Every year, the Cherry Hill community and greater South Jersey area honor fallen soldier Jeremy Kane. From Cherry Hill, NJ, Kane was a member of the Marine Corps Reserves who was killed in action in Afghanistan on January 23, 2010. Kane was attending Rutgers-Camden University when he was activated for duty.
The 6th Annual Jeremy Kane Memorial Run, which was organized to honor Kane’s service and memory, is slated for Sunday, May 31 at Cherry Hill East High School on Kresson Road. Registration begins at 7 am, with the race following at 8 am.
How Can You Honor Jeremy?
Run/Walk: For the event, you can choose to participate by running or walking the 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) to celebrate the life of this brave young man. Water and refreshments will be provided as part of the event, and emergency medical services will be available. Awards will be given to the top female, male, and overall finishers, and medallions will be given to the top three in the following categories: Under 14, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 to 59, 60 to 69, and over 70.
Scholarship: Rutgers University also has set up a scholarship to help student veterans. Each participant has a sponsor and the money raised goes to a support this scholarship at Rutgers University in Kane’s name.
How Can I Get Involved, Help, and/or Register?
Registration for the 6th Annual Jeremy Kane Memorial Run costs $20 per person. You can register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/CherryHill/3rdAnnualJeremyKaneBenefitRun.
To contribute to the scholarship directly without registering for the run/walk, visit the Rutgers University Foundation donation pages at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/896/Foundation/hybrid/oneCol.aspx?sid=896&gid=1&pgid=2138&bledit=1&dids=605. Or you may mail a check or money order directly to the Director of Veterans Affairs, c/o Fred Davis (Director), 326 Penn Street, Room 301,
Camden, NJ 08102-1405. You can also contact this office about your business becoming a sponsor for the event.
This run honors a brave young man who gave his life in the service of his country. Please join the Student Veterans of Rutgers University and the Cherry Hill community for an event that will stay with you for a lifetime. Jeremy Kane is gone but never forgotten. Help us continue his legacy.