Hello everyone! I want to introduce myself and let you know that I am a St. Jude Hero that will be running the 2019 New York City Marathon. This will be my forth marathon but this time I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. There are many things that I am passionate about in life but two things have really helped define me as a person; helping others and running. Running has strengthened me physically, mentally and emotionally and it has always been a dream of mine to help others find this happiness. It is for this reason that I have chosen St. Jude as my charity to help children find there ability to achieve their dreams regardless of their limitations.
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.
- Fundraising goal for NCY Marathon 2019, $800,000. Last year, we were able to meet all financial goals together and this year we are all in belief that we can do the same!
I am training to cross the finish line on race day and with your donation we can cross the fundraising finish line together because the money you donate helps find a cure for childhood cancer. Donate today to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.