This will be my 3rd time completing the St. Jude Marathon Weekend in Memphis! The first time I took a huge leap of faith and signed up for the half marathon. I completed it and that was a huge feat and milestone in my life. The second time my family of 4 did the 5k together. Annalesa ran the entire way (it just about killed all of us to keep up with her) until she hit one of the infamous "Downtown Potholes". The most amazing part was how a single event can change our entire outlook. We have prayed for the patients and medical teams at St. Jude almost every night over the past 3 years. It has made a huge impact on our little family of 4. And because of that, we can tough it out for one amazing weekend and a year of fundraising to help the beautiful St. Jude patients.
We are blessed with healthy kids but we are doubly blessed that they have learned to show compassion and have faith in God's healing through everyday miracles that take place at St. Jude.
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.
Any donation helps greatly! My goal is $3,000 and I have faith that with your help, I can SMASH this goal!
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