April 2, 2020

April 7, 2005. Every time Jensen entered the hospital or clinic they would ask him his name and birthdate. I can still hear that sweet voice saying "I'm Jensen Daniel Byrd, April 7, 2005". He used the number 7 often. He wanted 7 cakes and 7 presents, at one time, he ev...

March 21, 2020

      What started as an event full of family and friends, where I knew every face in the room, has grown over seven years time to host more than 200 people from Plant City and surrounding communities! At our Storybook themed gala this year, a new chapte...

August 13, 2019

By Melanie LeCroy

In 2007, Lynn and Melissa Byrd’s world changed forever when their young son Jensen’s tummy ache was diagnosed as stage 4


The Byrd family was told Neuroblastoma was a rare form of cancer, but shortly after arriving at Memorial Sloan Ketter...

June 7, 2019

Have you always thought about volunteering but failed to follow through?  Maybe you don't have the time even though deep down you have a heart of gold.  I think we can all relate to that.  I certainly often felt overwhelmed by the busyness that I chose to place on myse...

May 3, 2019

In over three decades, only one new drug has been developed specifically for childhood cancer. Most of the treatments being used today were developed for adults. It is for this reason, and many others, that JHG has extended an annual scholarship to a graduating senior...

April 14, 2019

The City of Gulf Shores is known as "small town, big beach" but this town always comes together in a big way when it comes to those in need.  There is nothing small about opening up your heart of gold and shining it on those in their darkest of times!  That is just wha...

March 11, 2019

Jensen’s Heart of Gold Grubbin’ For Gold Tour starts March 13

Monthly culinary tour kicks off at both Flying Harpoon locations

The Grubbin’ For Gold Tour, a monthly culinary fundraiser for the locally based Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation, starts March 13 from 5:30-7:...

January 15, 2019

I have a confession to make: I didn’t want my daughter to win. Before you get upset with me, please give me a chance to explain.

We spent weeks looking for the perfect dress. Not too big, not too revealing, just the right color. Then came the shoes. Good for walking, pr...

December 29, 2018

With a new year upon us, it’s natural to look back and consider the changes and experiences that occurred in the previous year. I thought it was fitting to speak with Melissa Byrd, the founder of Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation, about the changes she has seen in hers...

December 18, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting many of the employees of New Horizons Credit Union as they presented me with a large check for our Christas outreach program!  This is the second donation made by this organization and it could not have come at a better time.  We are all e...

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Jensen's Heart of Gold is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

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Alabama Chapter:251-978-4579

6093 Andhurst Dr

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

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