The Run for Jon is an annual race held in Peru, NY to raise money for the families of local children with serious medical problems and honor the memory of Jon Evans. In 2008 over 200 participants helped raise over $4,000.
In 1990, 13 year-old Jon Evans was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Soon after his diagnosis, two long time friends of the Evans family, Mark Elmore and Scott Woodward, organized the first Run for Jon to raise money to help pay for expenses.
Just two weeks before the 2nd Run, Jon passed away. Every year since then, family and friends have held the Run for Jon to raise money for the families of local children with serious medical problems.