7th Annual Family Jewels 5K!
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED so the timing company can get us all ready for tomorrow. BUT YOU CAN STILL REGISTER IN TWO WAYS:
1. Come to early packet pickup TODAY from 3-6 at Northwest Printed Apparel. https://www.nwprintedapparel.com/ 18916 North Creek Parkway STE 105 Bothell WA 98011.
2. Register onsite tomorrow from 7:15-8:45. http://parks.state.wa.us/577/Saint-Edward
See you then!25
The Family Jewels 5K is an annual trail run/2.5K walk in memory of Bothell XC runner Jaimeson Jones. Jaimeson died on October 7, 2010 at the age of 20, of testicular cancer. Join others to bring awareness to early detection of testicular cancer in a family-oriented fun run, walk, or stroll. We’re the only 5k with a pie table! Not to mention other snacks, coffee, cocoa......... :)
The 5K funds the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship, which is offered to graduating high school students who plan to further their education in some way and who at one time had a sibling with cancer.
*About testicular cancer*
Testicular cancer is the #1 cancer of men between 15 and 35, and it is 95% curable IF it is caught early. Because he did not realize that his symptoms indicated cancer, Jaimeson did not alert his family to his pain and swelling for over a year, and his cancer was diagnosed very late. This meant that Jaimeson was faced with agonizing treatment and a poor prognosis for recovery.
Caring for a child with cancer devastates a family not only emotionally but financially. In our case, one of the many financial consequences was insufficient funds to pay for Jaimeson’s younger sisters to attend college.
Our scholarship mission was inspired by Jaimeson himself, who bequeathed his college savings to his sisters.
The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship is a registered 501(c)(3) with TIN 80-0905365.