After 2 years of trying I’ve been accepted to run my first full 26.2 mile marathon in New York City! We’re going to do this one for mom and all those that were in a hospital fighting cancer and COVID alone this year. A year ago mom did 5 rounds of chemo by herself which lead to her beating cancer and celebrating with her medical team since we couldn’t be there with her. 33,000 runners will be allowed to run the race in NYC and Jennifer Marine, Chris Schuler, Aaron Eshuis and I are so honored to be 4 of those runners. Mom was in the hospital on oxygen for 75 days working her butt off to get better to come home to us. I’m going to run in honor of those 75 hard and tailoring days when she did not give up. To hit my goal, I need 75 people to each take a day and donate $30 for St. Jude kids, mom’s favorite charity. Your donation will cover:
$30: Blood count test for 1 patient.
$50: Red blood cell transfusion for 1 patient.
$100: Spinal tap for 1 patient.
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 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.