In 2001, I ran two marathons. First in San Francisco (the hill at mile 17 was not my favorite) and then New York (right after 9/11). It was in New York that the process of running 26.2 miles felt like more than just a personal accomplishment, because the city needed something to bring everyone together and help the community heal. It was an event I'll never forget.
I am excited to run again! This time I'm doing a half marathon in San Diego to help save kids' lives by fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 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!