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2014 Gore-Tex®
Philadelphia Marathon

November 21- 23, 2014

Philadelphia Marathon logo For the second year, Jill Just Wants 2 Help (JJW2H) has been selected by the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon as an official Charity Partner for the 2014 race.

Ranked as a top ten marathon nationally, the GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon continues to grow impressively each year. The annual race attracts everyone from casual runners to world-class athletes, and boasts one of the fastest and most attractive courses in the country. Race Weekend events include: the Health & Fitness Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (11/21 & 11/22), Rothman Institute 8K (11/22), Kids Fun Run (11/22), and GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon and Half Marathon (11/23).

We would like to acknowledge and thank our 2014 runners - Marian Rossi, Rich McCloskey and Melinda Salmon. All three are experienced racers and JJW2H is fortunate to have this group raising funds for the organization. Learn more about our runners and please support their efforts and contribute by visiting:

  • Melinda Salmon
  • Marian Rossi
  • Rich McCloskey
  • Contributions raised by our racers have gone to a dedicated endowment fund at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, with the goal of building a home that will provide shelter and support to families whose children are receiving care at the hospital. Until this residence can be built, interest earned on the Fund serves a vital role in providing financial assistance to families trying to meet every day needs while caring for a child in the hospital.



    Welcome to JJW2H

    Jill Just Wants 2 Help (JJW2H) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance to families with children and young adults undergoing cancer treatment. Created in 2009 in memory of Jillian Siegel, the organization’s mission captures her extraordinary spirit and lifelong devotion to making a difference.

    Contributions to JJW2H go to a dedicated endowment fund at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, with the goal of building Jill’s House, a home that will provide shelter and support to families whose children are receiving care at the hospital. Until Jill’s House can be built, interest earned on the Fund serves a vital role in providing financial assistance to families trying to meet every day needs while caring for a child in the hospital.


    Blue Bell coupleSat, Nov. 6, 2010 - Blue Bell couple continues daughter's work in nonprofit to help families of seriously ill - By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer

    Blue Bell couple The moment when Phil and Nancy Siegel realized their daughter had found a new calling came in a hospital room. Jillian A. Siegel, 20, was battling acute myeloid leukemia at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, but the Pennsylvania State University sophomore was working the phones and writing letters to help organize Thon, the giant annual charity dance marathon at her school. "We thought, 'We've got to stop this, she's got to rest,' " said Nancy Siegel, of Blue Bell. "But then we thought, this is the passion that you want your child to have."
    Photo by LAURENCE KESTERSON / Inquirer Staff Photographer
    Read the full story at Philly.com