jumpathon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jump +‎ -athon

Noun[edit]

jumpathon (plural jumpathons)

  1. (informal) A charity fundraising event involving jumping (typically trampolining or skydiving).
    • 1983, Charles Harold Sandage, Vernon Ray Fryburger, Kim B. Rotzoll, Advertising theory and practice
      Telethons, jumpathons, dancathons, runathons, swimathons, and others are promoted through advertisements.
    • 2006, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, The AOPA pilot: voice of general aviation: Volume 49
      Graves decided to turn the day into a jumpathon to raise money for cancer research and donated $3500 to Jump for the Cause (www.jumpforthecause.com), a nonprofit organization that helps raise money for breast cancer research.