The following is a press release from The Paul Jackson Fund:
The Paul Jackson 5K * 2 Mile Walk * Kids Fun Run will be held on Saturday, September 21st at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.
The Paul Jackson Fund, started 22 years ago in Westfield, assists families who are in a financial crisis because of a long term illness or disability. The Fund was created to help Paul (WHS ’79) when he became paralyzed as a result of a surgery to remove a spinal cord tumor. When Paul no longer needed the financial assistance, he began to help other families in need. Over the years The Paul Jackson Fund has assisted hundreds of families who found themselves in dire situations. After a courageous battle with cancer, Paul passed away in 2009. His wish was for the work of The Fund to continue.
The upcoming event will include a 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and a Kids Fun Run. Registration begins at 8AM. Start times are: 5K Run at 9:30, 2 Mile Walk at 9:45 and the Kids Fun Run (ages 2-11) at 10:30. The course is entirely within the park on paved paths. Mile clocks and water stops are provided. The Paul Jackson 5K is a certified USATF race. The 2 Mile Walk is wheelchair friendly.
The entry fee for the Run and Walk is $23, (USATF $20) by September 16th. After 9/16, the fee will be $25. Registration is also open the day of the race. The fee for the Kids Fun Run is $9. All participants raising $100 or more will run/walk for free. You may register online at www.RaceForum.com/pauljackson
All pre-registrants will receive a tee shirt and goody bag. Prizes will be awarded to the winners: overall and by age groups. All children participating in the Kids Fun Run will receive Finisher Ribbons. This fun filled community event will include refreshments, DJ, random prizes and kids’ activities.
Please join us! We welcome individuals, groups and teams. We also encourage your support at this annual fundraising event by creating a FirstGiving page – which would allow you to seek donations online in support of The Paul Jackson Fund. Please visit: www.firstgiving.com/pauljacksonfund . Prizes will be awarded to those raising different levels of support.
For more information about this event, to learn more about The Paul Jackson Fund, or to make a donation, please visit us at: www.pauljacksonfund.org or call us at: (908) 233-6110