This past Monday would have been the 28th birthday of Sarah Elizabeth Jones, the camera assistant that was tragically killed on the set of Midnight Rider in February of this year. To honor Sarah and to benefit the Sarah Jones Film Foundation, created by Sarah’s parents, the cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have organized a Walk-A-Thon.
Jones worked for both television programs for several years. Executive producer of both shows, Julie Plec, had this to say about the Walk-A-Thon: “It’s a two-prong opportunity to honor a young woman we loved very much and to draw attention to her parent’s initiative.”
The 5K walk, titled the Sarah Jones’ Walkathon, will take place in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, October 5. Those who are participating in the walk will be Live Tweeting to help raise money via online donations. All proceeds will go to the Sarah Jones Film Foundation, which intends to use the donations to help educate people on set safety and educational scholarships.
More information can be found on the Slates for Sarah Facebook page.