Welcome to the iRun For Jonah 5K Run/Walk!
Pickerington High School Central Student Leadership Committee, combination of Renaissance, Student Council, Sunny Side Up, NHS, Club Hope, and Key Club, is planning the Seventh Annual iRun for Jonah 5K Walk/Run to benefit Sylvia Van Vliet and family on May 15, 2016. The race will be held at Pickerington Central at 2pm. Registration will begin there at 10 am or you may register online.
T-shirts and registration will be available online for presale. Details to come
Children under the age of 5 may participate at no cost. T-Shirts may be ordered through the registration/donation page
This event was originally put together in the spring of 2010 to assist the family of Jonah Hoser (then a 6th grade student at Diley Middle School) to defray the expenses of a prolonged stay in the Cardiac ICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Based on the success of the original event, the school leadership along with the mutual agreement of the Hoser family has decided to continue this event annually in Jonah’s memory. A new family will be selected each year to be the benefactor.
About SylviaSylvia Van Vliet is a Freshman at Pickerington Central High School. At age 14, just two weeks into High School, she visited the doctor for what We thought to be a minor ailment. She was referred to the emergency room and less than 24 hours later, she was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer. Since then, she has undergone two major surgeries and numerous minor surgeries.
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Who is Jonah Hoser?Jonah Hoser was born with a severe congenital heart defect that required multiple open heart surgeries and eventually landed him on the transplant list at age 2. A week after his 4th birthday, Jonah received the Gift of Life of a new heart.
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