Pussfoot is dedicated to bring you media content that will keep you engaged. No matter if it’s sky, skate, bike, or surf related. What does that mean? It means that we read and read looking for amazing stories to bring to you the OG’s.  If you have a story you feel we should publish, send us an email, call, or send smoke signals and we will get it done. Below you find some info on an event that takes place once a year In Gardiner NY, called Jump For Jaclyn. This event is more then just a boogie, its Skydiving for a cause. I have attended and worked on this amazing event and look forward to being there again this year.
Please take a moment to take a look through the story and the links below.
Below you will find a brief snapshot about JFJ from James Dickson.
"The idea for Jump For Jaclyn came after I lost many people to cancer over a long period of time.  I have always wanted to make a huge impact in the lives of people struggling with this disease, and one day I finally figured out how I was going to do it, Skydiving.  Two months later The first annual Jump For Jaclyn event was born and was a huge success.  We raised just shy of $9000 in two months and It started to grow as the second event is now approaching rapidly.   I'm a First responder of 10 years in the great state of New York, and have been helping people for a long time in that way.  Several years back my young cousin was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor and grandfather with lung cancer.  It is with a heavy heart that I say they have both earned their wings.  I want to help make a difference in the lives of others fighting cancer and children battling brain tumors and other childhood cancers.  After a conversation with two friends, I approached the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation with the idea to skydive 25 times in one day, with each
jump having a direct connection to someone who has been affected by cancer."
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"I decided to partner with Friends of Jaclyn Foundation in hopes of helping more families struggling through a cancer diagnosis.  Last year I completed 25 amazing jumps in one day to raise money and awareness for these brave children.  This year I'm passing the torch to two talented skydivers Melanie Curtis and Nikki Blakeslee who are both going to shred the skies in hope to raise money for the cause!"
Jump for Jaclyn 2017 is scheduled for August 6th from 8am-10pm at Nu Cavu Restaurant and lounge located at 857 Plains Road  Wallkill, N.Y. 12589.  #845-895-9000
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Donation page:
James's Facebook page for event:
Jump For Jaclyn Facebook page:
Foundation page:
Instagram: @Heartupnation
FB: @Heartupnation
Skydiving/JumpForJaclyn questions can be directed to JumpForJaclyn@gmail.com
Questions for foundation: Erin@friendsofjaclyn.org
Below you will find a brief Q&A with James Dickson the founder of Jump For Jaclyn
How did you become interested in skydiving?
A: After having a conversation with a friend of my parents who was an avid pilot and skydiver I had to do it.  As soon as I turned 18 I dashed out and experienced my first jump back at skydive the ranch in 1997.  I completed the AFF program soon after that and then periodically jumped here and there until 2001. 
What is your most memorable moment as a skydiver?
Most memorable moment has to be my first night jump under a full moon.  Over looking a huge river with NYC south of the DropZone...That one will always be a gem. 
Any advise for new jumpers?
Be a sponge and soak up all the information you can.  Find a mentor and work with them on flying safe, and most importantly have fun!
Any advice for someone looking to progress in the sport?
If you have dreams and aspirations of progressing in the sport...everyday do one thing that will get you a step closer to where you want to be.  While you're on your journey there, never let anyone or anything get between you and your goal...fly the fantasy!!
Favorite plane to jump out of?
I've always been in love with the porter.
If you were a drink what would you be?
A Bloody Mary in the morning and whiskey at night.
If interested in donating please see the below link:
Credits: Brian Casserly

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