Why jumping? Just because.
It all started with a group of friends, a jump, and a photograph.
We have found that jumping leads to laughter...
It is our hope that with this project, the jumping will be passed on and that others will feel the joy of the jump. We want to share your jumping pictures and hear your jumping stories.
What is a jumping story? It's your "I jump because..." statement: the inspiration for your jump.
We also believe in Jumping for a Cause. Learn more about JumpBecause for a Cause: here!
In the Spring of 2008, one of our jumpbecause founders was interviewed on public radio about our jumping. The interview aired April 26, 2008 on a show called Weekend America which covers "what's happening in America this weekend." Here is her Jump Because story on Weekend America:
"In this photo, three friends of mine are jumping behind the campfire at our camping trip at Pocahontas State Park. It kind of started randomly one weekend. We went to the beach and decided to jump around. It made us all laugh and it was something we wanted to keep doing in different places and document us jumping. All of us are graduate students and it's just something that started spontaneously and made us feel young, happy, free, or whatever it is that the jumping does. It really does change your state of mind."
In the Fall of 2008, the 4 of us who started Jump Because were interviewed by a fellow Richmonder for his blog, Buttermilk and Molasses. We are very grateful for the support we've received from people both within and outside of our community, and hope you'll check out our interview, dated September 30, 2008.
Jump Because was featured in the January 2009 Richmond edition of Skirt! magazine. We are thrilled to be recognized by Skirt! and hope you'll have a chance to read a little more about one of the Jump Becausers!
In the Spring of 2009, Jump Because was interviewed by the Richmond Times Dispatch, and the article was featured on Sunday, April 5th. Our interview can be accessed by clicking here. or by going directly to this link:
As always, we appreciate everyone's contributions to and support of the site. It's been so much fun for us so far, and we're really happy that so many people are enjoying Jump Because.
Check out other jumpers out there:
"When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears."