THE JASON THOMPSON FOUNDATION IS A 501 (C) (3) ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO CREATING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS BY PROVIDING THE RESOURCES AND SOCIAL SUPPORT NEEDED TO LIVE EACH DAY AS ACTIVE, HEART-HEALTHY INDIVIDUALS. TO L.I.V.E. Like JT.
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Professional basketball player Jason Thompson launched The Jason Thompson Foundation to support his philanthropic efforts and to raise awareness on the issues he is passionate about. As an organization that values the importance of physical health and education, our aim is to service the community and positively influence children and young adults in unique and effective ways.
Jason Thompson is a professional basketball player. As an athlete, Jason realized early on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and has made it his life’s mission to educate fellow athletes, children and young adults about the causes he feels so passionately about.
In 2010, Jason and his family suffered the tragic loss of his cousin to heart disease. Tiffany Carroll was a seemingly healthy and active young adult and a fellow athlete. At just 25 years old, she lost her life to a disease known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is most commonly known as a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. This harsh reality inspired Jason to form The Jason Thompson Foundation so that he could honor Tiffany’s memory by raising awareness about heart disease in athletes, children and young adults.
The Jason Thompson Foundation has made strides to develop long-lasting partnerships with organizations that specialize in cardiac research and heart disease to help us realize our dreams in curbing the threat of heart disease.