In furthering Joost’s quest to improve access to care for patients and support local research efforts, the directors of both the J9 Foundation and the Joost van der Westhuizen Centre for Neurodegeneration have agreed to optimized resources and build on existing social media audiences by incorporating J9 under the JCN umbrella as a legacy project. all future fundraising efforts will support the objectives of the JCN. We are excited, humbled and privileged to be building on the work that Joost so bravely startd.

The J9 Foundation was formed by the rugby legend, Joost van der Westhuizen in aid of those suffering from the same form of fatal illness that he was diagnosed with early 2011, Motor Neuron Disease.

Joost created a platform through this foundation to allow people , companies and friends to support the quality of life programs available with this organization.