The Jennifer Leigh Wells Moonlight Walk/Run for Meningitis Research
WHEN: The 2014 race is complete. Check back often for updates of the next event.
PURPOSE: Two-mile remembrance walk/run for Jennifer L. Wells, Charlottesville native and 4th year UVA student who died September 10, 2006 from meningococcal meningitis. This event will be both a fun celebration of Jennifer’s life and an educational event to promote meningitis awareness and prevention. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospital and Research Institute at Oakland for continued meningitis research.
WHERE: Monticello High School Track, 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville, Virginia
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All Ages! (Sorry, no pets allowed.)
AWARDS: Great prizes for overall and age group winners! In addition, all who register will be entered in drawing for numerous prizes. Must be present to win.
Registration Fee: All proceeds of the event will go to Children’s Hospital and Research Institute at Oakland (CHORI), a non-profit organization, for B-strain meningitis vaccination research.
Who was Jennifer Leigh Wells? Jennifer Leigh Wells was born September 3, 1985 and grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. She graduated from Monticello High School in 2003 and was a fourth year student on the Dean’s List, pursuing a degree in Psychology at the University of Virginia at the time of her death September 10, 2006 due to meningococcal meningitis (group-B). She was a gentle and kind person who loved all creatures, particularly horses, and was an avid rider competing and winning numerous state and national level saddle bred competitions. She volunteered her time at the SPCA, at an after school program at Cale Elementary school, and was an inspiration to her friends and family. Her gentle demeanor and beautiful smile positively affected everyone who met her and she will be forever loved and missed!
Still have questions about the event? Call Ragged Mountain Running Shop at 293-3367.
Can’t make the event? Please consider making a donation instead. Make checks payable to “The JLW Walk/Run for Meningitis Research” and drop off or mail to the Ragged Mountain Running Shop, 3 Elliewood Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903.