Growing up as an athlete, John played football at Rutgers University and James Madison University. After Jenny’s death, John frequently turned to running and fitness to free his mind and relieve stress. John ran his first marathon in 2005 and used races as a vehicle to raise funds for BSNCF. He found that running and raising funds in Jenny’s honor was often the extra push he needed to cross the finish line.
In 2016, John qualified and represented BSNCF at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. It gave him the opportunity to visit Australia, a place that was special to his sister Jenny, creating memories and inspiring new BSNCF initiatives. John's pledge for 2017 is to take Jenny to new finish lines, running each mile to honor her and the fight of BSNCF's cancer warriors.
John has already committed to representing BSNCF at the Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach in March. In May, he will run the Eugene Half Marathon, taking Jenny to the finish line at the legendary Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. Please let us know if you would like to join John at either of these races.
You can follow John's example and launch your own fundraising campaign to support BSNCF. If you would like to leverage training and participating in athletic events, raising funds makes those miles count. Whether you swim, bike, run, walk, or play tennis, we invite you to represent BSNCF by wearing our kit and swag. If athletics isn't your thing, there are many other ways to raise money and awareness. You can create a personalized campaign to honor a friend or to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or cancerversary. You might consider making a pledge to honor someone with cancer, holding a workplace fundraiser, or hosting an event. Rally your friends, family, and co-workers to support your campaign.
Take photos and share them on social media and within your network and share why you are passionate about this cause. The more you post, the louder the buzz created. The more money we raise, the greater our ability to fund our mission.
We look forward to working with you as you take the Foundation to new places and bring smiles. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your plans and progress.
Start Your Own Fundraising Campaign
If you would like to fundraise for BSNCF, please fill out the form below. We will work with you to set up your personal fundraising site, provide a tool kit, and cheer you on as you reach your goal! Once you raise $150, we'll send you a cool BSNCF tech t-shirt!
BSNCF Kit & Swag
We are excited to be partnered with Wattie Ink. to deliver some amazing triathlon and biking kits that supporters can wear while training or racing to help promote the cause! These custom orders will be available for purchase several times a year. The webstore is now closed, but please email email@example.com to be notified when it reopens.
Along with kits we are working on bringing you some t-shirts and other BSNCF swag. More information is coming soon!