I have recently signed up for a half marathon in Memphis and am raising money in the process for St. Jude's research. I lost my nephew Connor December 11, 2015. The run is in December and, as it happens, is the one year anniversary of when Connor passed away. I have been really searching for a way to commemorate Connor in any way I can on this upcoming anniversary.
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 due to their mission to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Although Connor did not have cancer, there unfortunately are not a lot of funds/campaigns for Walker-Warburg because it is so rare. However, one mission remains constant in the fight to cure both Walker-Warburg and Childhood cancer and it is that every child should have the opportunity to live their best life no matter the circumstances they are dealt. Therefore, I want to raise money for children in order to create a hopeful future where they may be able to have a greater survival rate through research and developments. With your help, we can start that process.
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!