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10th Annual Family Jewels PIE-K
5K, 1 Mile, Other
Sat, Mar 14, 2020
10th Annual Family Jewels Pie-K - 5K trail run
10th annual Family Jewels Pie-K - 1 Mile Walk (not timed)
10th annual Family Jewels Pie-K - 0K Sit & Eat Pie (not timed)
About This Activity
5K trail run, 1-mile trail walk, or 0K Sit and Eat Pie! Whaaat? PIE, YOU SAY???? Yes! Every registrant receives a personal-sized pie, AND YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO MOVE - just choose to register for the 0K! Plus, we are the Only5KWithaPieTable. Come and ENJOY! Start gun goes off at 9:00 a.m., but check-in and onsite registration will start at 7:30!
The Family Jewels PIE-K funds the Family Jewels Foundation, which #SavesGuysLives by teaching early detection of testicular cancer, AND the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship, which gives scholarships to local families who have endured childhood cancer and currently is helping three local kids with college tuition, for four years each.
JOIN US! Get pie + do good.
Bring your friends, family, kids, co-workers, clients and colleagues to bring awareness to early detection of testicular cancer in a family-oriented fun run, walk, or sit-down. Bring a team! There are graduated discounts, depending upon how large your team is. Bring your business! If you register a team of at least 10 people (think clients! staff! patients! vendors!), you can set up a booth or pop-up at the event, free of charge! See you there on March 14 at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore!
*About testicular cancer*
Testicular cancer is the #1 solid organ cancer in people between 15 and 44, and it is 95% curable IF it is caught early. Because he was embarrassed about the pain and swelling in his testicle and did not realize that these 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. When his cancer recurred at age 19, Jaimeson ran out of treatment options, and he died at 20. 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. The Family Jewels Foundation's scholarship, the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship, was inspired by Jaimeson himself, who bequeathed his college savings to his sisters. Besides supporting local families who have endured childhood cancer, the Family Jewels Foundation #SavesGuysLives by educating about testicular health, in a funny, approachable way.
The Family Jewels Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) with EIN 80-0905365.