I believe we all have a purpose in life and it took jumping out of a plane to find my purpose. I'm passionate about what I'm doing with Jumps for Hope. Not only do I hope to make a difference by raising funds for cancer research, but I want to make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer or who have lost a loved one to cancer. I spent almost 20 years feeling cheated that I lost my father when he was so young. However, since starting Jumps for Hope, I have a new view and have decided to use the power of that emotion to help others. It has also taught me to live with no regrets, to pursue my dreams, to live life boldly and do what makes me happy. I'm intent on getting others to not just talk about their "bucket list", but to actually do those things! If you have skydiving on your bucket list, I would love to be a part of seeing you make it happen!
In 2012, I introduced myself and Jumps for Hope to Joe Johnson, owner of Westside Skydivers. I was in search of a sponsor that would be committed to helping me make Jumps for Hope a success. Before meeting Joe, the only thing I knew about him was that he had lost his father to cancer as well. We struck up an instant friendship and I've found Joe is as passionate about Jumps for Hope as I am. Joe and his staff have embraced the mission of Jumps for Hope as well as encouraged me with my personal goals in skydiving. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with Joe and everyone at Westside Skydivers, as well as to be a part of their "family".
The mission of Jumps for Hope, a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to raise funding for research of cancer causes and cures, as well as funding for patient needs and care. We will identify needs and determine how we can effectively and efficiently assist with those needs by collaborating and coordinating with other organizations that share our mission.