Dear Family and Friends,
In December, we will once again assemble in Memphis for the St. Jude Children's Hospital (Half) Marathon. It will be the third year Alyssa and I have committed to supporting this great organization - but it will be the first year that we won't have our friend Alicia by our sides. As most of you know, she along with so many of our family and friends lost their battles to cancer last year.
St. Jude is the one organization that was near and dear to Alicia's heart - and even though she herself was battling cancer - she chose to run, walk, and fundraise for the children (and their families) battling the same disease that affected her. I believe in this organization and I choose to run and fundraise for St. Jude because I believe that no family should have to struggle when facing a disease like cancer.
This year I have personally committed to raising more money than I ever have for St. Jude. Along with my own personal commitment, I am once again asking you to support me as I look to raise more. I have been humbled by the support I have received over the past 3 years and I know that no donation is too small.
And on race day, I will run with Alyssa, Sean, and in memory of #TeamAlicia, Uncle Doug, #SuperSimone, and all those that have lost their fight too soon. We will run so their memories live on and in hope for a better tomorrow.
Did you know?
- 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.
- Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from people like you, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation. (That means your donation, no matter what the size, will help!)
- St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90% by 2020.