Local celebrity and philanthropist C. Clyde Jones is the namesake of the annual C Clyde Run, which raises funds for Shepherd’s Crossing. Jones shares why, at 99 years old, he continues to help fundraise.
Jones was the first dean of K-State’s College of Business Administration, which hosts C Clyde Run and Midge’s Mile Fun Run/Walk, which is the namesake of Jones’ late wife.
Jones, who turns 100 years old in December, suffered a serious stroke last month.
He reports he is doing great now; in fact, he plans to attend the annual fundraiser at Anneberg Park next month so he can pass out hugs, and cheer on the participants.
While bragging about CBA, Jones mentioned that birthday festivities have already begun for the soon-to-be centenarian.
CBA’s Administrative Assistant Melanie Horton says Jones is only interested in helping others when asked about birthday wishes.
The 11th annual C Clyde Run, including Midge’s Mile Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, September 17. Learn more and register at CBA.k-state.edu/cclyderrun