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John (Jake) Korinek

John “Jake” Korinek

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My name is John Korinek, friends call me Jake, I am a FDNY EMT. I feel honored to be asked to participate in the G2G ultra marathon with JAR of Hope, A/K/A Team Jamesy.
Jamesy has a rare condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) that effects one in 3500 boys. DMD is a severe muscle wasting disease that leaves most boys wheelchair bound by age 12, and there is currently no cure.

To raise awareness we are running 169 miles through the Grand Canyon over the course of 7 days. I have never faced anything so challenging, yet it pales in comparison to what these children and their families endure on a daily basis.
My goal is to raise awareness and at least $10,000 for JAR of Hope, to help find treatment and a cure. Every penny helps! Even if you are unable to donate please help by sharing the link.



  1. Lieutenant Alicea & Lieutenant Kong

    Best of luck

  2. Terry Patch

    This is an amazing thing you are doing! Both my brother and my nephew have MD. God Bless and Good Luck!

  3. Jake Korinek

    Omg! Thank you all so much almost $1000 in less than 24 hours!! Only 9 more to go!!

  4. Cameron

    Happy Birthday Jake! This is such an awesome project. Can’t wait to see the results.
    -Cameron & Irish

  5. Lieutenant Neeley King

    What an adventure! Good luck! 🙂

  6. Gary DeBiase

    Good luck buddy ! Gonna be rough 👍🏻

  7. Eric

    You’ll do fine if you don’t make it can I keep your YETI 😂….. good luck my friend .

  8. Pam

    The 2961.00 just donated is from many generous donors that came out to support Jake and Jar of Hope at out fundraiser! Thank you!

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