This will be my fourth year in a row participating in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon weekend but my very first full marathon! While running a full marathon is a huge undertaking, it is nothing compared to the uphill climb the kids at St. Jude face everyday. There is no other place like St. Jude and our commitment to children and ending childhood cancer.
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 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 follow along through my training, as your encouragement and support means the world. And, please consider donating to help me reach my goal of $10,000!