Thank you for visiting my Heroes page. I am very dedicated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and want to make an impact for the families and kiddos there. I have pledged to raise $2,500 this year (hopefully more!) and last year I was fortunate enough to raise $4,860.00, which was tough, but know in my heart I will reach my goal again this year to help those kids!
Living in Memphis and being able to run through the St. Jude Campus is overwhelming. Seeing the children and their families cheering us on brings tears to my eyes. I think about the pain, heartache and struggles they go through everyday; I can at least run and fund raise for them. It's a lot easier than the fight they have to face. And St. Jude is my powerful, patron saint (I am Catholic, just like Danny Thomas) that I have promised to be ever mindful of the great favors he has honored and to gratefully encourage devotions to him. Paying it back, just as Danny did!
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 SINGLE bill from St. Jude for — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. All treatment, travel, housing and food is paid for. (EVERYTHING IS COVERED...I thought it was just their treatments from the hospital, but when I was lucky to have a tour of the hospital, I learned they also pay for their gas, flights, lodging, food. Amazing!).
- 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.
Please donate if you can...on behalf of the healthy children in your life and all of our numerous blessings that we often overlook. Thank you for donating and helping me reach my goal for the kids of St. Jude! Every penny counts.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! XO