THANK YOU for coming to my page. As you may remember from previous years, a professor of mine who I was quite close to lost his grand-daughter to Neuroblastoma. She was just 4 years old and a St. Jude patient. To this day, he praises the work they did not only for Leila, but for his family so they could focus on her without the stress of paying medical bills or providing food and lodging. This will be my fourth race as a St. Jude Hero in honor of sweet Leila and my second FULL marathon. With your help, one day no family will have to experience the pain that comes with losing a child and every family who walks through the doors of St. Jude will receive every level of care and support possible. Every little bits counts!
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 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 of $500!