I started running 4 years ago and it quickly became a big part of my life. Early on I also realized that we much as I love to run, I love it even more when I can use it for something bigger than myself. My first race was a half-marathon and was also the first time I ran as a St. Jude hero. Since that time I've run a marathon and so many half-marathons I've lost count, and I've fund-raised for St. Jude every chance I got. I love running as a St. Jude hero because I firmly believe there's nothing better than being able to help people by doing something you love. With St. Jude I know that every dollar I raise is directly helping families, improve cancer research, and most of all is bettering the lives of the real heros: the kids.
- 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!