A Bothell family is raising awareness about a type of cancer that can affect males as young as fifteen, an age when they might hesitate to talk about issues affecting their bodies. Nancy Balin's stepson Jaimeson was diagnosed with Stage Four testicular cancer at age fourteen, and passed away six years later, following two strenuous battles against the disease. Since then, the family has established a scholarship fund and hosts a yearly 5K run.
The Jaimeson Jones Memorial Scholarship provides college scholarships to students who have a sibling with cancer and educates about early detection of testicular cancer. The scholarship is awarded to three Northshore School District graduates offers $40,000 a year for all four years of college. The annual Family Jewels 5K is a fundraiser for the scholarship.
Family Jewels 5K
Saturday, March 10
St. Edward State Park, Kenmore
Find more information about the event here.