Date Marks Five Year Anniversary of John’s Passing
Friday, August 26, 2011
It was five years ago that the friends and family of John W. Jung lost a young man whose smile, courage and spirit brightened the world he lived in. He brightened many worlds, actually.
From his childhood hometown of Brookfield, Wisconsin to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, John made lasting friendships and developed leadership qualities that would shape his career and the lives of those he touched.
From the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, to practicing medicine in New York City, John left his mark on the East Coast all before the age of 30.
Five years later, we acknowledge the incredible loss of John and the place he holds in many of our hearts. However, we also celebrate 1,825 days in which John’s spirit has influenced all things—big and small—in the lives of both friends and strangers alike.
Even those who will never meet him but have learned of him understand the remarkable ambition and joy he brought to the world. More than ten successful years of a Spring student event on the UW-Madison Campus, called All Campus Party, thrives as an alcohol-free alternative in-part because of his dedication to making it happen.
Starting in September, the John W. Jung Memorial will mark its fifth anniversary by launching a final fundraising campaign. This opportunity to secure the Memorial’s future and endow its annual Scholarship Fund in perpetuity will forever enrich the lives of young people. Look for more information in the coming weeks.