When I first visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital five years ago, I was told I’d have a St. Jude moment. No one could tell me when this moment might occur or how my visit would affect me. I was just told that I would know. At some point during my visit, I realized that if my kids were to ever get sick, I would want the same level of care that St. Jude provides to their kids and families. Knowing that St. Jude takes care of all expenses so families can focus on letting their child live, motivated me to run my first ever half marathon as a St. Jude Hero and I haven’t stopped since.
As a St. Jude Hero, I've have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. I'm 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.
Thanks so much for donating to help me reach my goal because even when my race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.