As we were unaware of the state’s guidelines until recently, this unfortunately didn’t seem to be enough time to coordinate, fundraise, and prepare for our usual in-person event. However, because last year’s virtual Run for Jess was so successful we decided to continue with this format for another year.
This year’s 8th Annual VIRTUAL Run for Jess will take place over Labor Day Weekend 2021! Join us by running and/or walking anytime between Friday, September 3 – Monday, September 6. This will be an unofficial 5k run/1 mile walk where you can participate on your own time and in your own neighborhoods (or favorite indoor/outdoor course). Be sure to follow the JCTMF on Facebook and Instagram to see updates from our fund and more details about Run for Jess. Registered runners and walkers will have the chance to win some fun raffle prizes throughout Labor Day weekend and during Jessica’s birthday week (7/25-7/31)!
Race registration is completely FREE!! Sign up today by filling out our online registration form.
Click here to register!
**Please note, If you are able to make a $20 or more donation to the JCTMF on your registration form you’ll get a FREE Virtual Run for Jess t-shirt!! (T-shirt deadline will be early August, check our website and Facebook page for more details.)
As you know, the JCTMF was created to keep Jessica’s name and memory alive. With Jess in mind we strive to make a difference in the battle with breast cancer in hopes that one day there will be a cure. In response to our most recent annual gift we were thrilled to hear from Jessica’s Oncologist at Mass General Hospital. She has expressed her appreciation for our gifts to the MGH Breast Cancer Center. Our donations are directly supporting clinical trials for patients with metastatic breast cancer. In Dr. Kuter’s words…“I will never forget Jessica and what she went through, and remembering her suffering spurs us on to keep searching for new solutions.” So, on behalf of our JCTMF we THANK YOU for continuing to support our fund!
In addition, this past year we distributed our yearly high school scholarship, provided assistance to the local community, including food pantries, and made smaller contributions to those in need.
Donations to the JCTMF are greatly appreciated and can be made online via our Run for Jess registration page or by visiting jessicathurstonmemorialfund.org/donations. Checks can also be made out to Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund and mailied to 54 Forest Trail, East Bridgewater, MA 02333.
We are beyond grateful for YOU and your continued support of the Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund. Thank you, once again, for joining us in the fight against breast cancer. Enjoy the summer with your families, friends and loved ones. We hope to see you all *virtually* in September!
This initiative is a registered Mass General Community Fundraiser. Mass General does not enter into direct sponsorship of this effort, provide any financial support, or assume any liability for its conduct. If you have any questions, please contact the Mass General Community Fundraising Team.