Please join us for the Run for Jude 5k!
The event is an in person (or virtual option) 5k run that will be held at St. John’s Parish Day School (9130 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043) on April 13th, 2024 from 8:30 am - 11 am.
Link for both the registration for the event and to donate: https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/EllicottCity/RunforJude5k
Please visit Instagram & Facebook under runforjude5k.
In the pool, on the volleyball court, the soccer pitch, and especially the softball field, Jude Jawhar was a competitor who loved sports and loved nearly everyone she met. That love was not dampened when, at the age of 14, she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer called Osteosarcoma.
Despite surgeries, chemotherapy, and even an above-the-knee amputation, Jude never lost sight of the dream to return to the softball field nor of her dream to become an oncology nurse practitioner. Her career goals brought her to Towson University.
Unfortunately, Jude's life was too short to accomplish all her goals; she passed away at age 18 in February 2018. In honor of Jude, please consider donating to pediatric sarcoma research led by Dr. Christine Pratilas at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Division of Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Pratilas and her laboratory are working to identify new targeted cancer therapies that improve the treatment and outcomes of kids with sarcoma.
Thank you for honoring Jude and helping kids with cancer!