I'm slow and doughy, but I'm determined and dedicated. And this year I'm dedicating my run to the memory of my friend Kit Lai who passed a few months ago. Kit introduced me to St. Jude last year and we were down in Memphis twice together in 2016. She opened my eyes to the incredible research that St. Jude has pioneered, including their work in neuroblastoma, the exact cancer Satya had when she was 6 months old. I want to honor Kit's memory - and her lasting legacy of love - with this race.
I'm also running for my girl Briana, 13-years-old and battling cancer for the second time in two years. Briana is fierce and strong, hilarious and loving. And, quite honestly, she's my hero. This race is also for Addie, the sweetest, bravest little 1-year-old I've even known, a thriver of the highest order. Of course, as I always do, I'll run with my Satya on my heart, my survivor, my everything.
And as I train for my race, I'm raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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!