Jogging For John 5K Will Raise Money For Cancer Patients

BRICK – Calling all runners, walkers, sponsors, and volunteers! Join us for the 4th Annual Jogging for John 5K on May 19 to help raise funds for local cancer patients at the Brick Township Reservoir.

This event is meant to bring the local community together in honor of Point Pleasant Beach native John J. Dooros. John was also a Vietnam veteran, a teacher in the Brick Township School System for over 37 years, and a devoted husband and father to his wife Regina and kids, James and Demetra.

John was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in 2008 and then developed lung cancer due to Agent Orange exposure during his time in Vietnam.

John was treated at Mount Sinai, Hackensack Medical Center, and Ocean Medical Center. The Jogging for John fund raiser was later created by the Ocean Medical Center Association, a local non-profit organization.

“During his fight, it felt like our family spent more time at Ocean Medical Center than anywhere else,” said his wife, Regina.

There will be prizes and refreshments donated by local businesses, and all proceeds will benefit Ocean Medical Center for the Mother Hen Fund, to support local oncology patients with various needs during treatment.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and the Kids’ Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m.

You can pre-register or donate online at runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Wall/joggingforjohn5k. Pre-registration is $25 and the Kids’ Fun Run is $10 plus a small processing fee. Race-day registration is $30 cash only and $15 for the fun run.

Donations can also be made by check to the Ocean Medical Center Association designating, “Jogging for John” to P.O. Box 904, Brick NJ 08723.

For more information, email [email protected].