In 2017, I'm choosing to race for more than myself. I'm racing and training to help save kids' lives by fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I'm racing 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.
The name of my campaign is "Find the Dime." Generally, fundraising is viewed as needing X amount of dollars to fund Project Y. I have a less traditional approach. I believe that somewhere out there is the dollar, quarter, dime, nickel, or penny that will end childhood cancer. It may be sitting in an ashtray, wedged between two sofa cushions, being carried in a wallet, or even lying on a sidewalk. This single piece of change, whatever value it may hold, will mean that doctors never again have to tell a child’s family there is no treatment. This small contribution will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back and cancer will lose, forever.
Please join me in this fight to Find the Dime.