Why I run for St. Jude…I’ve been running and fundraising for St. Jude for a little over three years now. Although I personally have not been touched by childhood cancer, my father lost his battle with glioblastoma (brain cancer) nearly 21 years ago when I was only 7 years old. I’ve always been an advocate for cancer research and fundraising however I could, but it was not until recently that I became committed to ending childhood cancer.
When people ask me why I do it, I simply answer- because “no child should die at the dawn of life”. We simply cannot wait to raise awareness when we are touched by cancer; we need to raise awareness every day.
Being the daughter of someone who lost their battle against cancer I can only imagine how a child’s family must feel when they are told their baby has cancer. St. Jude has been a life line for thousands of families with children diagnosed with cancer and we need to help them to never close their doors- this is why I do it and will continue to do it until I cannot do it anymore.
I'm dedicated to using my running to make an impact. As I train for my race, I'm raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to donors like you:
- 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 won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Thank you for donating and helping me reach my goal for the kids of St. Jude!
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