“I have always loved going fast, and I have the tickets to prove it,” says Palm Desert resident Joan Keys, 92, a former bookkeeper and antiques dealer.
On Saturday, Sept. 30, Keys was one of 10 gung-ho senior citizens who were treated to the BMW Experience in Thermal, thanks to Coachella Valley-based nonprofit MyJump!.
MyJump! was founded by Webb Weiman, a former TV producer for "Project Runway" and "Top Chef." Years ago when his mother died, he observed his father retreating into isolation and expressing that he had no reason to live. Weiman decided his dad needed a boost, so he got him a date. The date went so well that his father married the woman and led a happy, fulfilled life to the end.