"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson
When I turned 30, I decided to run at least one half marathon every month. The BIG race that year was the 2015 NYC Marathon. Since then, I've finished 8 more marathons (including the 2016 NYC Marathon) and over 50 half marathons...I can say without a doubt that they New York City Marathon is my favorite race!
In 2017 and 2018, I didn't run the NYC Marathon but I still went down for marathon weekend and volunteered at the Start Corals. Both years, I went to the finish line after my volunteer shift and cheered until the last runners finished. Nothing compares to the atmosphere and comraderyof the NYC Marathon. If you want to feel good about humanity, I highly recommend running, volunteering, or cheering for runners in New York City!
As much fun as I had volunteering, both years I wished I was running - so here I am! Every full marathon I've run has been as a St Jude Hero and I'm glad to be back raising money for St Jude and running in the Big Apple.
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.