On October 8, 2017 I will be running the Amica Newport Marathon. This is going to be my 9th marathon and my 5th as a St. Jude Hero. It is such an honor and previlege to be able to raise funds for this very worthy charity. ( I have learned that all we have to do is say "yes" to Him, and He will get us to all the finish lines in our lives, it may not be easy, but He will be there with us.)
"Just like running a race God's work requires sacrifice and hard work. It takes determination, motivation, perseverance, guts and grit to get the job done! I ask God that it is a long and tough road - one filled with lessons that can never be learned living a life of ease." Chris Gillespie
I'm choosing to run for more than myself. I'm using my running to help save kids' lives by fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as I train. I'm running for kids who might be too sick to run today, but who could one day be running alongside me because the money I raised helped find a cure for childhood cancer.
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food -- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Please donate and help me reach my goal!