About Us

100% Volunteer based!

Who Are We

We are 100% volunteers making a difference in the lives of those that suffer from Nephrotic Syndrome.

Our Mission

To raise money for NephCure, whose mission is to empower people with rare, protein-spilling kidney disease to take charge of their health, while leading the revolution in research, new treatments, and care.


Even though the first Pig Jig was in 2018, did you know that the Silicon Valley Pig Jig Committee has been actively involved in raising funds and awareness for Nephrotic Syndrome since 2010? Our efforts began with the Bay Area NephCure Walk and over the years we have organized many events including Cocktails for a Cure, Bunco for a Cure, and numerous online fundraising campaigns.  Even the neighborhood kids have gotten involved with lemonade stands and even a haunted house. As a result we have raised over $1.8 million to help advance NephCure’s mission of finding better treatments for Nephrotic Syndrome.

We hope you will join us for the 5th annual Pig Jig at Excite Ballpark (San Jose Giants Muni Stadium) on Saturday, October 7, 2023 and help us reach our goal to raise $500,000. You can be a sponsor or make a donation.  Together we can ‘cue up a cure for Nephrotic Syndrome!

Pig Jig Committee

Kara Jones Chair
Terri Molinaro Co-Chair
Troy Jones Co-Chair/Facilities
Pat Wahler Sponsors
Michele O’Neil Beer Garden
Chris Aiello Volunteers
Valerie Weld Signage
Kim Rogers Sponsor Lounge
Jennifer MacGougan Patient Families
Donna Leahy Merchandise
Shannon Birdsong Kids Zone
Marie Ruane Website Updates
Taylor Agelson Social Media
Lou Molinaro Finance/Graphics
Debbie Fieber Permits
Jeannie Lee Committee Member
Kris Kelly General Committee
Cara O’Halloran General Committee

Interested in being a sponsor?

Click to learn more about the different sponsor levels.