Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation 5K and Family Fun Day returns to Arlington (Good Morning Washington)

November 12, 2019 by Good Morning Washington

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Jennifer Bush-Lawson was a woman who made it her mission to help mothers with complicated pregnancies after battling issues during her pregnancies. Sadly, the wife and mother of three’s work was cut short in 2014 — but her mission lives on. Saturday is the 5th annual Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation 5K and Family Fun Day in Arlington. Neal Lawson and Jennifer Myers shared details on the event.

Full video: https://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/jennifer-bush-lawson-foundation-5k-and-family-fun-day-returns-to-arlington

17 Things To Do In November (Arlington Magazine)

October 28, 2019 by Eliza Berkon

Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K & Family Fun Day

When: Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington

This fifth annual fundraiser includes a certified 5K course (open to adults and youth) and kids’ fun run, plus moon bounces, laser tag, a rock-climbing wall, balloon animals, face painting and more. Proceeds support pediatric and maternal health care services for economically vulnerable women and their infants. $22.50-$45.

Full story: https://www.arlingtonmagazine.com/17-things-to-do-in-november/3/

Pace the Nation: Episode 174

At 1:18:30, host Chris Farley talks about dancing to raise funds for the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation at the DC’s Dancing Stars Gala, what it’s like getting roasted by gala judges Sean Spicer, Chelsie Hightower and Monte Durham, and the Jennifer Bush-Lawson 5K.

More: https://www.runpacers.com/podcast/episodes/episode-174-state-champs-chris-pellegrini/

DC’s Dancing Stars Gala nets more than $1.3 million for local charities (Fairfax County Times)

By Times Staff | Nov 13, 2018

On Nov. 10, the fifth annual DC’s Dancing Stars Gala netted more than $250,000 for local charities, bringing the event’s 5-year total to $1.3 million. The event was hosted by co-founders and co-chairs Maria Coakley David and Jim David at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner and featured seven local Celebrities, four Corporate Challenge Dancers and one Alumni Dancer who have spent the past several months training for Saturday night’s performance. The winner of the Mirror Ball Trophy and $10,000 for her charity was Dr. Irma Becerra, President of Marymount University who raised more than $55,000 in cash and sponsorships. Her $10,000 winnings will go to the new Majella Berg Internship fund to help Marymount students who take on valuable unpaid Internships.

Director of Preconstruction Services at Branch & Associates and Chair of Associated Builders and Contractors, George Nash was the runner-up winning $5,000 for his charity, Youth for Tomorrow. Chris Farley, Owner of Pacers Running, was the winner of the Corporate Challenge, winning $10,000 for the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation. The Corporate Challenge winner was determined in the same way as the overall winner: 60% Judges Scores and 40% Funds Raised. Farley raised over $60,000 in cash and in sponsorships. …

Full story: http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/dc-s-dancing-stars-gala-nets-more-than-million-for/article_56e5b6f8-e797-11e8-b3dd-af54bd2879ca.html

8 Fun Things To Do In November (Arlington Magazine)

November 4, 2018 by Holly Rhue

5. Run and play at the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation 5K & Family Fun Day.

The fourth annual 5K & Family Fun Day, honoring the late Jennifer Bush-Lawson, kicks off with a certified 5K course (open to adults and youth), followed by a festival with music, moon bounces, obstacles courses, food trucks, a beer garden, corn hole tournaments, face painting, balloon animals and more. Proceeds will go toward “providing high-quality pediatric and maternal health care services for economically vulnerable expectant mothers and their children” through Virginia Hospital Center.

Date: Nov. 17

Location: 5115 Little Falls Road, Arlington

Full story: https://www.arlingtonmagazine.com/8-fun-things-to-do-in-november/5/

Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Ingram

Featured in Volunteer Arlington, October 29, 2018

The Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation, a young and growing nonprofit founded in 2014 following the untimely death of Jenn Lawson, knows that the success of its annual event is due in large part to its fearless and dedicated event co-chairs. One event co-chair in particular deserves special recognition for the time she’s volunteered to the organization: Elizabeth Ingram.

“Elizabeth has been with the 5K & Family Fun Day since the very beginning, when it was still in the ideation stage. She stepped into the race director role, helping get it off the ground and then ensuring that each race is one that our runners will look forward to returning to the next year,” said Jennifer Myers, executive director of the Jennifer Bush-Lawson Foundation. “Now, for our fourth annual event, our 5K registrations are pacing ahead of all prior years, and I believe Elizabeth’s hard work has much to do with that.”

Elizabeth is joined this year by two other volunteer co-chairs, Cristin Finkel, who is in her second year co-chairing the event, and Chrissy Campbell, who quickly said yes when asked to to join as a co-chair. The volunteer event committee is rounded out by Moley Evans, Tita Freeman, Nicole Harding, Amanda Harris, Jennifer Judah, Janaki Kates, Heather Myklegard, Ángela Puentes, Midori Rome and Kelly Young.

“The wonderful thing about running a nonprofit in Arlington is that there is such a wealth of talented people who can bring their perspectives and experiences to their volunteer work. We are truly a fortunate community for that,” added Jennifer Myers.

Full story: https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/volunteer-spotlight-elizabeth-ingram