The Family Jewels 5K is an annual trail run/walk in memory of our son, Bothell XC runner Jaimeson Jones. Jaimeson died on October 7, 2010 at the age of 20, of testicular cancer. Join others to bring awareness to testicular cancer in a family-oriented fun run, walk, or stroll. We’re the only 5k with a pie table!
Testicular cancer is the #1 cancer of men between 15 and 35, and it is 95% curable IF it is caught early. Because he did not realize that his symptoms indicated cancer, Jaimeson did not alert his family to his pain and swelling for over a year, and his cancer was diagnosed late – at Stage IV.
Caring for a child with cancer devastates a family not only emotionally but financially. In our case, one of the many financial consequences was insufficient funds to pay for Jaimeson’s younger sisters to attend college.
Our scholarship mission was inspired by Jaimeson himself, who bequeathed his college savings to his sisters. The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship is a registered 501(c)3).