Our team is committed to raising funds as St. Jude Heroes to support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children.
We Know too well the great works St. Jude does for the real heroes and this is our story.
Alyssa, 13, is the daughter of FedEx team member Remco de Jong. She was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of six. Her family turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where treatment included surgeries to remove the cancer, as well as some of her lymph nodes. Alyssa has finished treatment and now visits St. Jude for regular check-ups
Just as the family was starting to put some distance between them and cancer, they were hit again. Sean West, Manager Data Analytics, found out his six year old son Tyler, Alyssa's cousin, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Tyler underwent treatment and is now in remission.
Allie Allen, daughter of FedEx Express pilot Eric Allen of Germantown, was diagnosed in February 2013 with anaplastic ependymoma, a type of brain tumor. A competitive dancer on her school’s dance team, Allie underwent surgery and radiation therapy treatment at St. Jude and continues to meet with the St. Jude team. Allie graduated high school in 2017 from St. Jude school.
We're fundraising while we train for our race so we can make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
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