Join Us for the 5th Annual Jamie's Run Event
5K Race - Charity Walk - Kids' Fun Run
Over $100,000 Raised Since 2010!
We've raised over $100,000 for Connecticut Children's thanks to you! The 5K run is USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified. Families will enjoy a pre and post-race celebration with refreshments, kid's activities, and music from Sunshine Entertainment and live music, free food & inflatables. It's more than just a race, it's an EVENT! The course runs through the quaint village of Old Wethersfield, passing historic homes and landmarks.
For an Angel...
Strength, vibrancy, smiles, and unwavering love. This event celebrates the life of Jamie Lynne Knotts who died in January 2010 of a rare type of liver tumor at the age of 5 ½ months. She is our angel. This race not only honors Jamie, but also the doctors, nurses, and staff at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center who are living angels to the children and families who are currently struggling with cancer and blood disorders. The proceeds of the race will help fund the clinical trials program, child life in hematology/oncology, and the family assistance fund, continuing our quest to build a cure and ease the financial and emotional burdens of children and families fighting these terrible diseases.
When you go to the Children's Hospital and find out your 11 week old baby has cancer and a 5% chance of survival, it doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter what you have, how much money, status, cars, toys or ego. You are stripped of everything. Nothing else matters. You are at the mercy of the people who are taking care of you. If you're as lucky as us, you have a strong faith, loving parents to rely on, and a network of friends and family who rush to your aid and never leave. If you're not as lucky as us, all you have is the staff at Connecticut Children's. Luckily they are the most amazing people you'll meet.
Your participation will ensure a brighter future for children all over Connecticut, who come to Connecticut Children's for state-of-the-art care, while the race for the cure for many forms of cancer and blood disorders continues. The proceeds equally support the Cancer Clinical Trials Program, which helps to offer the latest advancements in treatment, and the Family Support Fund, because the last thing a parent needs to worry when their child is diagnosed with cancer is how to pay the bills. Last year alone, this donation supported the more than 125 clinical trials available for children diagnosed with cancer at Connecticut Children’s as one of the largest enrollment centers in the country. Additionally, countless families were assisted with basic needs such as heat, rent, food and clothing. And sadly, three children lost their battle with cancer and their families needed help with funeral expenses.
Because if it was a fair fight, she would have won...