Kenmore, WA, January 30, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Jaimeson Jones, of Bothell, Washington, was 14 in 2005 when he was stricken with Stage IV testicular cancer. Chemo and multiple surgeries put him into remission, and Jaimeson went on to run cross-country and track at Bothell High. By May of his freshman year at WSU in 2009, however, the cancer had returned, and Jaimeson died on October 7, 2010 at age 20.
In Jaimeson’s memory and honor, his family has established the Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship at WSU to benefit students who have had a sibling with cancer. This mission was spurred by Jaimeson’s love for learning, together with the family’s personal experience of the devastating economic consequences of cancer, which can leave little money for siblings’ college expenses. The Jaimeson Jones Memorial 5K funds this scholarship.
The trail run/walk will take place at 9:00 a.m. on March 24th at Saint Edwards State Park in Kenmore, Washington. There will be ribbons, medals, raffle prizes and homemade pie.
“Jaimeson always said that he loved to learn,” said his mother, Maureen Jones of Bothell. “He loved WSU and dearly wanted his sisters to be able to go to college, and he also knew what a toll his cancer took on the family’s finances. He would be so proud that his name is on this scholarship.”
The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit associated with the WSU Foundation.
Run registration can be found at http://www.active.com/running/kenmore-wa/3rd-annual-jaimeson-jones-memorial-5k-2013. To donate directly to the scholarship, visit give.wsu.edu, click on Search by Keyword, and type Jaimeson Jones.
Contact: Nancy Balin