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Jason Harper

Mar 31, 2009 05:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print




It’s rather humbling to talk with the man who ran 100 miles to raise money for children without healthcare, but Jason Harper says he’s the one who’s humbled. Exuding serious passion for his work, Harper says he is simply having fun for a cause.

In case you haven’t heard Harper’s story yet, he proudly shares: “Last May, [after] learning of the lack of healthcare for kids, I committed to running 100 miles around Sacramento to raise awareness and funding for the plight of healthcare for uninsured children.”

Harper ran for students at Oak Ridge Elementary School in Oak Park, and after 29 hours and 35 minutes of running, he raised enough money to secure healthcare for every child at the inner-city school. Harper makes it clear, however, that his work is not finished. Although his vocation is working as the community outreach director for Capital Christian Center, his life’s cause is the Extra Mile Run, which is a continuation of the 100-mile run...on a larger scale.

“The goal for Extra Mile Run is to take it up a notch. I’m trying to get 400 people wanting to run for a reason, so that we can sponsor every child at Oak Ridge to keep healthcare, tutoring and after school programs going,” he says. “You know that old saying ‘find what you love and never work a day of your life’? That’s where I’m at,” says Harper.

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