As many of you know I have had the privilege to serve on the Young Professional Board for Friends of St. Jude Houston for the past 2 years. I also had the opportunity in January of this year to travel to Memphis to visit both the Target House and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This was a very humbling experience but further fueled my passion for St. Jude and what they are doing.
I believe cancer has affected all of our lives to some degree whether you have been affected personally or it was through a close family member or friend. I am raising funds to support St. Jude's lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children, and I need your support to help me reach my fundraising goal for the kids of St. Jude.
Some facts you might be interested in:
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Treatment invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% in the past 50 years.
It costs roughly $2 Million dollars a day to run the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (WOW!)
St. Jude has increased the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), which is the most common form of childhood cancer, from 4% to 94% today.
St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes with doctors and hospitals all over the world.
How your donation helps:
- Thanks to donors like you, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
- St. Jude will continue to improve the treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through its groundbreaking research.
I hope you will help support me in reaching my fundraising goal as well as supporting a great organization like St. Jude. No donation is too small and every little bit helps! Thank you for supporting and partnering with me to end childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.