On June 15, 2010, 17-year-old Jasmine (Jazzy) Jordan became the youngest woman to run across the United States and complete the 3,160-mile run from Los Angeles to New York City.
What motivated the quest? Healthcare for truckers.
The daughter of Owner Operator Independent Driver Association life members Lee and Paulette Jordan, Jazzy was inspired to begin the cross-country journey when one of her parents' employees, Sheila Grothe, passed away from cancer in April 2009. Jazzy explained her motivation, saying: