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.

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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.

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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.

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While bragging about CBA, Jones mentioned that birthday festivities have already begun for the soon-to-be centenarian.

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CBA’s Administrative Assistant Melanie Horton says Jones is only interested in helping others when asked about birthday wishes.

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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