I'm choosing to run for more than myself.
For the second year in a row, I am running in honor of Parker Rivera who was an amazing boy who had a contagious spirit and an enormous faith in God. After being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on his 14th birthday, he continued to have a positive attitude and never complained. St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital was a big part of his life. In January of 2015, he was called to Heaven.
As his Homebound teacher, I was one of many people inspired by him. It is my honor to run in his memory. It is the least I can do for him and for all the children and families of St. Jude.
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 donate and help me reach my goal!