"Jog For Jill" Set For Sunday
The fourth annual "Jog For Jill" will be held this Sunday, March 10, beginning at the Kroeber Fountain at Noon. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
Jog for Jill is a yearly fundraiser put on by Jill's Legacy and the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. The event honors Jill Costello, a former coxswain on the Cal women's crew, who passed away from lung cancer in 2010.
The 5K is open to runners, walkers, families and participants of all ages. Registration is $25 before the race, $30 on Sunday. The cost for kids ages 5-12 and seniors is $15. All participants who pre-register will receive a T-shirt. Those who register Sunday will receive T-shirts on a first-come, first-served basis.
The jog will take participants through campus and back to Kroeber Plaza, where a celebration of Jill's Legacy will take place. Cal is aiming to raise approximately $75,000 for Lung Cancer research through this event. Approximately $40-45,000 has already been raised through pre-registration.
Costello was diagnosed with lung cancer on June 6, 2009. Even with her illness, she competed in 2010 and led the Bears to the Pac-10 championship. She ended up being named Pac-10 Athlete of the Year and earned her degree in political economy.
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