This is year 5 of fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Let’s make it the best year yet! Help me fight for those who are fighting for just one more day, one more week, one more month, but hopefully for MANY more years!
Diagnosed with Large Cell Lymphoma just months after his 5th birthday, my son, Brett’s kindergarten year was just a bit different from the other kids in his class. Thankfully, the worst of his chemo was over throughout the summer before school started, and he was able to start school right on time. Sure he’s the only little boy with a baseball cap on in his school picture, covering his little bald head, but that was no big deal to him.
We did not go to St. Jude. Truth be told, we couldn’t afford to be off work to make the trips back and forth each week to Memphis. We were blessed to have really good insurance that covered a majority of the cost of his treatments at Children’s Cancer Clinic (now known as Batson). But you see, this is one of the reasons I love St. Jude so much. They share ALL of their research with other hospitals. The chemo protocol that Brett was put on came directly from St. Jude.
Not everyone is so fortunate. Some have no choice but to go to St. Jude, and they are met with open arms and open hearts! I’m thankful every day that Brett was cured. Maybe one day all children with cancer will be. Until then, I will keep trying to raise money for their ongoing research, for the kids and families of St. Jude.
In everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I am a St. Jude Hero! Not because I’m am anything on my own, but because I choose to help raise money for this very worthy cause. 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.