By the time this event takes place in early December of 2019 I will have carried the torch as a St. Jude Hero for a full decade. My passion for this cause has grown exponentially each year and was born of my desire to transform a life of self-destructive behavior into one of making a powerful positive difference in the lives of others. I am driven by my determination to be a force for good in a world so desperately in need.
There was a time, a mere decade ago, when my addictive behaviors fueled a lifestyle of selfishness. I cared little about the plight of others. Today, in my sobriety, I work tirelessly to champion this cause. These are entirely innocent children battling for survival against a deadly disease they had no hand in bringing upon themselves. They deserve the chance to LIVE, to have more birthdays and create more memories.
I have set my sights on a very challenging fundraising goal. I'm targeting $10,000 for 10-years of Sobriety and 10-years running as a St. Jude Hero (POWER-OF-10). I know it can be done, and I'll do everything imaginable to make it a reality, BUT I WILL NEED YOUR HELP! Together there's nothing we can't accomplish. I truly believe that. This is my passion and purpose. I am fully committed to doing everything I possibly can and I pray you will partner with me yet again. I hope that together we can bring Hope and Healing to these children and their families.
I am so incredibly blessed by every single one of you who continue to support me in my mission and the mission of St. Jude. Every dollar you donate is appreciated more than you'll ever know.
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.
Pictured below is Slater (being held by Mom, Shari Anne) and his family. Slater was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in April of 2018 and is currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude.