After sending two kids through the Catholic school system, I thought my fundraising days were behind me. I've run over 100 marathons - many of them supporting great causes. I was always fine paying the registration fee, running the race, collecting my finisher medal and not worrying about what percentage of my money went towards charity.
About 6 years ago, I started "rescuing" money found during my runs (or under couch cushions, or in parking lots). You get the point. If there was money on the ground, I rescued it and put it in my money jar. I've been telling people about it for years and that when the jar filled up, I was going to donate the money. Well, the jar is full. When I last counted, there was nearly $150.00. Time to donate!
Several years back, I heard about the St. Jude Memphis Marathon and thought if I ever fundraise for a race, it would be that one. When I found out the race was on December 3 of this year, I knew now was the time. December 3 is the day, many years ago that my dad passed away. He was 54 years old when he died, which is my current age.
I hope you will be willing to donate and help me reach my $1500.00 goal for this worthy cause.
Here are just some of the good ways your donations are put to use:
- 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.
Please donate and help me reach my goal!