In 2011, I ran my first half marathon In Louisville and raised over $1600 for St Jude. The following year with a seed planted from a dear friend, I ran my first marathon, the St Jude Marathon in Memphis, doubling the distance and the amount of money raised. It was only fitting that my first IRONMAN would be the inaugural St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis as a St. Jude Hero!
I have a very challenging fundraising goal of $7500. As I train for the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, 13.1-mile run, I ask for your support of reaching this amazing goal. I have to admit I had a slight anxiety attack when I confirmed my participation. However, I’m ready to push myself physically and mentally with support from all of you.
Below are facts from St. June and why it holds a special place in my heart.
With your donation, we can cross the fundraising finish line together because the money you donate helps find a cure for childhood cancer.
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.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude 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 won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
- St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Donate today to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.