The Memphis Marathon Weekend has taken on a new challenge this year. Sadly, the event has had to adapt and is now a virtual event with participants running in their hometowns throughout the country. While it does disappoint me that participants can't be together this year in Memphis, enjoying all the city has to offer, celebrating team's fundraising efforts, and experiencing the incredible run through the St Jude campus, it does bring me back to the reason I run - for the kids! It is about fundraising and supporting the St Jude mission to never stop until no child dies from cancer. We can give children and families hope!
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 my virtual 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 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.