Jason Condit, the 9-year-old son of Clark Dairy Queen owners Bill and Lois, was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, and his plight has inspired the community.The story is a parent’s worst nightmare — Jason visited the school nurse one day complaining of a stomachache. His mother picked him up from school and took him to their family physician, who ordered tests. By the next day, the tests revealed the bad news: a malignant tumor on Jason’s kidney and stage 4 cancer that had spread to his spine and bone marrow. Jason has been undergoing treatment ever since.
The Condits (who also have a daughter in college) live in Springfield and have owned the Clark Dairy Queen on Westfield Avenue for more than 20 years.
During this most difficult time, friends of Jason’s parents reached out to lend their support and friendship.
They've been struggling under these harrowing circumstances, Carene Sangiuliano, a realtor at Century 21 JRS Realty in Clark and a close friend of the family, told Patch. The Sangiulianos and friends created Jason’s Friends Foundation, Inc. to assist children and families stricken with this devastating disease raise awareness and make funds available to assist them with their mounting medical bills.
For the past three years, Jason's Friends have held a motorcycle ride and car show fundraiser.
This year's event will be held Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Oak Ridge Park. It will include food, music, a beer garden, vendors, a 50/50 and more. The scenic ride through the mountains of New Jersey begins at 11:15 a.m. and returns at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-740-6378.
All proceeds benefit Jason’s Friends Foundation Inc., www.jasonsfriendsfoundation.org.