I am a St. Jude Hero! Any who know me know that I'm a sucker for helping kids. I'm blessed to be the aunt of 12 amazing nieces and nephews, and an unofficial aunt to many many more. I also work at a children's charity and see each and every day the incredible struggle that many of these families encounter when faced with the reality of a child's illness. But I believe there is always hope. I believe that every child deserves a childhood. And I believe that I can make a difference in making that happen.
So...I'm choosing to push myself beyond anything I've ever imagined doing before by training for this marathon and fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude for reasons much bigger than myself . 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.
These facts are SO IMPORTANT! 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, and so many other life-threatening illnesses continues. We won't rest until there is no need for organizations like St. Jude, like Make-A-Wish, like Ronald McDonald House. We won't rest until this battle is over.