Run For Jane
Run For Jane
About this event
Welcome to the 11th Annual Run For Jane! This year, like everything else in 2020, we’ll look a little different as we go virtual and offer a new, unique challenge! Run For Jane is named in honor of Dr. Jane Philbrick who on September 29, 2009 received a diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She immediately started aggressive chemotherapy, but sadly died on October 15, 2009. The Run for Jane 5K began in 2010 to honor her memory. Since its inception it has raised over $300,000 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and help cure blood cancers.
Since 2017, the FDA has approved 60 new therapies to treat blood cancers. LLS has played a part in moving forward 52 of those treatments! To honor this achievement, the Run For Jane 52 Mile Challenge was created!
Click here to register (or on the yellow Register button at the top of this page) to take part in the 52 Mile Challenge throughout the entire month of September – which is also Blood Cancer Awareness month. Track your miles – walking or running and submit at the end of September to earn a one of a kind commemorative blood drop finisher medal.
You can also help raise funds for the LLS mission by sharing the fundraising webpage you’ll receive upon registration. The webpage will also allow you to fundraise through the Facebook platform.
Every participant that raises a minimum of $52 will receive a commemorative Run for Jane 52 Mile Challenge T-shirt.
For more information about Run For Jane, the St. Joseph’s/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta Series of Events or LLS, please contact Jennie.Brewster@LLS.org.