Meet Your Ambassadors
We are so grateful for our community members serving as ambassadors to share the story of the Go Jen Go Foundation and bring the community together on March 9! Be sure to follow them on social media to see the great things they are doing in the community and supporting Go Jen Go!
KRYSTA HUBER | PERSONAL TRAINER & HUSTLE HOUSE
PROFESSION: Certified Personal Trainer and Trainer at Hustle House
Why I am a Run Jen Run Ambassador: Being a part of something that encourages people to move and be active--for such an important cause--is something I'd go above and beyond to support! What I admire most about Go Jen Go is the organization's dedication to the families it supports. I can only imagine the relief these families feel knowing that several needs and services, all of which most of us take for granted, are taken care of in such a trying time.
Favorite Part of the Race Last Year:
Running alongside the race teams and participants. It's simply heartwarming to know that even though we all recognize the limitations for someone with cancer or another illness or disease, those suffering don't want to be treated differently. Seeing those special individuals literally push the runners who physically couldn't run, but wanted to be a part of the experience, was just incredible to witness. It's an act of support and strength like no other.
Describe Run Jen Run Race Day:
Run Jen Run Race Day is truly a feel-good family event. I'm not much of a runner, but the positivity of the environment is just so inviting and welcoming. I think it's a wonderful reminder that exercise isn't a punishment for what we want our bodies to do, or how we want to look. Rather, it's a celebration of what we're capable of: there are people who aren't so lucky to do the things we take for granted each day.
Follow her on Instagram: @kh_fitnessfix
MALENA DIEGO | BANK SPECIALIST
BIO: I am a girl that loves a good laugh, a good challenge and good company. I have come to enjoy running and anything fitness related (triathlon, strength training, running, you name it)! I love my Omega Nation running group and Camp Gladiator group. I love being around people and helping others reach their goals. You can find me smiling, laughing and just cheering people on in all aspects of life.
Why I am an Ambassador: I love being able to give back to an organization that is serving so many in our community, one that keeps it local. I also love that I can connect my love for running to giving back to my community.
LAURA HASTINGS | REGISTERED NURSE
BIO: I’m a former college swimmer, mom to 2 great kids and wife. I started running 5 years ago with a group of friends have run over 16 half marathon and just finished my first marathon. I am passionate about sports, health and wellness and helping others.
Why I am an Ambassador: I am an ambassador because I truly am passionate about helping others. I will give it 110% like I do everything else. It means helping others and finding a cure. Have had a couple of close friends affected with breast cancer. I believe it’s important to always spread the word and raise money. Running for a great cause also is teaching my 11-year-old daughter many lessons.
Follow her on Instagram: @Megsjake
LYNDSAY BONK | BUYER & ACCOUNTANT
BIO: I’m an accountant/buyer and a mom to two wonderful little girls. I am all things fitness and love running! I just completed the Chicago marathon this year! I love my running groups and love welcoming new people to our running groups.
Why I am an Ambassador: I love when I can bring my love for running together to help my community. I have been running the Run Jen Run 5K for many years and believe in the mission and see the great work they do in the community. I am honored to be able to tell others about this race and have them learn about an organization that is impacting our local community!
What I love about race day: I love the energy that surrounds race day. It is more than just a race for participants. It is family friendly, survivors are recognized, and you end up staying and hanging out after you finish running, walking, skipping or dancing through the race course.
TIM MCBRIDE | RETIRED
BIO: A runner who supports many organizations. I have a running streak of over 8 years. I use running to help fundraise for various organizations and spread awareness.
Why I am an Ambassador: I hate cancer. The day I found out my nephew’s wife (Jennifer) had breast cancer I also heard about Run Jen Run. I have run the race every year since then.
Follow him on Instagram: @TIMMCBEAST
SARAH DEAN | SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
BIO: Hi there! My name is Sarah Dean. I am from Cameron, WV and have lived in Rock Hill, SC for 13 years. I am happily married to my husband, Andrew. We have two kids - Lilley (8) and Luke (5). I have been a school psychologist in South Carolina schools for the past 10 years. I started running in 2009 to get in better shape and to challenge myself. Running has now evolved into a way for me to take charge of my mental health and also as a social outlet.
Why I am an Ambassador: I am a Run Jen Run Ambassador because I believe in the mission of Go Jen Go. I wanted to join this amazing organization to help women and their families who are dealing with breast cancer. I know firsthand how organizations like Go Jen Go can help families in need. In 2015 (on my son's 2nd birthday), I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I was able to fight this disease with the help of an amazing medical team, family and friends, and the support of organizations like Go Jen Go. The support of others helped me get through the emotional stress, physical side effects, and financial burdens of the treatments I needed.
A Favorite Memory from Race Day: I was truly inspired by all of the fellow survivors and the community of support at this event.