This will be my 5th St. Jude Marathon! I'm so excited to participate again as a St. Jude Hero! Phillip and I were talking this past year after the race and decided that behind (closely behind) Thanksgiving "St. Jude day" is our favorite day of the year.
St. Jude is committed to the health and safety of everyone, so for that reason the race will be virtual this year. While this is sad news for us, we made a commitment to raise money and awareness, so whether we are pounding the pavement in Memphis, or here on our own turf we will do what we can to keep that promise.
We are looking for personal or corporate contributions. A fundraising campaign seems odd at this time while so many are having a rough go of it, but the needs of St. Jude as a hospital and research center don't have a pause button. They need our help more than ever. We have a long way to go in our fundraising. Any contribution is welcomed!
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.