This past December, I ran in a half marathon (in Memphis) as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and raised about $1,300. After experiencing the dinner the night before (where a patient's mother gave an emotional speech) and the race itself (where you run through the campus high-fiving patients in surgical masks and wheelchairs), I decided that I have to do more. So I have raised my goal for this December's race to $2,500.
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.
If you are able, I would appreciate if you could please donate and help me reach my goal for the kids of St. Jude!