Natalie and I have been lucky enough to share several adventures together, from overlapping in undergrad at UNC to scuba diving trips navigating monsoon-drenched backroads in the Philippines. This adventure - the New York City Marathon - will be by far the most challenging, humbling and rewarding adventure we may ever go on together. On November 3rd 2019, we'll both be running in the NYC Marathon on behalf of St. Jude Children's Hospital, a non-profit organization we are both deeply passionate about.
Natalie and I both first became passionate about St. Jude Children's Hospital through our sorority in college, Tri Delta, who is a national sponsor of this outstanding non-profit organization. After four years filled with opportunities to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, we naturally transitioned this relationship with the organization into our post-graduate lives, and continually seek out ways to support it.
Below are a few facts about St. Jude:
- 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.
We want to express our humble appreciation to all of you for visiting this page and considering to support this great cause. We've set our individual goals at $3,500, but ultimately hope to be able to donate far more than this with the help of all of your kind and generous donations. On race day, Nikki and I will be running for all of the children at St. Jude that can't run today, but someday may be able to because of your donation. We hope that you'll join us in this ongoing fight against childhood cancer.
Nik & Nat