Smarties, the Go Jen Go Foundation is near and dear to our hearts and we stand by them as they set out to raise funds to help women in the Charlotte area undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Read on to find out how you can support them at their upcoming 5K event next month!
Go Jen Go was founded by Joe & Jen Pagani, a Charlotte mom who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2014. Her legacy continues as we help cover the day-to-day finances so families can focus on their fight against breast cancer. The funds help cover household expenses including housing, utilities, transportation, and groceries/necessities. Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up soon and you can help!
The 11th Annual Run Jen Run 5K and Festival will take place at the beautiful Symphony Park in SouthPark on Feb. 25. All proceeds benefit the Go Jen Go Foundation, a non-profit organization providing hope and critical support to families in the greater Charlotte area who are facing the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis.
Last year, Go Jen Go distributed more than $189,000 in financial assistance to 298 local breast cancer patients. This event is their primary fundraiser and enables Go Jen Go to help patients right when they need it most.
How You Can Make An Impact
Register to run (or walk!) at our in-person event which is Feb. 25 at Symphony Park. Your participation helps raise critical funds for our Grants program helping local breast cancer patients.
In addition to the race, we have a festival afterward with music, a Kids Fun Zone full of games, bounce houses, and fun! We will have adult beverages (for those 21 years or older), local food vendors, and community-driven sponsors showcasing their businesses.
Create A Team
Ask your family, friends, and co-workers to join you by creating a team! Awards will be presented to the Largest Team and Top Fundraising Team on Race Day.
Donations make a huge impact! With your financial support, we can assist all of the eligible breast cancer patients as soon as they need it! Click here to donate, or you have the choice to donate to a participant of the event.
Survivors & Thrivers
Breast cancer survivors and thrivers will receive VIP treatment in the Novant Health Survivor/Thriver Corner. This area is dedicated to celebrating them and gives them a space to relax, feel supported and connect with one another.
Jen’s Garden of Hope
Jen’s Garden of Hope is where you can see Signs of Hope purchased in memory of or in honor of loved ones who are battling breast cancer, are in remission, and those who have passed away. You can purchase Signs of Hope to be part of the garden and take your sign with you after the race.
Volunteers are needed for Parking, Packet Pickup, Merchandise, Kids Fun Zone, and more. Click here to register!