Friends and Family,
As you all may recall, last year we raised more than $1,300 for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Your contributions did more than fuel my desire to train for the half marathon, they helped raise funds for the needed medical supplies, treatments, and day-to-day necessities that so many families in this country are unable to get themselves. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The St. Jude Marathon Weekend is the pinnacle event for the St. Jude Heroes program as the largest single-day fundraising event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude Heroes aren't just participating in their race; they're using their strength to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. I can truly think of no other charity that I would want to contribute to as their mission helps those in need in ways that I could never.
This year, I've challenged myself to surpass my donation to St. Jude's last year and I can't do that without the support of my friends and loved ones. With your help, I hope to cross the finish line with a renewed joy that not only did I surpass my goal from last year but that we did everything we could to help St. Jude reach their goals as well!