2018 marks the 5th consecutive year we will be going to Memphis with #TeamAlicia in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For the past 4 years, Alyssa and I have set an annual fundraising goal of $5000 for this amazing organization and have raised just over $20,000 to date.
This year we have set a more ambitious goal with the theme of DOUBLE. In 2018, we will DOUBLE our personal donation and ask you to join us by DOUBLING your donation with the overall goal of raising $10,000 for the children of St. Jude.
Earlier this year I was asked to join St. Jude as a Hero Ambassador in Chicago. As a St. Jude Ambassador, I have had a lot of interaction with other St. Jude race participants from around the country. I often get asked why I am involved with St. Jude and story is really simple: "I run with the hope of a cure; that eventually no man, woman, or child would ever have to die from cancer."
So this year, I continue to run in memory of #TeamAlicia Smith, #SuperSimoneOtterman, and Uncle Doug Iwamoto. This year, I also run in support of my sister-in-law Kate Lew who is still in treatment for her fight today.
Please consider donating and following my theme of DOUBLE to help me reach my goal! Thank you for supporting the children and families of St. Jude.
--- plus the many more reasons why you should support St. Jude below ---
By running to help save kids' lives and fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - we are running for kids who might be too sick to run today, but who could one day be running alongside us because the money we 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.