About Team Jill & Ron…….
We are a group of friends and family from Minnesota that have taken a stand against breast cancer. This is our 14th year walking in a SGK 3-day!
Jill Brandenburg was a brave young mother who lost her battle in 2006 at the age of 31. Jill fought for 4 long years and left behind her young daughter, Ashley who is now 20 years old. We have all been touched by Jill’s story and have taken the stand to fight against breast cancer so no child has to say goodbye to their parent so early. Getting a breast cancer diagnosis does not have to be a life sentence.
Ron McElmurry was diagnosed January 2011 with Infiltrating Ductile Carcinoma at the age of 45. He underwent chemo, surgery, and radiation. In February 2016; his diagnosis had changed to metastatic breast cancer (stage 4); the cancer moved to other parts of his body including his lung, bones, and liver. On March 9, 2021 Ron died peacefully at home, surrounded by his wife (and Team Jill and Ron team member) Mary Beth, as well as their two sons, Jake and Aaron. Ron loved his family and friends.