio building – 420 Bathurst Street SAVE THE DATE! Tickets go on […]


According to Peter: How did you come to be involved with Jacob’s Ladder? I heard about Jacob’s Ladder from one of my employees. She mentioned what a family focused event the Gigantic Give was, and the wonderful work that they do. I love the idea of kids learning about what it means to be charitable […]


According to Ellen: Faith and Jordan are such a dynamic couple with values that I admire. They have been friends and supporters of Jacob’s Ladder for years. I am always amazed by their philanthropic spirit, their community support of so many causes, their dedication and loyalty. These are special friends to have and these values […]