Ah! So excited for the St. Jude Nashville journey year FOUR! I've taken the marathon from a 3:47 to a 3:28 but even more exciting is we have nearly QUADRUPLED our fundraisers! With our first year bringing in $600 and last year we hit over $2000 since we started #TeamPayne. Our Team has grown into #TeamPayne & Co. since our running and raising funds has inspired others to join in the efforts. So, welcome to the most epic fundraiser effort of the year!
And can I just tell you how much I love this profile photo?! This was Nashville 2017 and I was about FIVE WEEKS PREGNANT and didn't even know it! How amazing it was to run such a strong race while growing a strong little human.
As a mom to one healthy young boy (and now soon-to-be new baby Due 12/31/17!), I realize how BLESSED we are...but life can turn in a heartbeat...And the pain is heartbreaking for those who aren't so lucky. Who knows if I will need St. Jude in the future?
Running this marathon means a lot more to me than just running. I'll be a new mother all over again helping fight for all of those mothers (and fathers) out there who desperately need hope. If there's one thing I know, it's that life is short! There's no time to waste! These funds go DIRECTLY to St. Jude Hospital. Would you please consider helping?
Your donation doesn't have to be much. $1 goes a long way when multiplied by 100 people!
I will be hosting lots of fun giveaways, challenges and cool fundraisers coming up so be on the lookout!
...No long run can compare to a child's battle with cancer...Childbirth is hard. Losing a child is harder...this is why I run. Run for those who can't.
never stop giving. doing good. spreading LOVE.
Run and not grow weary...Isaiah 40:31
Did you know?
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from people like you, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation. (That means your donation, no matter what the size, will help!)
- St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90% by 2020.
St. Jude won't stop until no child dies of cancer, and neither will I. Will you join me and be a Hero, too?
Thank you for your support!! visit http://www.runpinkjess.com to keep up with how training is going!