Jogging for Jackson

Event Date

Sat, Apr 10, 2021

Address

Aldie, VA

About This Activity

Join us for a virtual 5k! Feel free to walk, ride, jog or run. We will be raising awareness and funds for SUDC - Sudden Unexplained Death of a Child. Jackson was a healthy, happy toddler.  We put him to bed on February 27, 2020 with no indications that anything was wrong. Our lives forever changed on February 28, 2020 at 3 AM. We went in to check on him and quickly realized he wasn't breathing. He passed away in his sleep at 17 months and we do not have any answers as to why. We want to raise awareness and funds to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood with hopes that families do not have to go through what we are.
 
Jackson was such a lover boy, he loved to give out hugs and kisses.  He had the biggest, most beautiful brown eyes and the sweetest voice - his laughs were the best.  He listened to anything his sister said and adored her.  He loved his paci, Mickey Mouse, eating, playing golf, riding his scooter, lions & leopards, his train set and playing with buttons on the dishwasher.  Jackson's nickname "Jumping Jack" came from his love of jumping in the crib (and he could jump high)! He could jump before he could walk or crawl. He was such a busy boy and brought a smile to anyones face with his sweet personality.  Although we only had 17 months with him, they were the happiest 17 months - Jackson is truly a gift, his happy and fun personality was infectious, he lit up any room he was in.  
 
Our Mission: The Jackson Walsh Foundation seeks to raise awareness, resources and funds for Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) in honor of our son, Jackson. 

Please tag us in your photos @thejacksonwalshfoundation and use the hashtag #joggingforjackson

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