I’m thrilled to share that the journey to my FIRST-EVER MARATHON (yikes!) will be dedicated to the incredible legacy of Cody Austin Smith, and doing my part to help the families the St. Jude team serves!
Cody’s impact on his family, friends, and community in his 18 years with us is nothing short of extraordinary and I'm honoring him by living by his motto, “Never Submit, Never Quit” (I’m going to need those 4 words as I train!) I can’t wait to earn my St. Jude Hero race singlet & add Cody’s name on the back!
Let me drop some knowledge on you:
- 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 developed 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 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.
I'm so very grateful for your support of my fundraising efforts -- Let me know if you're up for a run! <3