Here I am, a year later, raising money again for St. Jude. But this year, it's different. This is the last photo I took with my father in July 2017 at the Mayo Clinic. He could not walk then. At all. When Big Ed died on March 7, he could not walk. He could barely move, and when he tried to get up and walk, with the help of wonderful persons and medical devices, he usually fell. So I figured what better way to celebrate his memory than to run 13.1 miles and help the children of St. Jude.
Big Ed was not a runner. But he would be excited that I am running again - not for a medal, or for a PR on the course - but to truly experience this race for what it is. And that is a wonderful opportunity for us all to get together and support one of the finest organizations in all of the world.
I would appreciate your support - 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.
Donate today to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.