Jason’s Friends Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring a Motorcycle Run & Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Clark Community Pool on Oak Ridge Road to benefit local eight-year-old Jason Condit who was diagnosed with stage four cancer.
A year ago, Jason went to the school nurse with a stomachache. The school nurse called Jason’s mother, Lois, and asked her to come to school and pick him up. Lois took Jason to their family doctor. The doctor felt something when he examined Jason and the testing began. The test results were devastating – Jason had stage four cancer in three parts of his little body: a malignant tumor on his kidney, cancer in his spine and in his bone marrow. Jason’s parents, Bill and Lois Condit, are living a parent’s worst nightmare.
Since being diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that occurs in infants and young children and starts in early nerve cells of the sympathetic nervous system, Jason has undergone numerous treatments including chemotherapy, countless operations and stem cell transplants. He has been in and out of the hospital many times, sometimes spending several months in one hospital, unable to come home. Jason is currently at home, recuperating from his last treatment at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and has a long road ahead of him.
During this most difficult time, friends of Jason’s parents, Bill and Lois, owners of the local Dairy Queen in Clark, reached out to lend their support and friendship. Through their tireless efforts and countless volunteer hours spent, Jason’s Friends Foundation, Inc. was formed to assist children and families stricken with this devastating disease raise awareness and make funds available to assist them with their mounting medical bills.
Details for the run and car show: Pre-registration for both motorcycles and cars is $15; registration the day of the show is $20. (See the registration form, above right.) Car sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.; motorcycle sign-in is from 9-11 a.m. The motorcycle run leaves at 11:15 a.m. sharp for a scenic ride through the mountains of New Jersey, returning to the Clark Community Pool at 1 p.m. for refreshments, a live band, DJ, vendors and prizes. The Mayor’s Trophy will be presented. The day’s festivities will end with a cash raffle 50/50 at 5 p.m. (winner need not be present).
All proceeds go directly to Jason’s Friends Foundation, Inc.
If you’d like more information about this event, or to register to participate, please call George Sanguiliano at 732-396-0606 or email George at firstname.lastname@example.org.