In its third year, Team Memphis Bar Association (“Team MBA”) wants to do more than just run. We want to help run St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We’re fundraising while we train! So as we embark on this awesome challenge of running a distance race, we’re also helping make a difference in the lives of children and families of St. Jude.
Team MBA has had the privilege of running in ‘honor’ of a local St. Jude patient with ties to the legal community. This year we are happy to be running for Charlie!
Charlie is a severe hemophiliac Type A, which means he has less than 1% clotting factor in him. He is infused 3 times a week so that he can run around like a normal little boy. Charlie’s mom says that "the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Jude are looking for a cure for hemophilia" and that she "truly believes in her heart that they will find one in Charlie's lifetime along with finding cures for many other diseases."
Treatments invented at St. Jude, like the ones Charlie receives, 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 is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Just as St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies of cancer, we won’t stop until we reach our fundraising goal of $20k! We are doing more than just running, we’re helping run St. Jude.
Join us as we help run St. Jude!