‘Jogging for Jack’ mom runs for support
This inspiring local mom is taking part in marathons for her son.
Inspiring local mom Sarah and her husband Doug have taken to running in order to raise both awareness (and funds) to help pay for their son’s recovery. In July 2013, Sarah will participate in her first marathon as part of her “Jogging for Jack” initiative in the Knysna Forest Marathon.

Who is Jack?

According to Jack’s story as shared by Sarah:

“5-year-old Jack has been fighting for just over a year to reclaim his life after contracting viral encephalitis - a viral infection in the brain with the highest mortality rate of any virus.

Intensive and diverse therapy and sheer determination have seen Jack make incredible progress from the infant he was reduced to, but when compared with a normal 5-year old he still has a long way to go. He is now half-way through the all-important 2-year recovery window period.”

Jack’s treatment and recovery programme have incurred large costs, which is why his mom decided to take to the fundraising road in order to keep up with his care and recovery.

Here’s what will be happening this weekend at the Knysna Forest Marathon:

“In support of Jack’s strength, courage and fighting spirit, his mum and a team of other runners touched by his fight and his family’s story will be Jogging for Jack in the Knysna Forest full and half marathons on the 6th July 2013.

Please support our run to get Jack running again.

5% of funds raised will be donated to the charitable association SARDA who offer therapeutic and recreational horse riding for the disabled. 80% of riders are from previously disadvantaged families.”

How to donate

Check out the Jogging for Jack Facebook page for more details about this inspiring story and more on how to donate.

Jogging for Jack

How else can you help?

Please spread the word by Liking, Tweeting, Retweeting or Posting campaign info.


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