There are days when putting on the running shoes is a bit tougher than others. The first mile is always the worst, with a full on negotiation with myself to keep going. Then somewhere along my path I give pause and think, “what if”.
“What if” I had to walk a mile in another’s pair of shoes.
I think about the physicians, nurses, researchers and all the staff at St. Jude's that walk mile after mile their shoes trying to save the lives of so many kids. I think about the parents who have walked endless miles to be of comfort for their child. I wonder how many times they have had to sleep in their shoes, lying next to their child while he or she receives and recovers from treatment.
And then I think about the kids. The kids who would love to put on a pair of sneakers and run, play outside, and simply be allowed to be a kid.
So…putting on the running shoes isn’t so tough after all.
I am very honored to be a part of #TEAMDAVID for the St. Jude's 2017 Marathon Weekend in Memphis.
I'm choosing to run for more than myself. 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 won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Please donate and help me reach my goal!