I can't believe it's almost been ten months since I ran my first half marathon! I won't lie; it was HARD! Thinking about all of the kids (and Uncle Bruce!) that have gone through chemo, radiation, and surgery kept me moving towards the finish line.
This year, I was able to recruit a few gym friends to run with me. We started training in April, hoping that our 'responsible' preparation will prevent any crazy cramping this time around.
Hard things are hard, but that doesn't mean they can't be fun. As you know, I love pushing myself physically and mentally, and what better reason to do so than for these kiddos.
Last year I shared some awesome St. Jude facts; here they are again:
- 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 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.
If you can, please help me reach my goal of $1,000. Every penny goes towards helping a sick child--every penny given is a penny well spent!