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 Kidney International, whose mission is to accelerate research for effective treatments for rare forms of Nephrotic Syndrome, and to provide education and support that will improve the lives of those affected by these protein-spilling kidney diseases.


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(NS) 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, online fundraising campaigns and Bunco for a Cure. Local kids have organized lemonade stands and even a haunted house. As a result we have raised and donated over $1.5 million to help advance NephCure’s mission of finding better treatments for NS.

We hope you will join us for the 4th annual Pig Jig at Excite Ballpark (San Jose Giants Muni Stadium) on Saturday, October 1, 2022 and help us reach our goal of $300,000. 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.