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Join us July 2, 2016 for a family event for everyone. Find out why it is More than Just a Race. Strengthen our community by building relationships and supporting those in need. Encouraging youth to make a difference in the world through service and compassion. Providing clean water and hope by extending our community beyond our hometown.

Through the wonderful support of many people who believe dreams can survive, we have provided more than $300,000 to people in need in our Tomah, WI community and our global community.

Why Are We Different?

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Created by local community volunteers who wanted to make a difference.

100% of the donations go directly to those in need.

Personal connection to those we help in Tomah and globally.


The Remembering Jesse Parker, Inc. public charity is based in Tomah, WI. Our efforts began after the loss of 17 year old Jesse Parker, a kind, thoughtful Tomah High School student, who loved to run and dreamed of making a difference. His loss was felt by many. In his memory, his friends began an annual race to celebrate his life and make an impact through giving to many local causes such as the Boys and Girls Club, Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry, Special Olympics, student scholarships, Community Compassion Project, and other Tomah area organizations. In addition, we fulfill Jesse’s dreams beyond the borders of our hometown through clean safe drinking water in places such as Uganda, Africa, as well as providing education, backpacks, and soccer balls through our Goal Africa project. We hope you will join us on this journey of creating a legacy of love.    Donate Now

Recent Jesse’s Journal Entries

Meet Lamula

LamulaWe met four year old Lamula while in a thick jungle at the bottom of a valley in Uganda. She was in a tattered pink dress kneeling over a dirty pond, collecting dirty water in a small Jerry can for her family. She was a little startled to see us. Read more….