I ran my first Dopey Challenge in January of 2017, I remember walking in on those early mornings to the corrals, it was beyond cold for someone from sunny Southern California. On the walk way to the corrals, I would notice groups of people with warmth, not warmth that you get from a blanket or a hot cup of coffee but the warmth of their hearts. Warmth that had reason and purpose, they were running for something more than a medal, their hearts would be helping someone out today. At the age of 13, I couldn't help my brother live to his 4th birthday, but now I feel like my feet, head and heart are capable of saving.
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!