Hi everyone! I am really excited to take part in the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon! This will be my first (EVER) marathon and I look forward to the challenge of training over the next several months. I wanted to make sure that not only am I doing this for myself, but that I am also raising awareness along the way. My plan this year is to fundraise for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. I hope to raise $3,500 for this charity and ask that you prayerfully consider helping me.
I'm choosing to run for more than myself. I'm using my running to help save kids' lives by fundraising for St. Jude's as I train. I'm running for kids who might be too sick to run today, but who could one day be running alongside me because the money I raised helped find a cure for childhood cancer.
- 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 over all 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.
Please donate to help me reach my goal! Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues!