The Jordan Hackett Foundation holds an annual 5k Run/Walk in May of each year.
Jordan Cage Hackett, son of Stephen and Karen Hackett, was born June 7, 2002. Before his birth, Jordan's parents had learned that he had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Basically, he had half of a heart. Although this defect can not be fixed, there are a series of surgeries to be done over the first few years of life that can allow children to live with HLHS. Jordan had his first surgery at only four days old. It was a success, and after 6 1/2 weeks of recovery, he was able to go home. Jordan was able to remain there for 8 weeks before returning to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for his second surgery. It, too, was a success. However, while recovering, Jordan became ill with a blood infection. He passed away on October 14th, 2002, at four months and seven days old. The Jordan Hackett Foundation was started by memorials that were made when Jordan passed away. The foundation continues on today with donations made by the friends and family of Jordan and of those who support and participate in the annual 5K run/walk held the first Saturday of May and other events. The mission of the Jordan Hackett Foundation is to provide support to the Nashville Ronald McDonald House, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, children in need, and to give back to their community.