Saturday, February 6, 2010

Jenna's Jog (5K Walk/Run Race)

Will you join me in supporting Jenna? You can partipate in the walk or make a donation.
Please take a minute and read about her story.

Jenna's Jog Race Registration/Donation PDF

Jenna’s Story

Jenna received a liver transplant in 1997 when she was just 7 years old. The transplant was a success and her health had been good. She graduated from Apollo High School in the spring of 2009 and just finished her first successful semester of college at Bemidji State University. When she came home for Christmas break this December, she showed her parents 2 huge lumps on her body. Jenna was quickly admitted to the University of Minnesota Medical Center where their greatest fear became a reality and Jenna was diagnosed with Post Transplant LymphoproliferativeDisorder, a form of cancer caused by the anti-rejection medications she received following her transplant. She is currently undergoing a rigorous chemotherapy treatment for the next 6 months. The increase in doctors appointments and primary goal of keeping Jenna healthy has prevented her from going back to Bemidji for spring semester. She is currently working at Cashwise Pharmacy when she feels up to it and is taking an online class through BSU. We decided to hold this event because we want Jenna and her family to focus on getting her better without worrying about the increased financial burdens that come along with treating this disease.

Schedule of Events
9:00 am:

Registration Begins
Food, beverages, shirts on-sale
Silent Auction Begins

10:00 am:

5k run/walk starts
11:00 am:

Awards& Prizes
1:00 pm:

Jenna's Jog Website

Jenna's CaringBridge Site