The Run for Jim was established in memory of Jimmy Bashaw who died at the age of 45 from brain cancer. Jimmy was a teacher and longtime girls basketball coach at Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans. Friends and family wanted to remember him by continuing his kind and charitable ways by helping others in their time of need. The proceeds of this event are used to aid residents of Franklin and Grand Isle counties with expenses related to cancer and catastrophic illnesses. 100% of proceeds are distributed through the Jim Bashaw Cancer and Catastrophic Illness Fund at Northwestern Medical Center.