Welcome to my fundraising page!! Those who know me, know that I LOVE being involved with Children's hospitals. After graduating from Indiana University, I moved to Nashville, and instantly jumped on board to volunteer with St. Jude's 5k Walk/ Run! I am eager to continue and share my passion for helping kids who are affected by cancer.
For those of you who don't know why I am so involved, here is my reason for why I do this:
In high school, my good friend, Katie Lynch, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Katie was a radiant girl who always had a smile on her face. We shared a love for dancing and goofing around during our lunch hour. She always wore a flower in her hair, it was her thing. I always admired Katie for battling an aggressive cancer, and not letting it affect her ability to be a normal teenager. She still attended school dances, football games, basketball games, prom, and more! She did all those things with a smile on her face, despite her health.
In May of 2011, Katie had been in the hospital the for a few weeks. I had an urge to text her. I sent some encouraging words, letting her know that I was thinking about her, praying so hard for her, and was excited for senior year with her. The next morning, Katie unfortunately lost her battle, and passed away. Katie left us far too soon. I want to carry on her legacy by giving my time and efforts to a Children's hospital. I will not stop until no child dies of cancer.
I am currently trying to raise $1,500 for St. Jude, and I need YOUR help :) If you are in the Nashville area, sign up, and we can walk together. If you are outside of Nashville, please consider making a donation to this amazing cause. Just click the DONATE NOW button at the top of my page.
Thank you !