Journey for Jasper raises more than $40,000 for Isaac Foundation

Journey for Jasper – The More family hosted the fourth annual Journey for Jasper at Palmerston Lions Heritage Park on Sept. 28. In 2011, Jasper More, 10, was diagnosed with MPS, a rare syndrome that causes many tissues and organs to enlarge, become inflamed or scarred. Every year the 5km run/walk raises money for the Isaac Foundation supporting research into MPS.

This year’s event was Italian-themed as it took place two weeks prior to the More family’s trip to Naples, where Jasper will undergo a newly-developed genetic-based treatment. This year’s run drew over 300 participants and raised more than $40,000.

“We were extremely pleased with how the day turned out, despite the rain early in the morning. We are truly blessed to live in such a wonderful and supportive community,” said Pam More after the event.