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2020 Jingle Run for Hope Race Benefits Cancer Patients

Posted on January 25, 2021

Our 2020 Jingle Run for Hope 5K Walk/Run Race looked a lot different this year. However, our community made it possible to raise money for our local cancer patients and their families. Many cancer patients need financial assistance during treatment. The patient assistance fund at Morristown Regional Cancer Center helps patients with everyday living expenses like gas cards, over the counter medications, or basic utilities. Many of our patients are out of work for the duration of treatment causing a financial strain on them and their families. The patient assistance fund provides support to patients during their time of need and allows them to focus on their recovery. In 2019, we raised $83,062 and despite the challenges, our 2020 Jingle Run race raised over $73,700!

Members of our community and even some out of towners, came together to race against cancer by participating in our virtual walk/run race. “None of our cancer patients ever planned on getting cancer. No one prepares to be unable to go to work or provide for their family,” says Gordon Lintz, President and Chief Administrative Officer at MHHS. “A cancer diagnosis is bad enough, no one should have to worry about having every day essentials needed for them or their family.” “I have always said, Morristown is a very giving community. Even in the midst of a pandemic, our community support has been overwhelming. On behalf of our patients, cancer center and hospital, we are most grateful. We also appreciate the major role the employees of Clayton Homes played in our Jingle Run success, as well as the support of Subway who has believed in and supported the vision and mission of Jingle Run from inception.”

We appreciate Subway as our hosting sponsor, as well as Clayton Homes and their employees for their contributions to this cause. Because of our sponsors, we were able to raise money for our cancer patients and their families. 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, being personally diagnosed or having a loved one diagnosed with cancer, makes it that much worse. We are so thankful for organizations in our community that despite their personal challenges, still made it possible to donate to our fund. “

“We are always so excited to host the Jingle Run for Hope 5K Walk/Run Race each year. It’s a great community event to kick off the holiday season and what a wonderful way to join together with a giving spirit to support patients and their families in our community,” says Elizabeth Essary, Development Manager for Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Foundation. “We are so proud to be a part of this community and we thank each and every person who has partnered with us to support our cancer patients here at Morristown-Regional Cancer Center. Your support makes such a positive impact in the lives of our patients and their families. We thank you.”

The race was won by Eshoun Talley of Morristown, age 38, coming in as the number one male overall winner with a time of 24:49.                                      

Male Overall Winners                                                         Female Overall Winners
Eshoun Talley                                                             Gold: Lauren Carroll
Steven Hinton                                                           Silver: Clodie Hinton
Matthew Moore                                                     Bronze: Erin Iverson


MALE DIVISIONS (Top 3)                                                     FEMALE DIVISIONS (Top 3)
0-29: Jonah D’Lugos                                                              0-29: Sarai Diaz
30-54: James Wright                                                              30-54: Lorna Wright
55-70+: Tom Parker                                                               55-70+: Beth McGhee-Folson

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:


Mama Delucia’s



Citizen Tribune

Walters State


Bethel United Methodist Church