Press Releases

Cancer Update: Prayerful Petition

March 27, 2019

Update: Joni and Ken thank everyone for their love and prayers. Joni is getting much needed rest and wonderful care at the hospital. “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”  -James 5:16  As many of you know, Joni Eareckson Tada recently completed a series of radiation treatments for a…

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Joni and Friends Brings Awareness to the Mobility Crisis During March with Wheelchair Collection Month

March 4, 2019

Donated wheelchairs are restored and gifted to people with disabilities around the world. Joni and Friends, the leading global ministry serving people impacted by disability, has designated March as Wheelchair Collection Month to bring awareness to the mobility crisis around the world. More than 70 million people worldwide are in need of a wheelchair, yet…

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Outreach During Civil Unrest in Haiti

February 22, 2019

The bumpy ride from the Port-au-Prince Airport to our hotel was an intense 4 hours; the final leg of a trip that began nearly 4 months earlier. Our Wheels for the World mission – originally scheduled for last November – had been postponed due to intense local rioting and political unrest. Which meant, if we…

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Joni and Friends Announces New President and COO

January 28, 2019

AGOURA HILLS, CA – Jan. 28, 2019 – Joni and Friends’ International Board of Directors, including founder Joni Eareckson Tada, is pleased to welcome the ministry’s newly appointed president, John Nugent, who assumed the role this January following the retirement of Doug Mazza after 20 years of service. Prior to the role of president, Nugent served on the Joni…

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Joni and Friends Elects New Chairman of the International Board of Directors and Appoints Two New Members

January 14, 2019

Agoura Hills, CA – Jan. 7, 2019: Joni and Friends, the leading global non-profit providing Christian ministry to people impacted by disability, announced today that Peter B. Schulze has been elected as Chairman of the International Board of Directors. Schulze, former managing director and CFO of Mercy Ships and co-founder of Christian television production Cross…

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Joni Eareckson Tada Unveils New Joni and Friends Logo to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Ministry

January 8, 2019

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Joni and Friends this year, Founder and CEO Joni Eareckson Tada unveiled today a new ministry logo. Designed in-house, the new global logo is a visual representation of the mission of the organization: to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected…

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Joni Eareckson Tada Receives New Cancer Diagnosis

November 19, 2018

Internationally-beloved advocate for people with disabilities, Joni Eareckson Tada, has received a cancer diagnosis for the second time. Tada, 69, is Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends in Agoura Hills, Calif., also an award-winning artist, speaker, and author of more than 50 books. A seasoned warrior when it comes to dealing with serious health…

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Joni Eareckson Tada Receives New Cancer Diagnosis

November 19, 2018

*Joni’s Surgery Update – 11/26/18 Thank you for praying! This afternoon, Joni underwent surgery to remove the cancer from a small nodule that had developed at the site of her 2010 mastectomy. We are happy to report that Joni’s doctors are pleased with the outcome of the surgery and she is resting comfortably. Joni is…

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