I am a St. Jude Hero! I have chosen to run the 2019 Chicago Marathon for a reason bigger than myself (and bigger than beating my 2018 time) by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. 26.2 miles is crazy and the 18 weeks of miles and miles of running I do to prepare for the final 26.2 is even harder, but watching a child suffer through cancer has to be the hardest thing any parent has to endure.
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 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.