Want to learn more about St. Jude and Sophie's story? Take a few minutes to listen to this podcast I recorded with a dear friend of mine.
Since my first trip to St. Jude in 2011 my daughter, Taryn, has been asking to go along to Memphis and run in honor and memory of her friend's sister, Sophie. Taryn was just 5 years old at the time. At first I told her she could go when she was 10 years old. There was always a reason to say no. . . not being able to run a 5k in its entirety, a swim meet that weekend, age limits on touring the hospital itself, expensive airfare. Taryn is now 13 years old. She has completed several 5k races this year. After all of her waiting, it is finally her turn. Memphis Marathon weekend is going to be super special because I get to share it with Taryn and see St. Jude through her eyes. Taryn wanted to run a 10k this year. It will be her longest race yet.
I am passionate about the St. Jude mission. St. Jude gives families hope. Miracles happen there every single day. Please help St. Jude continue its life saving purpose. Be my hero!
I am a St. Jude Hero! I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. I am training to cross the finish line on race day and 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 is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they 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.