I lost my Mom in 2007 so for the next several months I tried to figure out what I was supposed to be doing with the part of my life that she had once belonged. Late the following summer while sitting at my desk at lunch, I registered for the half marathon at St. Jude. After that, my youngest daughter registered as well as a few friends. And it's been on from there! This is my 11th year to run this amazing even and 10th year to be a St. Jude Hero. Because I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself, I'm fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. Crossing the finish line on race day is big but 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.