The Family Jewels 5k
Join us for a fun run, walk, or stroll March 10, 2018.
Come one, come all, to the inaugural Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl! This is a fun fundraiser for scholarships for three local Northshore families who have endured childhood cancer.
Your $20 Early Bird registration ($25 onsite) gets you a Tasting Tray of FOUR beers at all THREE Kenmore breweries: Cairn Brewing, 192 Brewing Company and 9 Yards Brewing Company. That’s OVER $25 worth of beer! What’s more, the first 75 registrants also get a FREE commemorative pint glass. What a value!
Drink beer and learn about early detection of testicular cancer, plus eat kettle corn, compete to win Beer Ball Bingo, listen to singer/songwriter David (Mack) McKenzie, and visit the locally-famous Nut Hut ( whaaat???)!
Designated Drivers get in for FIVE BUCKS. Arrive on a bike and get a Green Discount – cuz we are RIGHT ON THE BURKE GILMAN TRAIL!
Come on, let’s get this Ball rolling!
The Family Jewels 5K is an annual trail run/walk in memory of our son, 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 testicular cancer in a family-oriented fun run, walk, or stroll. We’re the only 5k with a pie table!
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.