The Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation, with sponsorship support from Appalachian Eye Care's Drs. Chris Hansen and Brad Lane and a several other businesses, hosted the second annual Run for Hope 5K and 10K at Pipestem State Park Saturday, May 21. Despite the gray skies, sporadic rain showers and persistent fog that lingered over the hills and valleys of the Summers County park, organizers declared the morning was beautiful, because the event was planned and organized to raise funds to help eradicate children's cancer and to support families fighting for the lives of their most precious people and our society's most valuable resources — the young people who will be our future. The Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation was created in honor of its namesake, Jonathan Powell — nicknamed Jon-Jon by his parents, Tim and Melissa Powell. Jonathan fought neuroblastoma for most of his brief life, but he still learned to love soccer, golf and his family deeply. Although he went into remission, the cancer returned, and it claimed his life in 2002, when he was just 4 years old. Jonathan would have graduated from high school this year.