I have registered as a Hero for the St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville 1/2 Marathon as part of my "Run 50 before 30" personal challenge. This will be my sixth half marathon but the most significant since I elected to forego the traditional bib and registered as a St. Jude Hero. This means I am now part of an exclusive group of athletes committed to raising funds for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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.
Every dollar makes a difference and I am very fortunate to work for a company that will match every dollar I raise for St. Jude.
Thank you for your support!