THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING MY FUNDRAISING PAGE!!!! I have wanted to run this race for many years and am finally doing it!! I'm eager to learn even more about this wonderful place and am just as excited about the journey to the starting line as I am about the actual race itself.
One of my motivations to run this race as a St. Jude Hero is because I know, personally, how devastating a diagnosis of cancer can be. My family and I were there with my stepdad from the initial ER visit that led to a diagnosis of lung cancer, to surrounding him with prayer and so much love as he took his last breath, and every moment in between. I know I speak for my family when I say that the last thing we want families to worry about when dealing with such a terrible disease is money. I'm thankful a place like St. Jude exists, so that parents can focus on their child and not how they're going to pay for treatment. I cannot wait to experience this event and knowing that, as a team, we helped relieve financial burden from families dealing with childhood illness is going to be icing on the cake.
Again, thank you so much for being part of my fundraising team! I can't wait to see how far we can take this. Please know that each and every one of you are SO appreciated!!!!!! And how cool is it that YOU are now just as big a part of this amazing event as I am. GO YOU!!! :)
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 won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Please donate and help me reach my goal!