CRSS Race for Hope Profile: Jessica Thompson, Runner and JV Voorheesville Volleyball Coach

“Last year we wore shirts decorated by one of her friends Lori. It has Daryl’s name on the front and Farley’s Friends on the back. You can see it in the photo above!! (I put it on backwards to see the logo better)”

Name: Jessica Thompson Age: 25 Hometown: Voorheesville, NY Team name: Farley’s Friends CRSS Race for Hope participant since: 2009 1) What is your connection to the Capital region? Born and raised! 2) Who or what is the inspiration behind your participation? My aunt, Daryl Farley, is my inspiration for the race. We found about the race while she was in the hospital fighting lung cancer and joined a team for one of her teacher friends who was racing for their father. Since that year, my family and many of her friends who taught with her at Westmere Elementary in Guilderland get together and walk/run the race in her memory every year. Last year we wore shirts decorated by one of her friends Lori. It has Daryl’s name on the front and Farley’s Friends on the back. You can see it in the photo above!! (I put it on backwards to see the logo better) 3) What song gets you moving on race day? Since I went to school for music, almost anything will psych me up for the race. My iPod has everything from Bach to B.o.B 4) Any advice for a new CRSS Race for Hope participant? Have fun!! I meet new people every year and hearing the stories behind each team is amazing. 5) You turn the last corner and the finish line is in view, the best reward you could find waiting for you is Every year, our team crosses the finish line together holding hands. I love how it shows that no matter what you face you never have to do it alone.

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About CRSS Race for Hope

Since 2009, the Capital Region Special Surgery Race for Hope events have raised over $200,000, of which all monies have been dedicated to fundraising, since overhead costs are underwritten by Capital Region Special Surgery. This year's 5K will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The major goal of the Capital Region Special Surgery – Race for Hope Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, is to make grants to not-for-profit organizations/programs serving uninsured and underinsured patients who are experiencing a financial hardship related to a brain, head, or neck cancer diagnosis in the Capital Region (Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington counties). Thus far, these proceeds have been allocated to the following local 501c3 organizations: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., Saratoga Hospital—Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, and patient services at St. Peter’s Cancer Care Center.
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One Response to CRSS Race for Hope Profile: Jessica Thompson, Runner and JV Voorheesville Volleyball Coach

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