The Family Jewels 5k
Join us for a fun run, walk, or stroll March 10, 2018.
The Family Jewels 5K is an annual trail run/walk at Kenmore, WA’s Saint Edward State Park, in memory of Bothell XC runner Jaimeson Jones. Jaimeson died on October 7, 2010, at the age of 20, of a recurrence of testicular cancer. Join others to bring awareness to testicular cancer, the #1 cancer in men ages 15-44, in a fun, family-oriented trail run or walk. Visit our locally-famous Nut Hut (whaaaat???), and know that we are the only 5k with a pie table! Register TODAY!
Testicular cancer is the #1 cancer of men between 15 and 44, and it is 95% curable IF it is caught early. Because he was too embarrassed to tell his parents about his testicle’s pain and swelling, and he had not been educated to realize that these symptoms indicated cancer, Jaimeson did not reveal his suffering for over a year. As a result, his cancer was diagnosed very late, so Jaimeson, at age 14, was faced with agonizing treatment, multiple surgeries, and a poor prognosis for recovery.
Jaimeson’s cancer went into remission that year, but it recurred 4 1/2 years later, and he died in 2010 at age 20.
Jaimeson understood that caring for a child with cancer devastates a family not only emotionally but financially. Before his death, he let the family know that he wanted his college savings to go to his two sisters.
As a result, our missions were inspired by Jaimeson himself. We provide scholarships to local families who have been affected by childhood cancer, and we educate about the signs and symptoms of testicular cancer.
The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship is a registered 501(c)(3), TIN 80-0905365.