Why I'm Running
After running handfuls of half marathons and marathons, and 2 ultra marathons, the common question I receive is “Why do you run? Do you really like it? Isn’t it boring?” Typically, I run for the accomplishment and to prove to myself that I can do whatever I put my mind to. But my Why for the 24 in 24 is not for the accomplishment - it goes beyond that. While yes, it is quite an accomplishment to run 24 miles in 24 hours, what is more amazing are the battles these wish kiddos have fought through, and continue to fight through, every day of their lives. My Why are these wish kiddos. My Why is to put myself in an uncomfortable state for those 24 hours (okay, and maybe those few days afterwards!) just how many wish kiddos live their lives uncomfortable. My Why is to raise money to help grant the kiddos their special wishes, and to help them feel on top of the world. My Why is to run for those who cannot or will not ever be able to run. So instead of asking me Why, I ask you, Why Not? :)
About Team Harper S.

Harper is one of the sweetest and loving 4-year-olds you will ever meet, even though she’s already been through a lot in her life. At age 2, Harper was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy, among other diagnoses. Early on, Harper showed us no one can steal her thunder- she meets every negative with a smile! Her infectious laughter and happy go lucky personality attract people of all ages. Her fighting spirit has allowed her to surpass expectations of even the most respected doctors in the medical community. Harper continues to share her happy and courageous spirit with others to raise money for ASW. We are forever grateful for the foundation and all the joy it has and will continue to bring us.

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Libby Burlingame Jenkins
4 days ago

I love your heart!!!

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Octavia Scott
5 days ago

Super proud of you!

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Dad & Vita
5 days ago

You make us very proud Jen! Keep up the great work and inspiration to others!

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Danielle Sandor
5 days ago

An amazing accomplishment and for a great cause! Good Luck 🍀

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Kelley Sega-Gerbec
5 days ago
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Fulton
24 days ago
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Jordyn Kovatch
26 days ago

A very special little girl, Jordyn, had a lemonade & hot dog stand to raise money for team Harper. This donation is from her! ❤️

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Taylor McGonigal
28 days ago

Jess, you are beautiful inside & out!

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Jess
28 days ago

You are awesome!

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Meemaa
29 days ago

❤️

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Monica Neimeier
29 days ago
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Denishia Maines
29 days ago

This is amazing .. I love it ! Way to Go Jenn :)

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Jessica Zupich
29 days ago

Good luck!

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FIL & MIL
1 month ago

Go DIL!

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denise gelofsack
1 month ago

Great job Jen, looking forward to continued support for this cause and your 3rd year : )

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Ellen Forbus
1 month ago

Thanks for your giving spirit.

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Steve Levy
1 month ago
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Wesley Gillespie
2 months ago

So proud of you Jen!!

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Kim Dawes
2 months ago
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Christine Hartog
2 months ago
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Tim Flenner
2 months ago
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Andersons Sports pub
2 months ago

Just saw what you're doing and its awesome. Much love from us at Andersons!

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Kristi Komara
2 months ago
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Jim Miale
2 months ago

Good luck Jen :)

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Russ Daniels
2 months ago

Good Luck!

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Anonymous
2 months ago

Happy 31st birthday Jen!

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Leah Albright
2 months ago
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Justin
2 months ago

Great cause Jen!

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Danny
2 months ago
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Jen Freeman
2 months ago
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Chelsea Kane
2 months ago
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Cheryl-Ann Madsen
2 months ago

Go Jen

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3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Barbara Keim
3 months ago
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Sarah Bass and Family
3 months ago

Awesome! What a great cause. Thank you for sharing

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Kim Rogish
3 months ago

Good luck! :)

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Jordan
3 months ago
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Jackson Doerr
3 months ago

Love you, Auntie!

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James Doerr
3 months ago

Love you, Auntie!

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Betsy Lehtonen
3 months ago

This is such an awesome run you are doing for those in need .. Good Luck Jennifer !!!

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