In 2011, Jason Kinzler passed away running the 5/3 River Bank Run. Jason, left behind his wife Kristi, and three beautiful children, ages 6, 8, and 10. Jason was the consummate family man, always putting his family first. In 2012, Kristi, along with some of Kinzler’s closest friends, began work on the Jason Kinzler Family First Foundation (JKFFF).
JKFFF provides financial assistance to West Michigan families with minor children who have experienced the unexpected loss of a primary caregiver. In its fifth year, JKFFF has raised over $500,000 and helped over 100 families with funeral expenses, childcare, mortgages, house repair and more.
Primary fundraising efforts have been through TEAM KINZLER at the River Bank Run. In 2017, Jake and Hanah Kinzler ran the 25K in honor of their father. Now supporters of the foundation are all joining in to support TEAM KINZLER by walking in the community walk or forming their own team. We invite everybody the join us this year!!