This year's Run for Jim event will be held on Sunday, May 9th at the Collins Perley Sport & Fitness Center: Route 104, St. Albans, VT. STARC has helped provide radio communications for this event for the last several years, and is looking for volunteers to help out with this year's event. The entire “run” typically lasts 2 hours or less, making this an easy event for any ARO's to help out with. If you are interested in assisting with this event, please contact Arn Benjamin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a write-up on the significance of this event:
The Run for Jim Memorial Fund was established in memory of Jimmy Bashaw who died at the age of 45 from brain cancer. Jimmy was a teacher and longtime girlâ€™s basketball coach at Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans. Jimmyâ€™s family and friends wish to remember him by continuing his kind and charitable ways by helping others in their time of need. The proceeds of this event are used to aid residents of Franklin and Grand Isle counties with expenses related to catastrophic illnesses. These awards are distributed through the Jim Bashaw Memorial Fund at the Northwestern Medical Center. The Jim Bashaw fund has distributed over $475,000 since 2001.
Originally posted by Jason Garneau – STARC President on 2019-04-06