Adam-12 Boardman, a longtime nationally-heard radio broadcaster and podcaster (and newly-minted Charlottean!), will be helping out the Move For Jenn Foundation by running through the woods this winter! The further he goes, the more money we can raise for the cause! Please consider making a pledge for this great event and cause. Thank you!
The whole Andrews crew got to talk about their upcoming 5K race on Good Day Charlotte! Are you signed up for the Pajamas All Day 5K to raise funds to fight sarcoma and help cancer amputees get active again? If not, sign up today! Did we mention that amputees RUN FOR FREE?
Being a 2-time cancer survivor and an amputee is not always about empowering posts, challenging myself, smiles and running blades. Honestly, writing out that sentence doesn’t seem real. How can that actually be a description of my life? There are parts of this process that are still really hard.
Since being thrown into the world of amputation and prosthetics in 2018, I have learned so much and have met so many amazing amputees along the way. I wanted to use my story to make a difference. Prior to my amputation, I didn’t know a single person who had been through an amputation. My journey wasn’t easy, but no one said it would be.
I was diagnosed in 1990 at the age of 12, I was in 6th grade. My diagnosis was osteosarcoma of my lower femur bone. I was given a 50/50 chance of survival and was placed on a clinical trial of high dose chemotherapy for 2 months, then surgery to remove ⅔ of my femur bone, then another year plus of chemotherapy.
The Move For Jenn Foundation is lucky to have the support from a number of sponsors for our upcoming first annual Pajamas All Day 5K eventthat will be hosted on November 2nd, 2019. We’d like to highlightLincoln Financial Groupfor their generous contribution of becoming our Title Sponsor. They have been a pleasure to partner with for this event, and love giving back to the community.
A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing experience and takes us on a journey. Everyone’s journey has a unique story, and there really isn’t any “right” way to face cancer. For this month’s featured Sarcoma Survivor story, we chose to highlight Lauren Harback from Johnson City, TN. The Move For Jenn Foundation recently issued a grant to Lauren which included a running blade, knee, and socket.
I was diagnosed with cancer on my 31st birthday. At first, I was shocked, but then I started to think about my family. My husband and I have only been married a short time and I knew I wanted to celebrate many more anniversaries with him. We also have a 5-year-old daughter who has so many things to experience that I want to be a part of.
We are grateful to have Vacations To Go as our Title Sponsor for our first annual Pajamas All Day 5K event that will be hosted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019. Find out how their organization loves to give back to the community both locally and globally.
In honor of July being sarcoma cancer research awareness month, The Move For Jenn Foundation co-hosted the “Light The Night for Sarcoma” event with The Paula Takacs Foundation for Sarcoma Research. This event was a free event that brought in 141 people!