MILES FOR MATTHEW 5K
MAY 9, 2020
IN MEMORY OF MATTHEW JESTER
Benefiting Type 1 Diabetes Research with JDRF of Greater Cincinnati
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This 5K run/walk was created to honor the memory of 8 year-old Matthew Jester. Matthew was a bright little boy who loved to draw, build legos, play soccer and spending time with his friends, siblings and family. He had a special bond with his twin brother Nathan and little brother Ryan. They were best buds and brothers! His older sister was like a little mommy taking care of all of her siblings but especially Matthew's needs. When Matthew was entering preschool, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was a huge change for everyone in the family but Matthew embraced his special need and even kept track of what he ate and was very aware of when he felt like his sugar was low. Matthew was very active and loved to play outside with his brothers and had many friends on and off the soccer field. September 17, 2013 was the day that our lives changed. Matthew became our Angel that Tuesday morning...
Matthew's father, Keith Jester was the "rock" of the family. He was a wonderful, husband, father, son, brother and friend! His family and friends always came first. He loved life and enjoyed his job. On February 27, 2014 Keith was working his job as a Duke Energy Lineman and was involved in a fatal work accident.
The planning for this the original race started in October of 2013 as the Miles for Matthew 5K. When Keith passed away, his daughter and sister-in-law wanted to honor both Matthew and Keith but it was Keith's wish for this race was to honor Matthew. Because of this wish, we have gone back to the original race name...Miles for Matthew.
Please join us in honoring the memory of our precious Matthew while raising awareness for Type 1 Diabetes Research.
Special thanks to Micky Geier and the Ross Local School students who help with this 5K.
Thank you for your love, support and prayers!
Thank you to OUR 2019 Sponsors: