This Year's 2022 St. Jude Rock‘n’Roll Marathon is this Saturday April 23rd and I will be running for a bigger reason than myself by fundraising for the children and families of St. Jude.
Located in Memphis, TN, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the World's leading hospitals providing research and care for all types of children's cancer. There are many wonderful things about St. Jude that can be seen on their website, https:/www.stjude.org/ I encourage you to take a brief moment to get a feel of everything this hospital provides.
Just a few items you may like to 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.
I started my 14 week training in January with the goal of crossing the finish line on race day, April 23rd, 2022, in triumphant fashion with your participation to allow all of us help St. Jude continue to fight the battle against children's cancer.
If you are interested in following my progress on race day, you can download the "Rock 'n' Roll Running Series Tracker App" found on Apple App store and Google Play. In the app, locate Nashville Marathon under events and search Carlton Smith in the participant search field. Also found at the following link: CarltonSmith Marathon Tracking
Running as a "St. Jude Hero" under the motto "Never Give Up!", your consideration and support are greatly appreciated!!!