Heroes come in all shapes and sizes--some wear capes, others uniforms. As many of you already know, my hero has always been my older sister Lauren, a fantastic runner and even better sibling. While neither of us did anything truly "heroic" during her last deployment in 2015, I have decided this time around to try a little harder to be someone else's hero while mine is abroad. For this reason, I have begun training for my first half marathon that I will run in Memphis this December.
I'm running as a Hero in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend. In this case, heroes are runners who fundraise while they train for their race, and I'm proud to be a part of this nationwide alliance against childhood cancer.
What some of you may not be aware of, is my extensive relationship with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. As a sister in Delta Delta Delta during my college days at the University of Miami, I was exposed to the brilliant work happening at St. Jude. In 2011, I was one of two chapter delegates that got to visit that hospital and see firsthand the miracles that occur on their campus every single day.
Now, more than ever, I believe it is time to find a cure. One of my favorite St. Jude facts is that every medical discovery made by St. Jude researchers is freely shared. This means that as St. Jude continues to conduct more clinical trials for cancer than ANY other children's hospital in the world, they openly provide the results of these trials to other hospitals and research organizations also searching for cures. At St. Jude, it's not about money, it's about people.
I want to help make sure that 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.
Your donation, no matter what the size, will help! Will you help me reach my fundraising goal?
Please donate here to show your support and thank you for helping the kids of St. Jude!