Strength for the Climb

My blog is a personal journey of the blessings I have been entrusted with and the strength I have been given to make the climb. I invite you to follow along as I write about faith, family, and Down syndrome.

Jogging for Jack 2016

It's that time again...for you to join our JOGGING for JACK team and CELEBRATE the positive impact Jack has had on our lives, the amazing free programs offered by GiGi's Playhouse, the ways Jack's Basket has impacted new families, and honor people with Down syndrome by participating in Cody's Dash which includes a 5K, 1 mile, and Kids Dash on June 11th!  It's a fun morning in the park with tons of fun including food trucks, family activities, live music, and more!  It's always such a wonderful time for our family and it means so much to have people come out and support us in this way!  THANK YOU!!!  

Check out a few of the pictures from last year (didn't get a chance to get a picture of all of our team members but here are a few)!  We would LOVE to have you join us (again) this year!  I promise you, you will have a blast! 

To register for our team, Jogging for Jack, click on the following link: http://gigisplayhouse.donorpages.com/Race2016TwinCities5K/JoggingforJack/

When you're ready, please click the 'Join this Team' button to sign-up. If you can't attend the event, please consider supporting our team with a donation on our page. Jack's Basket has a wonderful partnership with GiGi's Playhouse-Twin Cities which allows all donations to the basket to be tax-deductible!  We are grateful to work together and truly appreciate the ability to support new families!  

*A fun incentive this year is that the top 3 fundraisers receives a tent to set up for their team!  Let's make that happen for our team and look for our sign!!!! (Thanks Katie B for the awesome Jack's Basket sign! :)  

Here are the details...

THE RACE IS AT: 

CENTRAL PARK (***NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR) 

101 16th Avenue S, Hopkins, MN

 

Also, we have another logo option for Jack's team this year and if you are interested in buying one you can email joggingforjack@gmail.com and let me know the size you would like.  Women's, men's, and kid's sizes are available.  They are are $15, tri-blend track shirts, and the description says that they are pre-shrunk.  You can find more info about the shirt at the following links.  Men's Shirt description.  Women's shirt description. The deadline for the shirts is Wednesday, May 18th!  You certainly do not need a shirt to join us!  

Last year we had members of Jack's team that couldn't join us in MN but they celebrated Jack wherever they were!  Check out some of Jack's family in Tennessee!  These shirts were purchased by Jack's late Great Uncle Charlie (Nana's brother).  He had called me a few weeks before he passed away and shared how Jack's life had impacted him through reading the blog and he wanted his family to have a Jack shirt, and let me tell you it's a BIG family and we love each and everyone of them!  My eyes fill with tears thinking about my family wearing these shirts in honor of Uncle Charlie and Jack!  Thank you for all that came out and supported us near and far! 

Here is a picture of a few of the Bengals that came out for a fun morning!  

Will you join us this year?  Come join the fun!

On behalf of the thousands of children and families served by GiGi's Playhouse: thank you so much for your support. We are grateful for you all and hope we can see you all there on June 11th!