Dear friends and family,
A few months ago, one of the radio stations I listen to at work held a fundraising drive for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, over the course of several days.
They aired interview sound bites with several parents who had to bring their child to this specialized hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, because their child had been diagnosed with cancer.
As you can imagine, the sound clips were truly heart breaking, and many had me in tears. There are many stories of St. Jude patients on Youtube, such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZnTBjkAnQ8
As a parent myself, I can't even fathom the pain and torment suffered by child and parent alike, during (and following) a battle with childhood cancer.
One of the most striking things about this hospital, aside from the amazing recovery rates they have been generating with their research and treatment programs, is that the hospital DOES NOT charge the patient's family for anything!
This is true solidarity in action, and quite the opposite of the usual money grabbing we see in the healthcare system. This made a huge impression on me, so I've decided to sign up for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, this September 23rd.
If you would like to make a small donation to help me reach my fundraising goal, please click the yellow donate button above.
Thank you very much!!
Why St. Jude?
- Thanks to our supporters, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.
- St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when we first opened our doors to 80% today. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.