This is my 5th year to sign up as a St. Jude Hero, and again this year, I'll be running the 1/2 marathon in memory of my little brother, Denny!! Denny Brewer, (10/1/1964---5/31/1981). Denny spent 5 weeks in the hospital before he received a diagnosis. One week after the diagnosis of a very rare, very aggressive cancer, Denny passed away at the age of 16. Denny was never a patient at St. Jude, but this is my way of remembering him and helping the kids at St. Jude that are fighting their battles each day.
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. This year I've committed to raise $3,000.00, but I have set a personal goal to raise $10,000.00.
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 is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Please donate and help me reach my goal!